STORIES: The Icelandic Experience

Posted 8 March 2010 by Magda

Since I have been in Copenhagen I have not yet experienced something similar. This time the target was to get to know the Icelandic music scene – I heard already loads about it, but never actually heard anything apart from Bjork and Sigur Ros. Knowing that the Slice of Ice (group absolutely charmed by the Icelandic music, whose target is to introduce it to Copenhagen) are organizing a concert of FM Belfast and Retro Stefson, seemed like a prefect idea to understand what is so special about it.

We arrived into a great building at Christianshavn (old port warehouse), approached 5th floor and found ourselves in a charming space with a view over a canal and the Copenhagen Opera.

The concert started with the performance of Retro Stefson – 7 teenagers who brought us into the summer times with their cheerful music. Their target was to interact with the audience and we had to get acquainted with special moves appropriate for each song. After some time, suddenly the band disappeared and FM Belfast came on stage. This, on the other hand, was a mixture of electro/dance that made us go absolutely crazy and we actually felt like we are in a party (except that the band was performing in front of us).

I can say with a hand on my heart: one of the best concerts in my life. And my aching body the next day can be a great proof that bands achieved what they were going for – moving the crowds.

For more go on:
http://www.myspace.com/fmbelfast
http://www.myspace.com/retrostefson

See event here

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