Postcard From Iceland :: Part 5 (Free Download)
October 14th 2011
This Sunday, Rainbow Chan and Oliver Tank are getting up on stage at Kex Hostel in Reykjavik, showing the local folk what they can do at a gig put together by Kimi Records. They're sharing the bill with locals Borko, MIRI, Nolo and Snorri Helgason, plus Cheek Mountain Thief from the UK.
We thought it'd be nice to tell you a bit more about one of the Icelandic bands playing, seeing as they're all bloody fantastic. As well as taking our musos to a new audience, Northern Lights is a pretty great opportunity for an aural exchange.
Miri have a reputation for powerful and joyous live shows but they sound damn good recorded as well. Their debut LP was recently released in Europe and the USA on Kimi records and Morr music (home of Fm Belfast, Seabear, Sing Fang and more). The new album got four star reviews from two of the biggest newspapers in Iceland. Dr. Gunni, Icelands most respected music critic, said that 'Okkar' was one of the best Icelandic offerings of 2010. It was up in the top 5 of most 'best of 2010' lists in Icelandic media.
Want a listen? Grab a free download of Miri's track 'Hamingjulagid', the Ruxpin Remix…
Want to see what the locals look like (and how they dance)? Click play below. Or see them performing "Góða Konan" live for KEXP at RÚV in Reykjavík during Iceland Airwaves 2010 in this video.