“It’s kind of alternative, electro-pop music but with a lot of noise,” say the members of Danish band epo-555. “Powersolo, on the other hand, are nothing like us when it comes to music. They’re rock and roll all the way.” Both bands are playing Reykjavík’s Grand Rokk on the 11th of March. They are signed with Danish record label Crunchy Frog. Crunchy Frog is the biggest indie-label in Denmark and has released records by acts like The Raveonettes and Junior Senior.
“We played Grand Rokk in October last year and it was much more fun than I expected,” says Mikkel of epo-555. “Of course we’ll play in Reykjavík again – why shouldn’t we?”
When the bands are done in Iceland they head for the US, where they are playing in New York and then again in Texas at the South by Southwest music festival. There they will meet up with Icelandic colleagues SKE and Vinyl.
“We’re playing New York and then Texas for the first time so that should be interesting. We will be going straight from the Icelandic hangikjöt and dried fish to Texan cowboy hats and horses,” says Mikkel.
The joyful Dane has only one concern. “I just hope the weather will be like last time, it was really great, not too cold.” Him and Bobby Fischer both.
Epo-555 and Powersolo will play
Grand Rokk the 11th of March.
The show starts at 21:00.