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There are at least 3 bands named as Trabant: one is an Iceland rock group formed in 2001; the second one was a short-lived underground hungarian alternative group in the ’80s, still having cult-status; the other is an Italian band from Trieste.

The Icelandic one:
Trabant’s five members come from very different backgrounds in the Reykjavik music scene: One rap producer with the sailors blood pumping; a death metal guru, a crazy in the head champion DJ; a preachers son and the former boyband star. Together, all these influences explode in the mighty Trabant.

For the past nine years in various guises, Trabant have worked in each others pockets endlessly circulating the Reykjavik music scene.
Long periods of experimentation and isolation within smoke-filled rooms, with cheap vodka and computers equate to a perfectly formed eclectic battle-field sound.
Highly energetic live performances with their reputation proceeding them has lead to somewhat of an excitable following of this Icelandic 5 piece and things are just about to get going.

The small, isolated country of Iceland still remains one of the top favourites when it comes to the production of spunky and innovative rock and kandy coloured, avant-garde pop music. This baby faced volcanic Island sits below the Artic Circle and is as much of an unexplainable beauty as is the band that is native to it.

Trabant can only be explained as a rare treat of loveliness with goodness oozing from every electronic synth and sound that they produce. The boys are extremely more-ish with their quirky and inventive music and their intriguing charm verges on what can only be described as addictive.


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  • memristor

    got the icelandic band official picture monopoly busted. a moderator deleted them <3

    4 Feb 2:48am Reply
  • memristor

    short-lived underground hungarian alternative groups

    31 Jan 9:37pm Reply
  • nyenyere666

    these icelandic douchebags have taken 'official picture' no matter how hard we downvote them :(

    1 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Surrealism

    Eh, still searching for any information at all on the trabant that created 'promises in the shapes of noise'. If anyone has any info at all, I'd greatly appreciate a message.

    17 Jan 2013 Reply
  • zioNata


    13 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Surrealism Is anyone aware of them, or know of anything else they may have produced?

    20 May 2011 Reply
  • Surrealism

    Which trabant does 'promises in the shapes of noise', 'she comes in like headlights', and 'slow and constant as she goes'. . . ? I've been looking for them for years. Someone please msg me, if they're aware of whom I'm looking for. . .

    20 May 2011 Reply
  • etrabant

    I'm really wondering how many bands have "TRABANT" in the name. I know about Iclanders but it looks like there might be more.

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • chuketti

    @doney86 correct me if i'm wrong but i'm afraid that the icelandic band is no more active i play in the "italian" trabant try to listen us maybe you will like it :D btw i would be more than curious to know if the iclandic one are still playing somewhere i guess it would be nice to have a concert together :D hihi funny!

    10 Apr 2010 Reply
  • chuketti

    grazie muli :D

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • ovunqueproteggi

    Ciò ma allora no xe vero che Trieste xe una città solo de veci rompicoioni! Ghe xe anche muloni che spacca i culi a tutti con el Rock&Roll!!

    5 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Mr-Usuario

    Uh, The One.

    26 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Loserinthesky

    Radio Dj fa schifo, i vostri brani no.....

    19 Jan 2010 Reply
  • evaristo42

    The hungarian one is indeed mentioned in the bio. if anyone has further information please add it. I would be curious to read about it.

    28 Sep 2009 Reply
  • andrrrea_holden

    c'è anche un gruppo ungherese..

    6 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Follia

    non mi riesce capire se sto acoltando gli italiani o gli islandesi.... in ogni caso bella musica!

    19 Aug 2009 Reply
  • zioNata

    nationality tags are useless and confusing here...

    18 Jul 2009 Reply
  • olla_11

    trabant :)

    11 Apr 2009 Reply
  • holini

    ehy, amigos, trabacchiamo?

    7 Apr 2009 Reply
  • nieznana

    Hmm nice! But most I'd like the name of band ;-)

    10 Feb 2009 Reply
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