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Fræbblarnir á Airwaves, mynd Ingó

Fræbbblarnir með Stranglers í Smáranum

Fræbblarnir á Airwaves

Fræbblarnir á Airwaves, mynd Ingó

Reykjavik Menningarnótt 2008

Fræbbblarnir hjá Reykjavíkurborg, Iðunn

Fræbbblarnir mynd

Fræbbblarnir með Stranglers í Smáranum

Fræbbblarnir með Stranglers í Smáranum

Fræbbblarnir Helgi á menningarnótt 2005

Fræbbblarnir með Stranglers í Smáranum

Thirty five years anniversary

A good old fashion party at Gamli Gaukurinn on November 22nd, more than 50 songs in less than three hours.

Forty years of MK

We started 35 years ago at our school, MK.. MK celetrated it's 40 anniversary - we played a few songs.

At Dillon on Reykjavík's Cultural Night

Played a short set at Dillon on Reykjavik's Cultural Night 2013.

My Perfect Seven

We released "My Perfect Seven" on July 15th, 2013.

With Mosi frændi

Played at Mosi frændi's reunion at Gamli Gaukurinn on May 8th.

Opening weekend for the Rockbar in Hafnarfjörður

Played at the opening weekend of the Rockbar in Hafnarfjörður.

Supporting Blátt áfram

Played at a support concert for Blátt áfram at Gamli Gaukurinn.

Supporting Ingólfur

We played at a support concert for a friend Ingólfur at Norðurljós in Harpa on February 28th.

First song 2013

"Judge a Pope just by the Cover" released on January 1st, 2013.

Yule song, 2012

A new release of our Yule song, "Ótrúleg jól 2012" ("Unbelievable Yule 2012"), minor changes to text and sound. Available at GogoYoko, our cut going directly to Unicef. Also, a low quality version available at YouTube.

Bar 11, 2nd. November

Played at Bar 11 at GogoYoko's concert on Friday November 2nd.

Exhibition opening

We played a few songs at the opening of Guðrún Benedikta Elíasdóttir's exhibition at KexHostel on August 10th.

Rokk í Reykjavík 2.0

Played at Rokk í Reykjavík 2.0 at Gaukurinn, a celebration concert set up by Wim Van Hooste to mark the 30th anniversary of film. A nigth to remember, lot of great bands.

Getting bigger

Rikki and Steini have just joined the band. Steini was our original bass player, Rikki joined in early 1979 and both played on our first EP. No one is leaving, this just gives us the option to play more often.

Yule song

Our first Yule tide song is just out. The Icelandic word refers to a holiday without mentioning any religion. But available on GogoYoko and Tónlist.is

Validators

Supported The Validators at Faktorý with FiveBellies and Taugadeildin.

New song, "In A Nutshell"

Just released a new song, "In A Nutshell" ("Í hnotskurn" is the Icelandic name). The first song from a new album and available both at GogoYoko and Tonlist.is.

Dylan cover

Recorder Bob Dylan's "Positively 4th St" for a birthday cover contest to celebrate his birthday - one of fourteen finalist songs, more info here.

New album

Just starting recording a new album, our fourth studio album. Seventeen songs, all new, no covers and no songs by others. And no guests musicians. Fifteen basic already finshed, two songs may or may not be ready. More as we continue, perhaps even a raw mix of one song...

Airwaves 2010

Pretty solid performance on Iceland Airwaves Festival at Amsterdam.

First concert with a new line-up

Played a short program at Dillon with Gummi as a new drummer, the new line-up working extremely well, but the concert might have been better..

Football

Played three songs for local football club fans preparing for a cup final, definitely made the difference needed to bring home the first trophy.

Changes..

Stefán has quit as our drummer, Gummi will replace him.

First album for sale on web sites

Our first album "Viltu nammi væna?" is now available on Tonlist.is and gogoyoko.

Looking at forty..

Played on Grand Rock in Reykjavik celebrating the start of our fourth decade, mostly playing songs from our next album.

