Sudden Weather Change - The Whaler
Video Produced and Directed by Dagur Ãlafsson
Sudden Weather Change are five artists/art students from Iceland, whose sound is best described as loud, dark and fierce. They embrace the 90s alt-rock aesthetic, turn up their guitars and make show no mercy when it comes to feedback.Â
Their most recent output might bring to mind current bands like Women and Deerhunter. The lyrics are schizophrenic, cryptic and often found in the most random of places to create eccentric lyrical collages. However, their attitude on stage might bring to mind political riots in 70's Paris or the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.
After releasing an EP recorded in the basement of their local swimming pool in 2006, Sudden Weather Change have gathered huge praise from the Icelandic press along a with fiercely loyal fan base. Any foreign writers lucky enough to have witnessed the band performing have without fail been massively impressed if their writes-ups are anything to go by.
In April 2009 they released their first full-length album Stop! Handgrenade In The Name of Crib Death 'nderstand? with Kimi Records in Iceland who went on to release the album in the rest of the world in October of the same year.Â
In 2010 Sudden Weather Change were awarded an Icelandic Music Award for best new act, released a 7"/mp3 single with Kimi Records dubbed "The Whaler", and recorded a 4 track EP with producer/sounic artist Ben Frost. Along with frost Sudden teamed with old friends, electronic musicians/composers Ãobbi and Doddi. This hotly anticipated EP, "Varrior" will be released in mid-october digitally and as a 10" vinyl deluxe package in December.