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[BadPanda051] Útidúr – Fisherman’s Friend / Grasping for Thoughts

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Útidúr (pronounced: ooh! – detour) is an icelandic dirty dozen that has been creating a buzz like an army of bumblebees with their spicy concoction of joyous and ambitious indie-pop with a dramatic streak.

Trace elements of Angelo Badalamenti, Beirut, Calexico and Ennio Morricone can also be found in their system so fans of these should expose themselves to Útidúr in any way they deem appropriate.

Formed by guitarist/singer Gunnar, keyboardist Kristinn Roach & singer Rakel, Útidúr started churning out multifaceted songwriting that soon chain-reacted the project to mushroom into a twelve strong wild bunch. The full posse now includes players of double bass, drums, trumpet, violins, a second guitar and an accordion. The band has honed their craft for a while and begun playing at various venues in downtown Reykjavík in late summer of 2009 and they will be playing tomorrow (tuesday) in the best bar on earth ( Kaffibarinn in Reykjavík ) this tuesday and they will play 6 more shows this week for Icelandic Airwaves off-venue gigs to promote their new album, so if you’re lucky to be in Iceland right now, check out their upcoming dates on myspace.

Their debut album, This Mess We’ve Made, was recorded this summer at Sundlaugin (of Sigur Rós-The Album Leaf-Múm-Kira Kira-amiina-etc fame) and it will be out this week via Gogoyoko and Bandcamp and a nice CD is also available from Record Records. Bad Panda is a big fan and we are excited to bring you their first single.

Útidúr – Fisherman’s Friend / Grasping for Thoughts [zip]

A1 Fisherman’s Friend [mp3] [ogg]
A2 Grasping for Thoughts [mp3] [ogg]


Where do you live actually?

We live all around the Reykjavik area.

What is the last thing you ate?


Your addiction?


What do you collect?

Cash money.

One quote?

“the dude abides”.

One movie?

City of God

One book?


Which song do you listen to when you wake up?

OutKast – B.O.B.

A song you wish you wrote yourself?

Silly Lovesongs.

The song to be played at your funeral?

This Must Be The Place – Talking Heads.

A song for relaxing on a beach?

Anything by Boards of Canada.

One website?

Favourite venue?

My place.

Favourite concert?

Solomon Burke @ Roskilde Festival ’08

Favourite place on earth?


Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?

Somewhere.. nice?

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11/10/2010 at 1:30 PM

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  2. they are absolutely terrific..
    I hope to see thaey asap in Italy..


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