Sudden Weather Change

SWC

Sudden Weather Change has been harassing the Icelandic music scene since 2006.   They always put on a good show using both audio and visual nicey-nice-es.  Originally a five piece, their first album, Stop Handgrenade in the name of crib death’nderstand, reminds one of Pavement and other 90’s alternative groups.  “Black Lung” is my favorite track off this album.

In 2010 they won an Iceland music award for best new act with their song “The Whaler”  Now a four piece consisting of Bergur Thomas Anderson (Bass,vocals) Dagur Sævarsson (Guitar) Loji Höskuldsson (Guitar,Vocals) and Oddur Guðmundsson (Drums), they still maintain that alt-90’s feel, but have gotten a lot more heady in their music.

Fast Foward another year and some, and we get my favorite album to date, Sculpture.  Seeming to have evolved into a much more intense, prog-rock gig to me, the Sculpture album is all sorts of good, it reminds me of another great Iceland band called Kimono.  And thus other greats such as Mogwai, Wire, and even a touch of Godspeed you Black Emperor, especially on tracks such as “Proper Flavor” and “Not a line but a circle.”  They are on my list of must-sees this Airwaves go around, and if you’re going to be up there I would suggest making it to their gig as well.

So as I’m still getting used to doing these blogs I thought I would try something new. I have asked the band 4 very important questions that every music fan should ask of the bands they love.  Bergen Anderson, the bass player, was kind enough to reply with the band’s answers:

1. What is your favorite off-venue Airwaves joint to jam at?
–KEX

2. If you combine all of your favorite colors, what do you get?
–Pale green

3. What are 3 of your favorite little known bands of Icelandic origin?
Skátar, Enkídu and bob  (I have to note, I took artistic license and linked to my favorite Skátar track)

4. If you could be any creature playing your favorite song, what would the creature be? And what is the song.
–I´d be a cat, singing “Summer Wine”, like Nancy Sinatra.
You can find out more about the band here:

Band’s website // Facebook page // Gogoyoko profile
I really look forward to seeing a cat bass player covering Summer Wine in Iceland this year, and methinks you really should check them out, and if you want to follow me on Gogoyoko, my userid is Ragnaarb.

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