The Icelandic band unveil a new song in Barcelona.
Sigur Rós debuted ‘Óveður’, a track likely taken from their forthcoming eighth album, at Primavera Sound last night.
In this fan-shot footage, the bass is destroyed but we get the idea – ‘Óveður’ sounds like something of a return to the majestic slowcore of the band’s earlier albums, with a touch of My Bloody Valentine even, and we are very excited.
As Pitchfork reports, the band recently stripped back their live set, with core members flanked by a huge light and video production.
The band are currently road-testing new material from their next project before recording, an approach they haven’t taken since developing 2002’s ( ) on the tour for Ágætis Byrjun. After kicking off at Primavera in Barcelona last night, the band will continue their world tour at the Porto branch of the festival next week. See tour dates below.
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06/04 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
06/09 Porto, Portugal @ Nos Primavera Sound
06/11 Istanbul, Turkey @ Zorlu Performing Arts Center
06/13 Athens, Greece @ Release Athens music Festival
06/16 Bergen, Norway @ Bergenfest
06/18 Aarhus, Denmark @ Northside Festival
06/23 Bristol, England @ Bristol Summer Series
06/22-26 Pilton, England @ Glastonbury Festival
06/26 Dublin, Ireland @ Royal Hospital Kilmainham
07/01 Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival
07/03 St. Petersburg, Russia @ Stereoleto Festival
07/06 Lyon, France @ Les Nuits de Fourvière
07/08 Trencin, Slovakia @ Pohoda Festival
07/09 Monza, Italy @ I-Days Festival
07/12 Linz, Austria @ Ahoi the Full Hit of Summer
07/14 Cluj, Romania @ Electric Castle Festival
07/16 Dour, Belgium @ Dour Festival
07/17 London, England @ Citadel Festival
07/22-24 Niigata, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival
07/30 Stockholm, Sweden @ Music and Arts Festival
08/10-13 Luhmühlen, Germany @ A Summer’s Tale
08/13 Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival
08/18 Trondheim, Norway @ Pstereo Festival
08/20 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands @ Lowlands Festival
08/25 Zürich, Switzerland @ Openair
08/27 Paris, France @ Rock en Seine
09/19 Vancouver, British Columbia @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
09/20 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
09/21 Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
09/23 San Diego, CA @ Copley Hall
09/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
09/26 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
09/27 Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
09/29 Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
09/30 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
10/01 Detroit, MI @ Fox Theater
10/03 Toronto, Ontario @ Massey Hall
10/05 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
10/06 Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
10/08 Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music
10/10 Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
10/12 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
10/14 Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre