ROK is honoured and excited to bring our ROK friends some exclusive videos from a small live concert by the Icelandic trio Kælan Mikla filmed in Berlin by Orange ‘Ear
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Kælan Mikla (in English: Lady of the Cold) is a 3-piece poetic punk band from Reykjavík. The girl power trio consists of Sólveig Matthildur Kristjánsdóttir, Margrét Rósa Dóru-Harrysdóttir and Laufey Soffía. The ladies write their own poetry and are one of the best upcoming Icelandic bands in the past 2 years. The band was formed after winning first place in a Poetry Slam held by the City Library (Borgarbókasafn) in January 2013. They released one EP so far, more material in the making. Kælan Mikla has an avant-garde, dark but melancholic sound. Most of the gloomy songs feature a heavy bass, drums and screams with some extra synthesizer sounds. Kælan Mikla is influenced by ‘Rokk í Reykjavík’, a famous rockumentary by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson from 1982 about the postpunk/new wave scene in RVK in 1981-1982. They bring songs reflecting feelings of anger and melancholia.
Kælan Mikla peforms 2 times on venue and 3 times off venue at Iceland Airwaves ’15: Catch them if you can!
Kælan Mikla is the Icelandic name for a character from the Finnish cartoon Moomin. She is cold and winter anthropomorphized, having a mysterious and almost godlike presence. Every winter, she passes through Moominvalley, bringing icy cold temperatures with her. Her appearance is described as very beautiful, but if she looks someone in the eye, that person will instantly freeze to death. Kælan Mikla means “The great cold” but with a feminine suffix.
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