Sigur Rós release free song, announce new album

Sigur Rós reveal their naked ambition.
Sigur Rós reveal their naked ambition.

Sigur Rós have announced that their fifth studio album - the snappily titled Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust (which translates as “with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly”) - will be released on June 23.

That isn´t too long to wait, but if you want a taste of what the record has to offer, you can download Gobbledigook, the first track from the album, from the band´s website now.

It´s also been revealed that All Alright, the new set´s final song, will be the first to feature English-language vocals. Sigur Rós´s decision to sing in their native Icelandic tongue (and in some cases, in no recognised tongue at all) has certainly added to their mystique, though critics have argued that it´s given their music a false air of profundity.

The new album´s full tracklisting is as follows:

1. Gobbledigook
2. Inní mér syngur vitleysingur
3. Góðan daginn
4. Við spilum endalaust
5. Festival
6. Með suð í eyrum
7. Ára bátur
8. Illgresi
9. Fljótavík
10. Straumnes
11. All alright

By Ben Rogerson