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Sigur Rós

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This Week's Best New Band is... SIGUR RÓS

Interview by Ian Watson, Melody Maker, 10 November 1999


Sigur Ros: The Band at the Edge of the World

Interview by Andrew Mueller, The Face, December 1999

Sigur Ros have a singer who sounds like a whale. Their lyrics are in a secret language. And they want to perfume the world with ...

Sigur Rós: Haskolabio, Reykjavik, Iceland

Live Review by Ian Watson, Melody Maker, 1 December 1999

IT'S A sound that feels like it's been travelling through the universe for a million long, lonely years. It starts somewhere in the middle distance, ...

Sigur Ros: Iceland's Magical Visionaries

Interview by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 8 January 2000

ASK PARENTS on Iceland's northernmost shore, and they'll say the kids are alright when Sigur Ros arrive. Their trademark mix of gently persuasive confidence, humble ...

Desolation Angels: Icelandic music

Report and Interview by Rob Young, The Wire, January 2001

Spearheaded by Sigur Rós, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and the Kitchen Motors collective, Iceland’s hardy children of nature are proving stubbornly resistant to the World Rock ...

Sigur Ros: So good they make you vomit

Report and Interview by Andrew Smith, The Observer, 15 April 2001

ON THE OTHER side of the door is a sprawling south London estate gathered round an old factory turned business park, as oppressive an environment ...

Radiohead/Beck/Supergrass/Sigur Ros/Humphrey Lyttelton/Rock Of Travolta/Hester Thrale: South Park, Oxford, Saturday 7th July

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, July 2001

IF IT WASN'T quite the summer garden party it should have been, Radiohead's big homecoming bash at Oxford's South Park was mostly (or at least ...

Sigur Rós: Cool Band from a Cool Place

Profile and Interview by Chris Campion, Daily Telegraph, 10 2002

THE MUSIC OF Iceland has a presence on the world stage that far outstrips its influence as a country, a phenomenon of which the country's ...

Sigur Ros & Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson: Odin's Raven Magic

Preview by John Lewis, Barbican show programme, 21 April 2002

• Sigur Ros, Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson and Steindor Andersen with the London Sinfonietta and members of The Sixteen Choir • Music composed by Sigur Ros and ...

Sigur Ros: Barbican, London

Live Review by Ian Watson, Yahoo! Music, September 2002

YOU OFTEN hear the invisible when you go to see Sigur Ros live. As the bowed white noise fades into an eerie serenity or the ...

Sigur Ros

Report and Interview by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, November 2002

A trip to Iceland unlocks the secrets of the ages to Michael Goldberg ...

Sigur Ros: The New Ice Age

Interview by Will Hermes, Spin, March 2003

Do you suffer from skammdegispunglyndi? For many Icelanders, the cure for this brand of wintertime depression — in addition to drinking — is making weird ...

Sigur Rós: Radio City Music Hall, New York City

Live Review by Kandia Crazy Horse, PopMatters, 26 March 2003

THERE IS A BEE GEES song that goes, "I started a joke which started the whole world crying." This lyric highlights one of two overriding ...

Sigur Ros: Takk

Review by Ben Thompson, The Observer, 21 August 2005

A ROBE-FREE polyphonic spree, a depoliticised Godspeed! You Black Emperor, a less unforgivably insipid Talk Talk, Mogwai with the heavy metal taken out, the Cocteau ...

Sigur Ros: The Icemen Cometh

Profile and Interview by Robert Sandall, The Sunday Times, 28 August 2005

SIGUR ROS aren't big on putting what they do into words: this, after all, is the band who called their most recent album ( ), ...

Sigur Ros: Takk… (Geffen)

Review by Will Hermes, Spin, October 2005

Proof that there's an Icelandic word for uplift — and we can't pronounce it ...

Sigur Rós: Why We're Mesmerised By The Hypnotic Icelandic Band

Interview by Andy Gill, The Independent, 30 January 2009

EACH WEEK, along with the basic album and singles sales charts, there are myriad other charts published that track the diverse fortunes of the music ...

Sigur Rós: Valtari

Review by Wyndham Wallace,, May 2012

IF THE RELEASE of Sigur Rós' last studio album, Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust, led people to fear that the band's days crafting ...

Sigur Ros: Valtari (Parlophone)

Review by John Lewis, Metro, May 2012

WHEN LEAD singer Jónsi Birgisson apologised that Sigur Rós's recent albums had been "too joyous, too festive", he must have momentarily convinced himself that he ...

Sigur Ros: Takk That!

Report and Interview by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 19 May 2012

SIGUR ROS vanished four years ago. In their absence the band who are, after Bjork, Iceland's biggest musical export, saw their atmospheric music, with singer ...

After nine years, Sigur Rós return to hit the ground running for LP eight

Report by Martin Aston, MOJO, May 2022

Fact sheet Title: TBC Due: Autumn 2022 Production: band/Birgir Jón Birgisson Songs: TBC The Buzz: "When we started, we thought, Wouldn't it be nice to do ...

see also Jónsi


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