On Wednesday, Sin Fang, an Icelandic experimental indie group, took the stage at Harpa Silfurberg. They played a 40-minute set that was mesmerizing to both the eyes and ears. Leader of the group, Sindri Már Sigfússon, captivated the audience with vocal effects, such as fades and echoes. He was flanked by two drummers, both of whom were keeping tempo with one another very well. Although the group was illuminated by a very minimal amount of lights, the visuals playing in the background enhanced the experience. In the middle of the set Sin Fang performed their new song “Never Let You Go.” Having recently released their album Flowers in 2013, many of the other songs they played came from their, including the crowd favorite as the final song, “Young Boys.”
FM Belfast ended that night at Gamla Bíó to a completely packed audience. They are an Icelandic group under the electro/electronic/dance genre who played several songs from their latest and third full-length album Brighter Days. The performance FM Belfast put on was very energetic. The different instrumentation, such as percussion and brass instruments playing alongside electronic beats helped to make them standout among the other bands. From the moment they began the crowd was going wild. FM Belfast has had the most energy thus far in their performance, jumping around and getting the crowd excited to see them play. The band was also very vocal when it came to speaking with the audience, which matched the feel of the music: Happy and full of life. For the remainder of the weekend they are also being featured on KEXP at the Kex Hostel and again at Harpa Silfurberg.
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