Iceland’s finest musical export and indeed the most welcome news from that part of the world in quite some time, Feldberg, are to play Derry tomorrow evening.
The pop two piece are signed to Derry label, Smalltown America Records, and play a few Irish gigs to promote the release of their debut album ‘Don’t be a stranger’.
Cafe Del Mundo hosts the Reykjavik pop-rockers, singer Rósa Birgitta Ísfeld and multi-instrumentalist Einar Tönsberg.
Feldberg first came together in 2008. Einar had recently returned to Iceland from London and was looking for a vocalist to record ‘Running Around’, a song he had written for an advert for an Icelandic shopping mall. “It was a lovely accident,” explains Einar. “I needed somebody to do a female vocal. Everyone told me; ‘You have to call Rosa.’ She was at my studio ten minutes later and she hasn’t left.”
The duo’s singles ‘Don’t Be a Stranger’ and ‘Dreamin’’ have picked up many fans further afield than Iceland. ‘Dreamin’ won Best Song at the 2010 Icelandic Music Awards. ‘Don’t Be a Stranger’ spent four weeks in the Icelandic top 10.
The album will be released in Ireland on April 11th, through Smalltown America.
They play Cafe Del Mondo on Friday night, April 22.