Kælan Mikla are known for their dark melancholic sound, most of the songs consisting only of heavy bass, drums and screams with some softer, melodic synth parts in-between. The bands lyrics focus on inner confusion and their intimidating stage performance, often including performance art of some sort, is bound to leave the crowd in a melancholic trance.
We met Kælan Mikla downtown Reykjavík on our OE2iceland-tour at the “Gaukurinn” Bar where we recorded the new song “Kalt” in a splendid afternoon session.
Kælan Mikla is a three-piece gloomy poetry punk band from Reykjavík. These three art-punkers are the spirit of riot grrl incarnate in Iceland. They are doing something truly unique and subversive with their raucous and disarming yet captivating form of poetry goth rock. It’s not always as serious as it sounds but it’s always beautiful, bolstered by a strong DIY aesthetic and attitude. They have an album due to come out this year. (RX)