bagdad brothers began as the project of former vára-members bjarni daníel and sigurpáll viggó, but has now expanded into a 5-piece rock formation, adding ægir sindri bjarnason, steinunn sigþrúðardóttir jónsdóttir (asdfhg., logo dog) and þóra birgit bernódusdóttir to the line-up. despite having only been active in the current form for less than two years, the group has already released three short records, three music videos, and played around 50 shows in the reykjavík area, including a few festival slots and a session with seattle‘s kexp. in june 2019, they embarked on their first international tour, traveling and playing excessively all over north-america.
their music has been described as energetic, youthful indie-pop for the summer time, tackling themes ranging from deeply personal heartbreak experiences, to an ironic political commentary.
even though bagdad brothers‘ releases to date have certainly gained them a fair amount of media attention, it has mostly been their live shows that have resulted in their reputation as a magnetic, electric and hilarious act. surely one too keep an eye on.