2004 – present (13 years)
Hjálmar (the name has two meanings, either it means helmets, or is simply the given name Hjálmar) are an icelandic reggae band that has been playing together for about 4 years. They did two albums as the original line-up with a couple of swedish guys on board: Hljóðlega af stað (eng: Starting Quietly), (2004) and Hjálmar, (2005). They enjoyed much success in Iceland, and made icelandic reggae something to talk about and listen to. They toured a bit during the summer of 2006 and ended with a farewell concert in Skriðuklaustur, Iceland on August 20, 2006.
They have now made a come-back after this short break, but the swedish half has left the band and now it consists of the icelandic founding members + a couple of guys from icelandic jazz band Flís. They have just released a new album - Ferðasót (e.Travelsash) which has been well received in Iceland.
Later in 2008 they begun recording a new album and traveled to Jamaica to record there. The trip was a good success and a documentary was made about it.
They have released two singles in 2009, the songs "Heyrist Hverjum?" (Who Hears?) and "Manstu" (Remember). Their fourth Album release is scheduled in September 2009.
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