London four-piece Stereo Honey are heading to Iceland Airwaves so here is your chance get to know them better.
Stereo Honey have been compared to Thom Yorke, Wild Beasts, The Boxer Rebellion. We asked them ten questions about Iceland, playing live and their music.
Do you remember your first festival experience?
“Our first festival experience was playing at community festival in London’s Finsbury Park. We’d never even played outside together before. It was a really freeing experience playing in the sunshine and the crowd were so up for it too!”
What do you like most about festivals?
“Discovering bands you haven’t heard of before and getting blown away by new music.”
Have you been to Reykjavik before? Do you have any local tips from friends?
“We haven’t, but one of our friends has been to Iceland before and told us to pack some good hiking boots and big coats because it’s going to be cold and we’ll be doing plenty of exploring.”
What’s your best fall back song if you need to get the crowd moving?
“We always start our set with a song called ‘The Bay’ which starts with a pretty thundering drum part which usually gets people going.”
Have you seen the Northern Lights before?
“It’s on our to-do list. We’re told November is a pretty good time to see them. Expect plenty of spamming on Instagram.”
Do you have any pre-show rituals?
“Pete our singer usually does his vocal warmups in fairly weird places, usually in the venue showers.”
Where’s been your favourite place to tour and why?
“We loved playing in the Netherlands. The people are really friendly and the food is great!”
Do you know any Icelandic phrases?
“We’ve been checking a few out online. The funniest one we’ve found is Algjört rassgat which apparently you say if you find something really cute and means ‘an absolute butt’. We also been practicing Nei takk just in case someone offers us fermented shark.”
Who’s your favourite Icelandic musical act and why?
“Our guitarist Nicky loves Björk for her experimentation, there’s just no artist like her. Pete’s all time favourite band is Sigur Rós. Jónsi’s singing voice was a massive inspiration to him.”
Who are you most looking forward to seeing at Iceland Airwaves?
“Probably Ólafur Arnalds. We all listen to a lot of modern classical music and he’s a genius.”
Stereo Honey play at Iceland Airwaves in November 2018, get your ticket here.