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Icelandic Band Great Under The Radar

David Fricke’s (senior editor at Rolling Stone) Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011 selected Vicky, a pop-metal band from Hafnarfjörður, with their album Cast a Light as one of the best of the year.

Fricke’s review in Rolling Stone:

“Vicky – Cast a Light (Vicky Music)

I only caught part of one of this Icelandic quartet’s Airwaves shows, but it was long enough to hear what is now one of my favorite songs of the year: “How Do You Feel?”, rusted-glam seduction with striking hints of Johnny Thunders’ grinding fuzz and Siouxsie Sioux’s vocal voodoo in guitarist Karlotta Halldórsdóttir’s blackened crunch and singer Eygló Scheving’s plaintive cry. The rest of Cast a Light, made and released independently by the band, is just as tough and alluring and worth the hunt. You can start at iTunes.”


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