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‘The First Crusade’
Regal Recordings

Punk rock grows in every corner of the planet as angst is one of those childhood attributes that makes a man of you in the end. It even grows in Iceland where the air is pure and geezers are hot so it’s no surprise that the 5 blokes that formed the spiky indie-punk are on fire right now in the UK.

These 6 piece rockers have started creeping into playlists all over the country with their new album ‘The First Crusade‘. This avant garde compilation of 12 tracks brings angst into a new level. It’s like hearing The Paddington’s not giving a shit. Where’s that band now BTW? Probably wishing they had songs and attitude as good this lot and regretting being prima donnas at fashion shows?!

Standout tracks include the upbeat single ‘His Lyrics are Disastrous‘, the explosive ‘17‘ that has an intro with a cheeky likeness to Morden’s finest, Good Shoes and lead track ‘It’s Monday‘ where singer Gunnar Ragnarsson spills the beans on the small town mentality of his home town.

Reykjavik has always launched a steady line of fresh talent with artists such as The Sugarcubes, Bjork and I guess more recently Sigur Rós and Gus Gus but this has the bollocks that you have been waiting for. It’s just a shame that they have a name that nobody can pronounce!

Chuck Bangers

Tour dates:

11 Oct Bradford University
13 Oct Oxford Academy
14 Oct Southampton, Guildhall
15 Oct Exeter, Lemon Grove
17 Oct London, Forum
19 Nov Stoke, Sugarmill
21 Nov Oxford, Jericho Tavern
22 Nov Brighton, Barfly
23 Nov Luton, University
24 Nov Tunbridge Wells, Forum
25 Nov Cambridge, The Graduate
27 Nov Birmingham, NIA
29 Nov Hull, The Welly (Club NME)
30 Nov Nottingham, The Social
01 Dec Sheffield, Leadmill
02 Dec York, Fibbers
04 Dec London, Barfly
05 Dec Southampton, Joiners
06 Dec Taunton, Café Mambe
07 Dec Birmingham, Barfly