Under The Cold Northern Lights | An Interview With Iceland’s Kælan Mikla

Kælan Mikla was founded in 2013 as an entry in a poetry competition. In the following years they continued to emerge and establish themselves as a solid part of the Reykjavik grassroots scene.

In 2015, the song Kalt was released and attracted a lot of attention abroad. Subsequently, the band began performing with various well-known bands abroad. Over the past five years Kælan Mikla have travelled continuously and have released three LPs.

Robert Smith, the front-man of the immortal band The Cure is a big fan and has booked Kælan Mikla to play at the various festivals he has curated, alongside iconic bands such as Pixies, Slowdive, Deftones, as well as having them solely open for the rock band Placebo.

Following the release of their third LP, Nótt eftir nótt, they have gained a large audience amongst fans of dark and dreary music, but what really makes Kælan Mikla stand out is the strong audiovisual adventure through their magical world that is constantly evolving and always leaves the crowd with a memorable concert experience.

Indulge yourself in the Magic and Mysticism is what “Undir köldum norðum ljósum” album is all about. The album will be out this Friday October 15, 2021, It was my pleasure to talk to these amazing girls about the album and much more, Check out the below YouTube video for the complete coverage.

The Band

Sólveig Matthildur Kristjánsdóttir – drums , synthesizers
Margrét Rósa Dóru-Harrysdóttir – bass
Laufey Soffía Þórsdóttir – vocals

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