Icelandic post-punk trio Kælan Mikla returns with third album Nótt eftir nótt, to be released November 9th on Artoffact Records. The band will embark on a European tour with King Dude in September, followed by slots on Iceland Airwaves festival and more.
Stream first track “Hvernig kemst ég upp?” and pre-order the album here:
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Topping a year that saw them share stages with The Cure, Nótt eftir nótt is Kælan Mikla at its most confident and deadly. It’s been five years since Margrét Rósa, Laufey Soffia, and Sólveig Matthildur formed the band in Reykjavík – after two critically-acclaimed albums, several successful tours, and appearances at festivals like Roadburn and the Robert Smith-curated Meltdown, Kælan Mikla has arrived.
Starting with an ominous and ethereal intro, Nótt eftir nótt erupts with post-punk brilliance and synthlines that harken back to the days of the Batcave, big hair, and Egyptian-inspired eye-liner. Tracks like “Hvernig kemst ég upp?” and “Skuggadans” fuse melody with melancholy and slamming beats. Soffia’s and Matthildur’s voices intertwine, ranging from punk howls to sweet melodies to witchy shrieks.
Lyrics are written and performed in their native Icelandic. Listeners are beckoned into a nightmarish world: “Darkness, running out into the night / Witches play with shadows / Smile, they bathe in rain of blood / Glide, wearing only moonshine…”
Title track “Nótt eftir nótt” was produced by Iceland’s Bang Gang.
With raw punk aggression, dancefloor rhythms, and a dark fairy-tale vision specific to its native Iceland, Kæalan Mikla is a uniquely thrilling band on the rise, poised to make its mark around the globe.
3) Hvernig kemst ég upp?
8) Nótt eftir nótt
9) Dáið er allt án drauma
Margrét Rósa – bass
Laufey Soffia – vocals
Sólveig Matthildur – keyboards, vocals
Kælan Mikla, live:
September 20 – Berlin, DE*
September 21 – Leipzig, DE*
September 22 – Poznan, PO*
September 23 – Krakow, PO*
September 24 – Budapest, HU*
September 25 – Vienna, AT*
September 26 – Munich, DE*
September 27 – Martigny, FR*
September 28 – Langres, FR*
September 29 – Nantes, FR*
September 30 – Paris, FR*
October 1 – London, UK*
October 2 – Sint Niklass, BE*
October 3 – The Hague, NL*
October 4 – Den Bosch, NL*
October 5 – Oberhausen, DE*
October 6 – Wurzburg, DE*
October 24 – Hvalur Festival, Bratislava, SK
November 8 – Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, IS
November 9 -Den Sorte Firkant, Copenhagen, DK
November 10 – Fabrika Fest, Berlin, D
* with King Dude