• Saturday 18 20:40 - 21:15

    SonarComplex by Red Bull Music Academy - Kaldalón

WESEN (or ₩€$€‎₦) is an electro-art-pop duo made up of longtime friends & co-conspirators Júlía Hermannsdóttir & Loji Höskuldsson. Hailing from Reykjavík, Iceland, the two started working on music together in their teens, but established themselves separately within the Icelandic music scene, Loji with alt-rock darlings Sudden Weather Change, & Júlía with dreamy noise-rock outfit Oyama. WESEN was born in 2014 to meet both parties’ need to step outside the traditional band structure, experiment with electronics & conjure up something new & fun. The outcome is glitchy electro infused with catchy pop overtones, that’s simultaneously straight-forward & nuanced. WESEN’s debut full-length album, Wall of Pain (or ₩ALL OF PAI‎₦), was released by Brighton label Hidden Trail Records in October of 2016. The album is a sincere product of passion, where each sound & melody was carefully crafted in various home studios & quiet spaces during all kinds of unholy hours. Wall of Pain was lovingly produced & mixed by Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson of Reykjavík electro-pop faves; FM Belfast & Milkywhale.