“Iceland boasts a quite ludicrously potent creative community,” is just one of the nice things written by Clash in a recent article about Icelandic band Mammút.
Mammút have just signed a big overseas record deal with Bella Union and have made a special English-language version of one of their recent hit singles, Salt, to celebrate. It was Clash’s track of the day on Tuesday and you can hear it by clicking here.
Mammút are already one of the biggest bands in Iceland and have been putting out hit singles since 2008—though they first formed, under the name ROK, in 2003. Their most recent album, Komdu til mín svarta systir has raked in the awards, including Album of the Year at the Icelandic Music Awards last year.
In a short article on the band, Clash declares that Mammút is now ready for the big wide world. The band members have known each other since childhood and their close personal connections shine through in the music.
The Clash journalist came to the conclusion that the bass line in Salt is a bit like Public Image Limited, while Katrín Mogensen’s singing is comparable to Björk in her younger years, RÚV reported.