Icelandic band expecting to release record in the spring

Sigur Ros have promised their new album will be a “floaty and minimal” affair.

The experimental Icelandic band told The Wall Street Journal that they expect to release the LP, the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust’, in the spring.

Drummer Orri Páll Dýrason explained that the it would be an “ambient album” with a “slow take-off toward something”, while bassist Georg Holm suggested it would be “introverted”.

Meanwhile, keyboarist Kjartan Sveinsson added:

We’ve never been gimmicked into keeping our sound similar to what we did last. It’s very easy for musicians to buy into that idea. It’s so unnecessary.

Sigur Ros released ‘Inni’, a new concert film and live album, earlier this week (November 7). It documents the Icelandic group’s final two shows at London’s Alexandra Palace, before they went on their ‘indefinite hiatus’ at the end of their world tour following the release of their fifth album.

The double live release is 105 minutes long and features the whole show, with just one song omitted. The accompanying 75-minute film – directed by Vincent Morisset – debuted at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year.