London - Wednesday 28th November, The Luminaire, Kilburn
The evening's headline band, Bloodgroup, are an established name on the Icelandic live music circuit, having been formed in 2005 by ringleader Raggi along with members of his family and their friends. Together they formed a band that's gained an enviable reputation for playing "powerful and funky rock-influenced electro-dance-pop" (The Reykjavik Grapevine) at summer festivals around the world and, to top off a perfect year for the band, they've recently recorded and released their debut album Sticky Situation to the acclaim of the local music press.
Sometime, the evening's first supporting band, are the Crosby, Still, Nash & Young of Icelandic dance music. Consisting of Danni (synths & electronic drums), Diva De La Rosa (vocals) DJ Dice (turntables & fx) and Oculus (audio manipulations), four famed veterans of the vibrant Icelandic music scene, they released their debut record in October following a miraculous rise to fame in 2007. Sometime sound a little like an updated version of Kraftwerk with gorgeous vocals lashed over the sort of beats that have kept many a bar in Reykjavik bursting until dawn and they are, quite simply, one of Iceland's newest and most exciting live dance acts.
Joining Bloodgroup and Sometime we're also delighted to welcome Reykjavik-based techno minimalist Sven Bit as the opening act.