From Iceland — Perfect Day: Ágúst Bent Jensson

Perfect Day: Ágúst Bent Jensson

Published October 18, 2019

Perfect Day: Ágúst Bent Jensson
Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Matthew Eisman

Ágúst Bent Jensson is the singer of rock band Horrible Youth, which just released its first album, ‘Wounds Bleed.’ Here is his perfect day.

First things first!

First off, I’m rudely awoken by my kids. After begging and pleading for a few more minutes of sleep, I get up, kiss my wife, and feed my children. It’s beans on toast for my young diva and Cocoa Puffs for the prince of the house. I opt for scrambled eggs with some avocado and a sprinkle of hot sauce. Topics of discussion range from life after death and where angels live, to which is better: chocolate or ice cream.


Assuming the weather is not apocalyptic, I’d go for a nice walk with my family in Elliðaárdalur. We check out the bunnies and get recharged by this awesome nature in the middle of Reykjavík. We wind up at the playground with the kids.


I take my wife out to a champagne brunch at a place of her choosing—no kids though! She orders something healthy and shames me whilst I order something sleazy and blame her. We talk about how difficult our children are and then we talk about how perfect our children are.


Happy-hour with the pals. Period. There, discussions about horrible things. Very dark stuff. If anyone with power would hear us, they would have us banished from society. I drink slowly and talk fast because I’m late for a soundcheck. The Melvins are in town and they specifically requested Horrible Youth as the support band. Best day ever, right?


I go for a burger at Sæta Svínið with a tasting menu of the beers they got on tap. I’m a session IPA man myself.I’m not one for desserts, but I’d enjoy watching my wife devour some cake whilst sipping on an 18-year-old single malt, preferably from Islay.

In the heat of the night

I go where the heat is on! Actually, no. I’m old and tired and my kids exhaust me. I’d start by supporting the Melvins at a packed medium capacity place in Reykjavík. Then I’d enjoy some time backstage with my bandmates to talk about how awesome we are. Afterward, we go to Kaffibarinn and dance to some house music and mellow out before going home. Sleep, eat, repeat? Nah…

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