CMU Approved

Approved: Rökkurró

By | Published on Thursday 28 October 2010

Formed in 2006, one of Rökkurró’s earliest influences was (apparently) the sunlight which came in through the windows of the attic where they rehearsed. Which sounds kind of unlikely, but their music does go some way to representing that image in sound, complete with the cold landscape of Iceland outside; because the Reykjavik residents create that equally grand and delicate sound that, for some reason, only Nordic bands seem capable of pulling off.

The band released their second album, ‘Í Annan Heim’, in Iceland and Japan earlier this year. Nine tracks of rolling guitars and swirling strings, which peak, trough and occasionally crash, are all topped off with the soft, fragile vocals of Hildur Stefánsdóttir. The band recently played their first ever UK shows, which will hopefully lead at some point to a release for the album over here.