Published April 8, 2005
Icelandic desert rock band Brain Police welcomed a new guitar player to the band some weeks ago. Búi Bendtsen, of the bands Fídel and Manhattan, replaced Gulli who had been with the band from day one.
Búi’s first appearance with the band at Gaukur á Stöng last month was impressive and when Brain Police played Dillon just before Easter they sounded better than they have in a long time. The reason is quite simple– the guitar sounded louder and the members were enjoying themselves, again.
Brain Police has been known for their powerful bass lines and heavy drumming, which at sometimes has left the guitar a bit in the shadow. That seems to have changed a bit with the arrival of Búi. At Dillon, Brain Police played two new songs; both sounded very fresh and they were not created with the basic Brain Police formula.
Höddi’s powerful and fuzzy bass was still there but the six strings played more of an important role than usual and at some point it sounded like Jómbi, the drummer, had a free role. Great stuff indeed, which produced no problems for their singer Jenni, who sounded great as usual.