News
Pollapönk Going To Eurovision

Pollapönk Going To Eurovision

Photos by
Facebook page of Pollapönk

Published January 18, 2014

Icelanders have decided which band should go to Denmark to represent their country in the qualifications round of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

Pollapönk (lit. “puddle punk”), and their song “Enga fordóma” (“No prejudice”), will soon be on their way to Denmark to represent Iceland in the competition. Vísir confirms that they will sing the song in English, with text written by John Grant.

It should also be noted that one of the two backing vocalists for the band is Bright Future MP Óttarr Proppé. Whilst it is unclear if he will be able to compete in Denmark, on account of his legislative duties, his participation would be the first time that an Icelandic member of parliament has competed in Eurovision.

Pollapönk was created by Heiðar Örn Kristjánsson and Haraldur Freyr Gíslason of the Icelandic post-punk band Botnleðja, who founded Pollapönk for the purpose of creating a music group that children and adults alike could enjoy. Haraldur’s brother, Arnar Þór Gíslason, and musician Guðni Finnsson joined up in 2007 to complete the quartet.

Below you can see a video of Pollapönk performing the song they hope will represent Iceland in the finals:


News
Reykjavík Has Cheapest Beer Of All Nordic Capitals

Reykjavík Has Cheapest Beer Of All Nordic Capitals

by

Iceland’s capital has the cheapest beer of any Nordic capital, and its price ranks just above the median worldwide. According

News
Naked Cyclist To Help Drivers Be Aware Of Bikes

Naked Cyclist To Help Drivers Be Aware Of Bikes

by

The naked cyclist who alerted police attention earlier this month has appeared in a new advert about driver awareness of

News
Running Against Suicide

Running Against Suicide

by

A charity run to fight suicide amongst young men got started this morning, and runners will circle the country. RÚV

News
Airwaves Announce Mercury Rev, Arca And Lots More

Airwaves Announce Mercury Rev, Arca And Lots More

by

This year is passing so fast, huh? A minute ago it was new year, and now we’re already past midsummer…

News
3 Minutes: The Longest You Will Ever Walk From A Parking Garage To Laugavegur

3 Minutes: The Longest You Will Ever Walk From A Parking Garage To Laugavegur

by

It has been mathematically proven that car drivers would have little to worry about if Laugavegur were closed year-round. Kjarninn

News
Light Rail To Be A Reality In Reykjavík

Light Rail To Be A Reality In Reykjavík

by

An agreement has been reached between all capital area municipalities to create a light rail system for the greater Reykjavík

Show Me More!