Already award winning and chart topping in their home country of Iceland, Retro Stefson have now announced the release of their debut album in the UK.
The self-titled album will be released in the UK on March 25 through Les Freres Stefson. In celebration of the release, Retro Stefson will be doing a gig at The Lexington, London on the same date.
Retro Stefson are an electro-pop band who are beginning to take the world by storm. The first single to be taken from the album is Glow. Glow features a brilliant dance-a-long bass line mixed with a little funk guitar style and an electronic drum beat. Retro Stefson are an electro-pop band but there is more to their style of music than this specific genre. On top of this, they play their own instruments. Think Django Django but more mainstream and you’re nearly there with what Retro Stefson are all about.
Glow spent some time at the top of the Icelandic charts and once people catch onto Retro Stefson, it will probably do the same here. Although, I secretly wish they don’t get into the charts, they are better than that.
Retro Stefson is fronted by brothers Unnsteinn and Logi Stefánsson who have been making music since they were 16. However, their live shows now encompass a seven piece line up including Logi Pedro Stefánsson, Haraldur Ari Stefánsson, Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson, Þórður Jörundsson, Þorbjörg Roach Gunnarsdóttir, Jon Ingvi Seljeseth and Gylfi Freeland Sigurðsson. Their previous two LPs were released locally and devoured by the Icelandic audience but on this third, Retro Stefson showcase a sound that is bound to interest the whole world.
Catch Retro Stefson live at the following dates:
13 – by:Larm – Oslo, Norway
14 – by:Larm – Oslo, Norway
15 – Harpa Concert House – Reykjavik, Iceland
24 – Nordic Cool – Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
25 – Lexington – London, United Kingdom
28 – Gare Du Lion – Wil, Switzerland
29 – Stall 6 – Zurich, Switzerland
30 – Selig – Chur, Switzerland
31 – Kaserne – Basel, Switzerland
02 – E-Werk – Erlangen, Germany
03 – Karlstorbahnhof – Heidelberg, Germany
05 – Keller Klub – Stuttgart, Germany
06 – Motel Mozaïque – Rotterdam, Netherlands
07 – FZW – Dortmund, Germany
10 – Espace B – Paris, France
11 – La Péniche – Lille, France
12 – Popsalon Club Festival – Osnabruck, Germany
13 – SCHLACHTHOF – Wiesbaden, Germany
14 – Strom – Munchen, Germany
16 – Haus 73 – Hamburg, Germany
17 – Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark
19 – Bi Nuu – Berlin, Germany
20 – Filmfest – Dresden, Germany
23 – Glashaus – Bayreuth, Germany
26 – Stadtpalast – Rostock, Germany