Live on Ruv

Live on Jon Olaf's TV show on Ruv, remembering the release of the "Rock In Reykjavik" film 25 years ago, played a fairly new song, "Judge A Pope Just By The Cover" (formerly "New Head").

Stranglers

Fræbbblarnir supported The Stranglers at Nasa on March 6th, 2007, absolutely brilliant night.

Fræbbblarnir are ...

an Icelandic punk / pop / rock band, see below.

Hordur Torfa recordings released

Recordings from a tribute concert to Icelandic troubadour Hordur Torfa released in September 2006, our two songs, "Gudjon" and "Brekkan" (The Hill), both featuring our home town's men's choir, seem to be getting favorable views.

Tribute to Hordur Torfa

Tribute concert to Hordur Torfa, September 10th, Borgarleikhusid in Reykjavik.

Reviews on "Stuff"

Radio Channel 2 of Iceland's Ruv, March 17th., Andrea Jonsdottir (and Freyr Eyjolfsson)

Definately their best album to date, have come a long way, don't remember any band quite like Fraebbblarnir.

Great fun album, even though the members are getting older there is still something youthful and exciting about the album.

As a hippie, the album reminded me why the punk scene was necessary when it came along.

Straight forward and fun, the way things should be done, good, short and colourful songs.

DV, Trausti Júlíusson, 4 stars

Fun Stuff.

What make the album as good as it is apart from good songwriting and great sound are the arrangements.

Dót is a magnificent rock album.

Frettabladid, Magnús Teitsson

The result is an excellent package of stuff.

Fræbbblarnir haven't forgotten anything and stick with melodic punk.

Morgunbladid, Svavar Knútur Kristinsson 4 stars out of 5

Listening to "Treat Me Like I Died" you can't help wanting to tear off your clothes and dance like a baboon.

Many of the songs are catchy and powerful and leave a pleasant after taste.

Morgunbladid, Skarphéðinn Guðmundsson

Fræbbblarnir have just released an excellent album, Dót.

Movie - The Punk And Fraebbblarnir

Full length documentary premiering on November 4th.

Photographs

Great new live photgraphs at Zeranico's from Thjodleikhuskjallarinn in Reykjavik.

Photos

Great new photos by Finnbogi at Dagsljos, Akureyri decorating the site,
the photo at the top as well as all other pages.

Gunnar at Kopavogsposturinn showed up at the Stranglers concert with a camera, photos on main page apart from the top photo.

Olafur Bardi also took some photos at the Stranglers concert, a few will hopefully be here soon.

T-Shirts

A new T shirt quoting Beer, only sold at concerts.

Kolviður

A carbon neutral fund founded in memory of Joe Strummer.

"Rockaway Beach" in Icelandic

Marky Ramone, and the Speedkings recorded four Ramones songs, each in a different nordic language.

Joey Ramone in memoriam

AMP Records released an album "Life's a Gas: A Tribute to Joey Ramone" - Fræbbblarnir's song "Heaven Needed A Lead Singer" is there.

And don't forget

More about Fræbbblarnir

The band was formed 1978 in Kopavogur, close to Reykjavik, the second largest town in Iceland. The band was heavily influenced by the punk / new wave in England and US, especially by bands like The Stranglers, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Jam, The Damned, Elvis Costello, Ian Dury and Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias, Television, Specials, Madness, Blondie to name a few, and probably forgetting someone important. But not forgetting bands from the 60's like the Kinks, Troggs, Manfred Mann, Herman Hermits, Rolling Stones, Animals and Pretty Things.

Fræbbblarnir were never part of the fashion, cult, clothes, look or social standings that was sometimes connected to the punk scene, the band was simply part of the drive towards simple, melodic, happy and powerful rock music at the time.

The 1980 album "Viltu nammi væna?" (Would You Like Some Candy, Dear?) is a classic (not only in our modest view) and recent releases, for example the album "Dót" (Stuff) from 2004 received excellent reviews and the song CBGB's is probably the band's most played song ever. The 1981 EP "Bjór" (Beer), critising the now unbelievable ban of beer in Iceland while other types of alcohol was readily legal and available, definately helped lifting the band in 1989, we believe.