Published January 12, 2007
Gavin Portland released two short EPs in 2006, which gave clear hints to what one could expect from their first album. So, it was not really a surprise to learn that Gavin Portland released the best album of 2006. Period. Hardcore influenced indie rock that sounds like no other Icelandic band. It is music that sounds international, as if Gavin Portland could hold their own anywhere in the world and against anybody. It is music that is well thought out and performed with passion. It is music that catches you on the first listen but every listen adds something new. It is in short: fucking great. Its only shortcoming is that it is too short. The best thing to happen to Icelandic rock in a long time.