Sin Fang is a pretty unlikely ambassador of the Icelandic indie pop scene. In his teens he was a skateboard and Hip Hop aficionado, his arms are covered with a colourful mess of self designed tattoos and besides doing visual arts, his true obsessions are soccer and pizza. All of this makes him an antidote to the all-too-present cliché of the Icelandic nature boy. Sigfússon didn’t pick up a guitar until he was 20 but after graduating from the art academy and moving to London, he became sick and bought his first proper home recording equipment from the insurance money he got. Within just a few years, his infamous work ethic (he has a very strict 9 to 5 routine working on songs in his basement studio) and distinctive do-it-yourself production style culminated in the Sin Fang (Bous) debut album ‘Clangour’ which was released on Morr Music in 2009 to worldwide acclaim. Suddenly he was propelled into the midst of a new wave of bands redefining the indie rock game in thus far unexpected directions.
November 1, 2013
00:50 Gamla Bíó