What do you mean it's only two weeks until Iceland Airwaves 2017? Where did the time go? Obviously this blog been busy watching the Icelandic football team but it's fair to say that iceblah needed to be woken up.
There is no more effective band to be woken up by than The Pink Street Boys, officially Iceland's loudest. They have caught the attention of, and been heartily praised by, Rolling Stone magazine, Drowned In Sound and this venerable blog. If you ask me to name 5 or 10 must-see bands for Iceland Airwaves (please do, I love writing lists), then these boys will surely be on it. Another good reason for the Pink Street Boys being the first band featured here this year is that they are almost certainly going to be the first band I see at Airwaves this year. I arrive in town at about 4pm on the Wednesday and they are playing an as yet unannounced (OOPS) off-venue show at 12 Tónar at 5:30.
I just spoke to Jónsi about noise and football and sewers and stuff like that. Oh, and their brand new album...
Traditional first question - where are you and what are you doing?
That, people, is some sound and wise advice. You can, you must, catch The Pink Street Boys on and off venue during Iceland Airwaves 2017.
Wednesday November 1st, 17:30 at 12 Tónar.
Friday November 3rd, 21:40 at Gaukurinn.