Saturday, December 12, 2020

Swinging Saturdays #81: Music around the world: Icelandic bands

Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.

 Do you remember that song, Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men, did you know that the band is from Iceland? There are some other great bands from Iceland that make it on to my playlists, today I want to talk about them. 


Of Monsters & Men ~ Mountain Sound

I love Little Talks, but for this one I decided to go with a different song Mountain Sound, it has the same upbeat melody just a bit different from Little Talks. This band came out of nowhere, and it is great I love their sound. It is right up my alley. Hope you enjoy it too.
Album: My Head Is An Animal


Vök ~ Night And Day

This is the one band I don't know a whole lot about, but I thought it was still worth mentioning as in their own genre of music the make great things. It is a bit on the electronical side for me, which might sounds a bit strange, but I sometimes just have very strange taste, it is like my tast in chocolate, I don't like any filled chocolate, but I do like milk chocolate, but I don't like milk chocolate sprinkles (we put them on bread with butter in the Netherlands). Anyways, this song is kind of oke. I think a lot of people can appreciate the music they make.
Album: In The Dark


Ásgeir ~ Glæður

Ásgeir has been around for some time, the earliest album I could find was back in 2012. His songs are beautiful layed back listening songs, and I enjoy listening them when I work or if I really want to get in a relaxest state of mind. Very beautiful, he has many songs in English however I want to show you how beautiful the language of Iceland can be, and how it can still be beautiful eventhough I don't understand a word they sing. Cool fact is that in this video, the introduction has English subtitles really cool. I hope you enjoy this and if you like it show you support, follow them on spotify buy an album. This goes for all artists I discuss on this blog.
Album: Satt


The Vintage Caravan ~ On The Run

Boyfriend here forgot to mention that these guys who I think are freaking awesome, are from Iceland, only found out when I mentioned that I was writing this post. Luckly, because else I would have had to go with something I did not know. And why would I do that when we can listen to the Vintage caravan instead? This is awesome shit so, I guess I will shut up know so you don't have to read while listening.
Album: Gateways


Kaleo ~ No Good

No good, well this song is sooooo good, Love it. These guys got very famous very fast,they are so young! I love talents like this. I love the guitar in this song. It has a kind of Arctic Monkey vibe to it.
Album: A/B

Do you have any other Icelandic suggestions for me?
Feel free to leave a comment! 
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