Tell you who’s been quiet these days: Iceland. Maybe they’re all recovering from Vulnicura, maybe they’ve finally decided to quietly apologise for Sigur Rós, or maybe they’re just pouring all their efforts into Eurovision. Either way, they’ve all been quiet. Luckily Bella Union is drawing out an Icelandic act to watch: the fuzz-rock five-piece Mammút.
Now, Mammút and this here song Salt have actually been around for a couple of years, but they’ve finally translated the song into English and it’s still a doozy – lead singer Kata Mogensen nails it with guttural sass that isn’t a million miles from Wolf Alice. Well worth your time, this one.