A lot of great things have come out of Iceland over the last few years. From Sigur Rós and Emilíana Torrini to latest Northern Quarter favourite Takk, it seems that the Nordic imports have now become the cool kids on the block. And this is set to continue in November, when Iceland’s múm return for their first Manchester show in over four years. An integral component of the steady Icelandic influence on our culture since their formation in 1997, múm are an experimental group blending cold electronica with warm, soft vocals to create textural and atmospheric music. This November’s show, a co-production between music boffins Hey! Manchester and Now Wave, will promote the band’s sixth full-length album, Smilewound, which is released 6 September. Apparently Björk’s a big fan – and there aren’t many people who would argue with Björk.

Wed 20 Nov, Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, M1 5WW, 7.30pm, £15, www.seetickets.com

Wed 20 Nov
Jess Hardiman
Published on:
Mon 18 Nov 2013