Iceland Airwaves 2009 Part 2
Casiokids, Sometime and Reykjavik!
Playing the Reykjavik Art Museum as part of their UK label Moshi Moshi’s night, poptricians Casiokids stormed the stage.
The Norweigens channel the cowbell heavy funk pioneered by Liquid Liquid (and recently taken to commercial success by Friendly Fires) but with their own frenetic twist.
With three frontmen and a unique blend of musical styles, the Bergen boys’s set never let up – much to the delight of the audience (and the stage diving gorilla).
Over at Batteríið, Icelandic disco fivesome Sometime whip up a cabaret-style storm, with frontwoman Diva De La Rosa’s headdress threatening to take out the ceiling at times. Coming on like a party version of The Knife, the group ripped through tracks from their new album Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious under a hail of confetti.
Local ‘blood-core’ heroes Reykjavik! packed out the Sódóma sweat box with a full-on art-punk frenzy. Mass sing-alongs, crowd surfing and discussions on getting hair wax in your eyes all added up to a hardcore show that easily gives the likes of Gallows a run for their money.
Flights kindly supplied by Icelandair www.icelandair.com