Whitney, Pottery and Joe and The Shitboys close out Reykjavik festival

Iceland Airwaves 2019 concluded final night time (Nov 9) with a last night time of stellar stay music from Whitney, Of Monsters and Males, Pottery and extra.

Following units from Mac DeMarco, Disgrace, John Grant, Lady In Crimson and extra – the Reykjavik competition got here to a detailed on Saturday night time with a last night time of music.

At Gaukurinn, Faroe Island punks Joe and The Shitboys introduced a riotous vitality to the cult venue. Describing themselves as “bisexual vegans” from the off, the frantic punk group raced via songs from their 10-minute debut album ‘The Reson For Hardcore Vibes’. 

Led by the eponymous Joe – who writhes and jokes with the viewers all through – the group advocate Veganism and equality in songs like ‘If You Consider In Consuming Meat Begin With Your Canine’ and ‘Life Is Nice You Suck’, and lined Rage In opposition to The Machine’s ‘Sleep Now In The Hearth’ for his or her closing tune.

New expertise was on the schedule all through the day, with electro-pop purveyor Otha and 4AD singer Velvet Negroni each performing early night units on the KEX Hostel, Glasgow’s ‘Free Love’ and Montreal post-punks Pottery each performing throughout town on the competition’s last night time.

Recent off the discharge of their second album, ‘Ceaselessly Turned Round’, Chicago indie-folk Whitney closed out proceedings on the Reykjavik Artwork Museum on Saturday night time. New songs like ‘Rhododendron’, ‘Giving Up and ‘Valleys (My Love)’ paired effortlessly with debut album cuts like ‘No Lady’, ‘Golden Days’ and extra.

The duo – fleshed out to a powerful seven-piece line-up for his or her stay performances – had been performing in Iceland for the primary time, and even discovered time for 2 covers: first of NRBQ’s ‘Magnets’, after which of Allen Toussaint’s ‘Southern Nights’.

Over at Valshöllin, Icelandic natives Of Monsters and Males closed out the weekend with an enormous homecoming present, enjoying songs from their three launched albums – 2011’s ‘My Head Is An Animal’, 2015’s ‘Beneath The Pores and skin’ and their lately launched album ‘Fever Dream’.

Keep tuned to NME.com for extra protection from Iceland Airwaves 2019

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