Ísland: Það er 1982 aftur!

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Nú flæða eflaust greinarnar inn um Airwaves í ár. Kieron Tyler hjá Art Desk skrifar hér grein um hátíðina og kemst að þeirri niðurstöðu að hér sé að verða til glæsileg fersk pönkbylgja. Hann fer fögrum orðum um bönd eins og Pink Street Boys, Elínu Helenu, Börn, Grísalappalísu & Megas, Kæluna miklu og Dj Flugvél og Geimskip, en öll eiga þau einmitt lög á SNARLI 4.

Classicism in another form helped define this year’s Airwaves. Punk has reared its head again. The Megas/Grísalappalísa show proved a taster for what emerged as a prime musical theme. Another helpful local, when asked about this, declared “it’s 1982 all over again.” Boy, no denying it. There really is a groundswell of powerful, off-the-wall punk-influenced bands the festival had found to prove the point.
Iceland Airwaves 2014 dj flugvél og geimskipAmongst the punky highlights were the wild Elín Helena, fronted by two bellowing men (one a ringer for a slimmer Matt Berry). The well they drew from was Orange County hardcore circa 1982, while the fabulous Pink Street Boys took odd dashes of Ohio’s The Pagans and Fun House Stooges, and revved them up to a velocity faster a volcano hurls rocks into the air. Fantastic. The equally striking Börn put “Love in a Void” Siouxsie & the Banshees and The Poison Girls in a food processor to invent one of the most jarring bands it’s possible to witness. The trio Kælan Mikla were best of all though: a drummer, bassist and singer who could barely play with poetry on their minds – a very very angry and very very dark Delta 5. Should these all be evidence of where Iceland’s music is heading – or at least where some of it is heading – next year will be very interesting.

Þó mér finnist bæði The Knife og The Flaming Lips frábær dæmi þá má segja í sögulegu ljósi að sjóin hjá þeim séu í ætt við Pink Floyd og Genesis – Einmitt sama jafnan og pönkið kom upp gegn á sínum tíma. Ergo: Sagan endurtekur sig.

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