The Icelandic band Mammút takes care of the warm-up for Thurston Moore’s concert on Sunday night.
The house opens at 19:00, Mammut takes the stage at 20:00 followed by Thurston Moore. Ticket sales are at tix.is. There will be seat trips from Reykjavík to the concert, and tickets for the buses are also sold at tix.is.
It must be considered a real honor for music lovers that Thurston Moore and his band are on their way to Iceland. In 1981, Thurston founded the band Sonic Youth together with Kim Gordon, but the group is one of the most influential bands of recent years. 40 years old. Sonic Youth’s experimentation with riffs and guitar tunings mixed with wonderfully composed melodies changed the landscape of the musical fringes, paving the way for bands like Nirvana and My Bloody Valentine. After Sonic Youth folded in 2011 (possibly temporarily), Thurston has continued a solo career that began in 1995 with the release of Psychic Hearts. He has released a total of seven solo albums as well as a number of records as a member of various bands and projects.
Thurston released the album By the Fire in 2020, which received good reviews and includes, among other things, the songs Hashish, Cantaloupe and Breath, but they are among Thurston’s best songs in his solo career. He then released the instrumental album Screen time in 2021, which swears it is akin to Sonic Youth’s best experimental albums.
The band includes, together with Thurston Moore, Debbie Googe on bass who is also the bass player of My Bloody Valentine, James Sedwards on guitar, who is best known for leading the band Nøught og.
The concert takes place in the excellent concert hall in Hjómahöllinn, which is one of the best in the country.