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Indridi shares first single

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One of very talented young artists of Reykjavík is Indriði Ingólfsson, a musician born of local DIY punk scene. Being a lead guitarist in hardcore band Muck is just a part of his artistic activity. Except that, he is also a visual artist and has collaborated on both grounds – music and visual arts – with, to mention a few, Úlfur Hansson (Swords of Chaos, Klive), The Heavy Experience and Jófríður Ákadóttir (Samaris, Pascal Pinon, JFDR). Luckily for us, delicate melodies with Indriði´s mesmerizing deep emotional voice will be released on his solo debut 12-inch vinyl LP entitled Makril on 29th July via Figure Eight Records. The album contains 10 original songs written and recorded by Indriði. The first single is entitled Dreamcat. You can listen to it below and you have my full recommendation! The initial album spark came when Indriði and Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir (múm) presented an visual/audio…

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KontinuuMuck

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It was Friday night, June 12th, the time of the year when it’s still bright in Iceland even after midnight. The countdown in the darkness of Gaukurinn, a venue in downtown Reykjavík, was over. Finally, the day of musical fireworks had come, and I was armed with a beer as my excitement jumped . I was ready for the show that would proudly kick off my weekend. Only bands like the progressive post-metal Kontinuum and hardcore Muck knew how to scratch me nicely behind the ears. This year, I was told by an expert in the Icelandic music scene that Kontinuum was a band to watch. Indeed, they have played together since 2010 and recently released their second album, Kyrr. They started the show with the album-opening song that drifts between progressive post-metal and dream-wave. Immediately, ʻBreatheʼ made me feel that Kyrr would fit perfectly into my parents’ mysterious cassette…

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Provoking Muck, Pink Street Boys and Oyama on Friday the 13th

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I’m about to make a deal with this crazy blowing Icelandic wind. If there will be more shows like that one at Húrra on legendary Friday the 13th, I will stop caring about that horrible howling and annoying sound in the background and always wet glasses that don’t allow me to see the world around. Then the only one thing I will maybe care about will be your joyous future. Yours, mine but I’m not 100% about everyone else’s. So, should I first tell you the reason why I’m almost able to have a pact with the Devil? Well, I don’t believe the Black Friday brings good or bad luck. Although I got up on the wrong side of the bed it didn’t really matter since I had been waiting for that day so goddam long. We have all been waiting. Finally, Muck released its sophomore album entitled Your Joyous…

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Watching you, watching me, watching Muck

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Once upon a time I met in Cracow four pretty cool guys from Reykjavík. They just stopped by my absolutely favorite district and gave a show, one of a dozen of them on their European tour. Before the gig I heard among others about joy of being challenged with new music and new sounds. Those four guys brought to (then) my city a kind of volcanic eruption since as soon as they entered the stage they turned from pretty cool people into crazy, fast and angry creatures teaching me immediately that I will not forget the name of Muck. Indeed, they provoked me. And also they challenged me saying that everything for a forth-coming album is ready but in the end I have waited for Your Joyous Future for over 2,5 year. Here comes out the second album of Muck – finally, February 24th! Damn, I easily became a Master…

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