[BadPanda065] Lockerbie – Laut / Snjóljón
Coming from our favourite country in the world (Iceland), Lockerbie is an independent act that mixes the usual pop/rock and powerful post-rock together in an interesting way.
Lockerbie was formed in January 2008 and gained a small fame performing with For a Minor Reflection and Soundspell until they took a one year pause in the spring of 2008.
Back together, the members have recently started playing together again and won the Studio Sýrland/Rás 2 summer competition. Lockerbie is known for big, melodic and epic songs with meaningless and poetic but comfortable lyrics in icelandic that matches perfectly with the beautiful melodic piano.
Lockerbie – Laut / Snjóljón [zip]
Bonus: Laut (CJ Lavoire Re-Edit) [download]
Where do you live actually?
The singer/guitarist lives in Reykjavík but the other ones lives in Hafnarfjörður (10 km outside of Reykjavík), Iceland
What is the last thing you ate?
A delicious Lasagna.
Football, beer and good music (yes, we really should live in England).
What do you collect?
Strange instruments. For example you can hear in a drum called “Spring Drum” in the beginning of Snjóljón. Doddi, the singer/guitarist also collect guitar effects, sometimes I don’t think he can play his guitar before he has plugged at least 8-10 effects (like you might hear in the songs).
Your favourite word?
Ólgusjór – a old and epic Icelandic word that means raging sea. We use it a lot in our new song.
“But I’m not a miracle and you’re not a saint, just another soldier on a road to nowhere”
Difficult to name just one, but we all love Pulp Fiction.
Sjálfstætt fólk(Independent People) by Halldór Laxness.
Which song do you listen to when you wake up?
Cemetry Gates by The Smiths is a great song to start the day with.
A song you wish you wrote yourself?
Viðrar vel til Loftárása- Sigur Rós, one of our all time favourite song.
The song to be played at your funeral?
Hope There’s Someone by Anthony & The Johnsons would be great. His voice is just outstanding.
Your party song?
Alex Metric’s remix of Sabotage(Beastie boys) is great.
A song for relaxing on a beach?
Hvert sem ég fer- Hjálmar. Icelandic reagge band- we are a big fans.
Last.fm, very useful for people who like to discover new music.
What do you think about music industry in 2010 and filesharing/internet as a promotion tool?
The internet gives musicians oppurtunites to share their music with the world without being famous and big music companies so I think it’s very positive.
Sigur Rós at Ásbyrgi-one of the most beautiful place in Iceland. The weather was great and the atmosphere was amazing. (Google it: Sigur Rós at ásbyrgi, very beatiful)
Favourite place on earth?
Went to an little island in the Caribbean just outside Mexico called Isla Holbox. Almost unspoilt and there were only golf cars. Simply a paradise on earth.
Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?
Would really like to wake up in South America or Asia. It’s very cold here in Iceland right now so I would love a holiday in the sunshine.