release date: 09-11-2018
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✓ Invited personally by Robert Smith (The Cure) to play Meltdown Festival and The Cure’s 40th Anniversary in Hyde Park
✓ Spring 2018 tour completed with Drab Majesty.
✓ Fall 2018 tour with King Dude.
✓ Confirmed for Iceland Airwaves 2018, Roadburn and Fekete Zaj.
✓ Title track recorded, produced, and mixed by Icelandic producer Bang Gang.
✓ Special collectors’ vinyl on milky-clear.
Icelandic post-punk trio Kælan Mikla returns for the group’s third album, Nótt eftir nótt. Topping a year that catapulted the band onto stages shared with the likes of The Cure and Placebo, Nótt Eftir Nótt is Kælan Mikla at their most confident, and their most deadly. It’s been five years since Margrét Rósa, Laufey Soffia, and Sólveig Matthildur formed the band in Reykjavik, and after several tours and high-profiles stages, as well as two critically-acclaimed albums, Kælan Mikla has truly brought their A-game. Starting off quietly with a creepy, gothed-out and ethereal intro, Nótt Eftir Nótt erupts with post-punk brilliance and synthlines that harken back to the bad old days of the Batcave, big hair, and Egyptian- inspired eye-liner. Tracks like the melancholy “Hvernig kemst ég upp?” are wonderfully delightful, while the band goes for the big goth dance number on “Skuggadans,” succeeding with glorious ease. Near the end of Nótt Eftir Nótt, when you’ve already ingested a healthy dose of Diamanda Galas meets The Birthday Party, the title track, produced by popular Icelandic electronic wizard Bang Gang, is basically perfect. Hot on the heels of shows at Roadburn, Meltdown, and The Cure’s 40th Anniversary, as well as a Fall tour supporting King Dude, Kælan Mikla are set to take their place as one of darkest aural poets on the world stage.
“Kælan Mikla have grown a lot in the past few years, twisting their dark post-punk approach in multiple fascinating ways.” -Jes Skolnik, Bandcamp Daily
“Threatening darkwave rumblings beneath ominous monologues broadcast in their mother tongue and the occasional cathartic, blood-curdling banshee wail.” -Louise Brown, Roadburn Festival
“Unique and mesmerizing.” -Hans Rollmann, Pop Matters
"The three witches from Macbeth [with] Poly Styrene punk and Diamanda Galas shrieks." -Nicoletta Wylde, Drowned In Sound
“Their rawness and charisma are enough to convert the staunchest non-believer in their direction.” -Jamie Ludwig, FACTmag
“Even Peter Murphy would find himself nodding in approval.” -Laura Studarus, Bandcamp Daily
TRACKS: 01. Gandreið, 02. Nornalagið, 03. Hvernig kemst ég upp?, 04. Skuggadans, 05. Draumadís, 06. Næturblóm, 07. Andvaka, 08. Nótt eftir nótt, 09. Dáið er allt án drauma