Founded in 2006 by brothers Unnsteinn and Logi Stefánsson, Icelandic band Retro Stefson has since grown into a seven-piece force to be reckoned with. The reputation of their live shows precedes them, and their performance at G! Festival last July was, for me, a highlight of the festival and the year. Now they’re preparing to release their eponymously-titled debut UK album.
Released in Iceland last year, the album earned them much praise in their home country – accounting for seven of their eight nominations at tonight’s Icelandic Music Awards (they’re also up for Live Performer Of The Year, of course). Their third album overall, ‘Retro Stefson’ sees their sound really reach maturity, mixing an eclectic range of influences from rock to house amazingly successfully.
The album is due for release in the UK on 25 Mar, and the band will play a show in London at The Lexington on the same night. Check out the video for first single ‘Glow’, here: