Sigur Rós

Formed in January, 1994, Sigur Rós are an Icelandic four-piece band who rapidly shot to international success.  Although until the release of the single ‘Svefn-G-Englar’ on FatCat in 1999, the band had remained unreleased outside of their native country, they had previously released 3 albums in Iceland (all on the Smekkleysa label) - ‘Von’, their debut in 1997; a remix, ‘Vonbrig’, a year later; and in 1999, the awesome new ‘Agætis Byrjun’, which was re-released on FatCat, and was voted as Iceland’s ‘album of the century’.

A second FatCat 12” arrived in the shape of ‘Ny Batterí’ in 2000, including two tracks which featured in the soundtrack of the deeply-moving ‘Angels Of The Universe’ (released by FatCat in autumn 2001), a movie from Oscar-nominated Icelandic film director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson.  In 2000, we released their album, ‘Ágætis Byrjun’ which was recorded at Reykjavik’s Studio Sasyrland with engineer Ken Thomas, and went on to garner widespread popular and critical acclaim. This was followed up in 2002 by their second album for FatCat, ‘( )’, recorded in the band’s new studio in Reykjavik (again with Ken Thomas).  Again, this met with almost over whelming critical acclaim, and the fol lowing year saw the band play some of the major summer Europen festivals, including Glastonbury and Roskilde aswell as collaborating with Radiohead for Merce Cunningham’s exclusive ‘split series’ project.

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Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson - Angels Of The Universe Trailer

Trailer for the Icelandic film “Angels Of The Universe”

2 years ago
Sigur Rós - Svefn-G-Englar

Director : Agust Jacobsson and Sigur Ros. This unforgettable and award-winning clip, conceived by and supervised by the band with direction by Agust Jacobsson features the Perlan special-needs theatre group acting out a simple but beautiful play about the elements.

7 years ago
Sigur Rós - Untitled

Director : Floria Sigismondi. This video sees schoolchildren at play in an unexplained dystopian vision of the future,with black snow and hellish red sky. It won the director and band best video at the MTV awards.

7 years ago
Sigur Rós - Vidrar Vel Til Loftarasa

Director : Stefan Arnie, Siggi Kinski and Sigur Ros. ‘Vidrar Vel Til Loftarasa’ tells a simple, if emotionally charged, tale of two adolescent boys’ burgeoning feelings for each other, culminating in a kiss during a youth soccer match.

7 years ago
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