Band Named After Blood Pudding Wins Icelandic Music Experiments Band Contest - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Band Named After Blood Pudding Wins Icelandic Music Experiments Band Contest

Published April 8, 2019

Andie Fontaine
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Músíktilraunir

Músíktilraunir (“Icelandic Music Experiments”) saw one band come out on top: Blóðmör, which is also the name for Iceland’s version of blood pudding.

The results of the contest, which seeks to find new and upcoming music talent in Iceland, were posted on the official page last Friday. Blóðmör not only won as best band; the trio also walked away with Best Guitarist.

Konfekt, who came in second, were no slouches, either, having also won Best Singer (Anna Ingibjörg Þorgeirsdóttir) and Best Drummer (Eva Kolbrún Kolbeins). Coming in third was Ásta, who was also recognised for her Icelandic text.

Flammeus, while not cracking the top three, did secure Best Keyboardist (Guðjón Jónsson) and Best Bassist (Tumi Hrannar Pálmason); Guðlaug Sóley Höskuldsdóttir of gugusar won Best Programmer; and Stefan Thormar earned the title of Bluesiest Drummer.

Icelandic Music Experiments has many times been very prescient in terms of Iceland’s new rising stars in the music scene. Botnleðja, Mínus, hip hop sensation XXX Rottweiler and Sigur Rós have all been past participants in the music contest.

If you were curious about what a band named after blood pudding sounds like, you can check out their rehearsal set here, which is also embedded below.

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