A band formed late 2005 by singer Lóa Hlín Hjálmtýsdóttir & Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson (of Plúseinn, Hairdoctor & also Motion Boys fame). Soon this duo got assistance of Árni Vilhjálmsson (of Motherfuckers in the House fame) & Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason (of múm fame but also playing with Borko & Skakkamanage).
Now the band ranges from 3 to 8 members: Sveinbjorn Hermann Pálsson (of Terrordisco), Björn Kristjánsson (of múm, Borko and Skakkamanage), Birgitta Birgisdóttir & Eiríkur Orri (of múm, Kira Kira, Benni Hemm Hemm fame), often as guest cowbell percussionists.
They put new life in classics of Rage Against The Machine "Killing in the Name" and Belgian Technotronic "Pump up the Jam".
On 7. July FM Belfast released a 12" on the Thugfucker Label. This is their first release ever: "Killing In The Name Of (Lotus)"
1. "Killing In The Name Of (Lotus)" (original mix)
2. "Killing In The Name Of (Lotus)" (Antipop & Gaea Lotus Killing mix)
1. "Killing In The Name Of (Lotus)" (Kasper Bjørke remix)
2. "Killing In The Name Of (Lotus)" (Kasper Bjørke instrumental)
Available on Juno @ http://juno.co.uk/ppps/products/319557-01.htm
Great live band. Last time I saw them, January 2008, even Björk G. was watching their gig from nearby @ Organ.
"Back & Spine" Live @ Icelandair Opening Party é Kjarval Museum @ the Iceland Airwaves Festival 2007
Stay tuned @ http://www.fmbelfast.com/ & www.myspace.com/fmbelfast