February 13, 2013 9:45

Want to smell 'instant Iceland'? Buy Sigur Rós' new candle

Icelandic band are selling the waxy merch on their website

Want to smell 'instant Iceland'? Buy Sigur Rós' new candle
Sigur Rós have started selling a custom-made scented candle through their online store.

Named for a track on 2012's 'Valtari' album, the Varðeldur candle is has the aroma of "driftwood campfire". Priced at $23.50 (£14.99), the candle is described as follows: "The smoky, slightly briny smell of a flotsam campfire on a distant black beach under a wan midnight sun. And, most recently, the smell of Sigur Rós's studio, while they go about the quasi-mystical business of making the magic happen. Specially developed to the band's olfactory specifications, this candle burns for 35 evocative hours of "instant Iceland", or something like that." You'd be hard-pressed to wax so lyrically about a band T-shirt.

Meanwhile, Sigur Rós recently revealed they are currently working on a new album to be released this year. The Icelandic band announced the news during an 'IAmA' chat on social networking site Reddit, where users could log-on and ask the band questions.

One user asked when they could expect their next album. The band responded by saying: “This year. We are writing these answers from the studio in Los Angeles right now!”

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