Iceland - Island of Music


- screening of music documentary BACKYARD & concert of PRINSPÓLÓ band

Friday, September 23, 2011

Kino Pod Baranami, Club Betel

Special evening for fans of independent Icelandic music - on Friday, September 23, 2011!

At Kino Pod Baranami - screening of a film about DIY backyard concert which turns into one of the most exciting and intimate music events of the year. With some of the most celebrated bands coming out of Reykjavík right now, including Múm, FM Belfast, Hjaltalín and Sin Fang Bous. After the screening - concert of Icelandic band called PRINSPÓLÓ. This gig is part of the band's European tour, and will be held at the club Betel.


(Rynek Główny 27)
– screening of BACKYARD
The film will be screened with English subtitles!

8.30 pm  BETEL
(Pl. Szczepański 3)
– concert of PRINSPÓLÓ

15 PLN
film (sold in KPB)
25 PLN concert (sold in Betel)
30 PLNfilm+concert (sold in KPB)

reż. Arni Sveinsson, Islandia 2010, 70'

The audience prize for the best film at the Skjaldborg Documentary Festival

A guy named Árni Rúnar had the idea of gathering a few bands together in his backyard to do some live recording. His idea evolved into this film. He filled his little shack of a studio with equipment and prayed for good weather. He invited all of his neighbours and made them pizza, cupcakes and pancakes. And then many of the most exciting Icelandic musicians of their generation showed up to play, giving us a unique look at the diverse music scene of Reykjavík in the summer of 2009.


Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson – guitar, vocal
Kristján Freyr – drumms
Lóa Hjálmtýsdóttir (*also in FM Belfast) – keyboard
Loji Höskuldsson - guitar

Prinspóló is the brainchild and former alter ego of Svavar Pétur
Eysteinsson (of Skakkamanage and Rúnk fame). Prinspóló started as a one man band but soon developed into a full band. Svavar Pétur is a graphic designer from Breiðholt (Reykjavík suburb). He worked on a farm as a child where he studied singing with a walkman and a shovel. He now designs stuff for Kimi Records and runs HAVARÍ with his lovers. The few moments he has to himself he changes his bottled up feelings into songs and puts them on tape. You might wonder what Jukk means. Jukk is everything that does not have a logical origin. Jukk is a happening, state and/or entity that everybody knows and has perceived but can't explain. At some moment everything is Jukk.

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