Big treat for everyone in London tomorrow, as Icelandic septet Hjaltalín come to visit us for a rare gig, the culmination of a national tour (so they should be super-tight). Last year’s Terminal was full of unexpected arrangements and quirksome hooks (think Neil Hannon producing a Björk LP with a brass section in tow) and one of my favourites.
Have a quick listen now, on Spotify. Words like lush, cinematic and winsome all apply, but I think there’s enough Skandinavian willfulness there to keep it interesting, too. See ‘Hooked on Chilli’ or ‘Feels Like Sugar’. Great, isn’t it? So I’ll be seeing you at the Slaughtered Lamb in Shoreditch (MAP – tube Farringdon or Old St – one of my favourite venues for this kind of complex-arrangement music) tomorrow, 7pm on Tuesday 8th March. Oh, it’s a God Don’t Like It-curated show too, so the support act are going to be ace.