Tomorrow night will see the Hoxton Bar & Kitchen play host to a showcase night from the iconic independent London label, Wall of Sound. Not ones to do things by halves, the night will showcase some of the label’s savvy new rising star’s including acclaimed Reykjavik electro scenesters – Sykur alongside new label signing Killaflaw with their incredibly powerful, bluesy, uplifting electric, beats, bleeps and electro riffs sound, all followed off by a full fat luscious, dark and cerebral serving of Battle Lines, all set to bring a reverberating wall of sound that’s off the rictor scale to Hoxton Square.
Gigslutz will be there to report on the action and Sam Foley caught up Sykur prior to their show to find out a little bit more about what they’re all about….
Hello Sykur! Is it possible to translate your name into English?
Sykur means sugar
Sweet! What are your ambitions for the band?
Make people dance, travel the world and lead a happy life.
Which bands do you think have influenced your music?
Icelandic band Bloodgroup was the first electro band we listened to, Serge Gainsbourg, Air, Royksopp and French electro-legend (and good friend) Flairs.
Some crackers in there. Is Iceland a good place to nurture musical talent?
Yes, because even the biggest bands is easy to reach and everybody is happy to share experiences and help each other out.
What plans do you have in store for the next 12 months?
Write new music, travel, and dance!
Who are your favourite bands that are around at the moment?
The Icelandic bands Bloodgroup, Grísalappalísa and Oyama have been on repeat all summer.
In your experience, which are the best cities and countries to play in?
London is amazing, we of course love playing at our hometown Reykjavik and also Oslo is great.
Have you got a message for readers of Gigslutz?
You dance, we dance!
You love to dance! Cheers from Gigslutz