þriðjudagur, maí 26, 2009

The Foreign Monkeys "π" (Pi) Release Concert @ Sódóma Reykjavík 27. May 2009

Release Concert of Foreign Monkeys @ Sódóma Reykjavík
Wednesday 27. May 2009
Support Act: Mammút
Entrance: 500 IKR
Get the CD there for 1.500 IKR
Concert 2 Times:
@ 18:00 for all ages
@ 22:00 for 20 years and older
Album was released on 29. April. Recorded and produced by Magnus Øder, best known for his amazing work with Lay Low and Benny Crespo's Gang.
The first single from this album, "Love Song", received great airplay on Icelandic radio stations and got to the top 20 on the X-dominos chart.

Band members
Gísli: guitar & vocals
Víðir Heiðdal: drums
Leifur: guitar
Bogi: bass & vocals

Record Label: Record Records www.recordrecords.is

The Foreign Monkeys Biography
The Foreign Monkeys was originally founded in December 2005. The line-up back then was very different from what it has become today. Soon, the band was reincarnated and a new line-up competed the Icelandic battle of the bands in the month of March the following year, and won. This gave The Foreign Monkeys a nation wide recognition. By this time TFM had taken on the closest to their current form. The bands powerful live performance created an immediate buzz, and their reputation spread fast, landing them larger crowds of rock thirsty audience. At the beginning of May 2006, only 2 months after winning BOTB competition, TFM performed in one of the largest venues in Iceland in front of 5.000 people. This performance was the opening act for highly acclaimed English artists, Badly Drawn Boy, Elbow and Echo and The Bunnymen. In August 2006, TFM would play their largest gig to this date, in front of 15.000 people in their hometown, at a festival with local artists. In 2006 TFM also started working on their first recording which is yet to see the light of day. In 2007, after a times of brewing frustration within the band, the singer left, leaving the project hanging by a thread. With the first album well in the making and a huge buzz created, the band was not sure if they would carry on. A few months later, the band decided that the album would be finished, and hired a rhythm guitarist, while the bass player and lead guitarist would fill the void the singer left within the band. Soon the vocal parts were recorded and the album finished, and finally it looks like the album will be released in 2009. The new line-up is finally ready to perform again and is bound to make an impact on the Icelandic scene.

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