Biography

Singapore Sling is a band from Reykjavík, Iceland.

As of 2009 they have released four albums and a best of compilation. Singapore Sling have supported The Brian Jonestown Massacre on their North American tours and covered Dirty Water a 1966 garage rock hit by The Standells in their debut album. They have also covered The Monks’ I Hate You in the 2006 compilation Silver Monk Time: A Tribute to the Monks.

Their sound has often been compared by the media to acts such as The Velvet Underground, My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Raveonettes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Serena Maneesh. Although in a tongue-in-cheek the band’s frontman Henrik Bjornsson defines it as “a cross between Simon and Garfunkel”.

Singapore Sling was formed in Spring of 2000 in Reykjavík, capital of Iceland with the reunion of Henrik Bjornsson (singer, songwriter, guitarist) and Einar Kristjánsson (lead guitarist). Henrik had some 8-track demos and wanted to create a band, one of these demos was Overdrive that surfaced online in the Iceland Airwaves 2001 official website and that would later become Overdriver, the opening track for the debut LP.

In January 2007, Singapore Sling’s frontman Henrik Baldvin Bjornsson had declared the band was writing and recording a new album through his Myspace blog. They have performed new numbers during concerts in Europe in 2007.

Recently the lineup changed, as of May 2005 current members are:

* Henrik Björnsson: vocals / guitar / keyboard
* Einar Kristjánsson: lead guitar
* Bibi: bass
* Hákon Aoalsteinsson: guitar
* Bjorn Viktorsson: drums
* Sigurður Magnús Finnsson aka Siggi Sniff: tambourine / maracas

Bjorn Viktorsson was previously drummer with Dean Sean and also worked with Glasgow based electro/psyche act The Cheesemongers.

Edited by djfreakout on 22 Oct 2009, 23:02

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Formed in
  • 2000
Founded in
  • Reykjavík
Band Members
  • Henrik Björnsson
  • Einar Kristjánsson
  • Bibi
  • Hákon Aoalsteinsson
  • Bjorn Viktorsson
  • Sigurður Magnús Finnsson aka Siggi Sniff

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