Every year, each new Iceland Airwaves brings with it a bunch of brand new vital sounding bands, and it also brings with it a great new array of fabulously named Icelandic bands. And sometimes, there is a band that fit perfectly into both categories. So, here are Vaginaboys – memorable name, memorable sounds and they are one of the most hotly tipped new bands on the line-up for Airwaves 2016.
I had to find out a bit more...
Hello Vaginaboys, where are you and what are you doing?
Hey Mark, we're good thank you. We're in Reykjavik, doing music!
So I guess we need to start with your name. How the hell did you decide on Vaginaboys?
I thought the term 'vaginaboy' being used in a degrading way to be a bit odd. So why not just fight it by calling it ourselves?
Can you tell us who is in the band behind those masks? And where we may have seen you before…
No, sorry about that.
Huh, I thought not. You’ve got a very active soundcloud page, including some very nice cover versions – how do you decide which songs to record?
Thank you. There's no particular reason for the songs we choose to remake. Just try to keep the production interesting.
Who would you most love to do a cover of one of your songs?
Great question. We'll we'd love Sigur Rós to take a shot on one of them. That'd be interesting.
What can Airwaves goers expect from your shows?
Increased blood flow and goosebumps we hope.
Finally, do you have any advice for people attending Airwaves or visiting Iceland for the first time?
Just try to be relaxed. It's a great place to relax. And enjoy the surroundings, look around, look above you when you're walking down the streets and take it all in.
Don’t resist the temptation, here are all of your chances to feast your eyes and ears on the vaginaboys:
Tuesday Nov 3rd, 7:00pm – Lucky Records
Wednesday Nov 4th, 4:00pm – Loft Hostel
Wednesday Nov 4th, 8:00pm – Húrra
Thursday Nov 5th, 5:00pm – Aurora Reykjavik
Friday Nov 6th, 8:00pm - Nasa