Sigur Ros: new video, new album, new tour


Sigur Ros have announced the release of their seventh album this June, entitled Kveikur.

Their first album as a trio, the album will be released on June 17, and the Icelandic band have premiered the video for the first track to be released from the album – ‘Brenninstein’ – today.

If Sigur Ros have been lumped in with the ‘post-rock’ (discuss) movement, then the emphasis with this track is on the rock. It’s far harder sounding than anything else they’ve produced so far, but it still sounds like Sigur Ros. The video is -as you’d hope and expect- slightly disturbing, hard to make sense of and yet oddly beautiful at the same time.

The single can be downloaded (for the princely sum of £2) from here. The tracklisting for the album can be found here and the tour dates can be found here.

And it would be good to know what you think…

Ten for a summer’s day

Hallelujah. It’s a summer’s day, it’s nice and warm and i’m not back in the classroom for several weeks. Yeees!

So, why not a playlist for a summer’s day? An eclectic mix of indie, dance, jazz and whatever takes my fancy.

Jamie Lidell -‘Another Day.’ mp3

Nina Simone -‘Feeling Good.’ mp3

Sigur Ros – Staralfur.’ mp3

Rockers’ Revenge -‘Walking On Sunshine 12″.’ mp3

Primitives -‘Through The Flowers.’ mp3

Aphex Twin -‘Girl/Boy Song.’ mp3

Donna Summer -‘I feel Love 12″ version.’ mp3

Moloko -‘Sing It Back (Boris musical mix).’ mp3

Chic -‘I Want Your Love 12″ version.’ mp3

The Streets -‘Your Song (Elton John cover).’ mp3

Melys -‘Chinese Whispers.’ mp3

New Sigur Ros

A bit in your face? Yup, everyone’s favourite Icelandic band since the Sugarcubes and a band who have their own slant on ethereal return with a new track and a new album entitled með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust. According to their website this translates as With A Buzz In Our Ears We Play Endlessly. I think the title reminds me of Liars

The track, available for free, is called ‘Gobbledigook.’ Unkind folks might point out the irony of Sigur Ros’ first title to be comprehensible to many being called Gobbledigook, but given that very few 17 Seconds readers have so far demonstarted an ability to speak Icelandic, maybe they should keep quiet. It’s not particularly ethereal by their standards, and sounds like there’s a bit of thigh-slapping going on, but if I’m being honest, I’d always want to hear the latest thing from Sigur Ros. They are that good.

See what you think…

Sigur Ros -‘Gobbledigook.’ mp3

Check their website for the rather erotic video (if you’re over 18, obviously) and for more news etc..
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