Published September 12, 2008
Few bands have caused more stir in Iceland than the teen-phenomenon that is Ultra Mega Technoband Stefan. Since 2006, the band has performed around the world on the strength of their live shows that remain a circus of sorts. Now the have an album to their name, and it pretty much confirms what I’ve always felt at their live shows, that is, this is an energetic and lively band but their synth-driven sound soon becomes really repetitive and monotonous and they could do with a few more ideas in the song writing department. While Circus is not bad, and certainly drives home the energetic point, I have a feeling this would have worked a lot better as an EP. It would have made their lack of new ideas seem a little less obvious.