Sigur Ros to debut new album in worldwide listening event

Band will stream 'Valtari' at 7pm in every global time zone on Thursday (May 17)

Sigur Ros will stream their new album ‘Valtari’ on Thursday (May 17) in advance of its release on May 28.

It will be the sixth release from the Icelandic band and the follow up to 2008’s ‘Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust’, marking an end to their short-lived “indefinite hiatus”.

The album will be playing via a special listening platform from the band’s website at 7pm in every time zone in the world.


The band’s singer Jonsi Birgisson recently revealed in an interview that he has a love for commercial pop music, stating, “I like Nicki Minaj and David Guetta – who everybody hates – but I think he has some good songs! ‘Titanium’ is really good, I especially like that one.”

In November, Sigur Ros released was ‘Inni’, a concert film and live album documenting the group’s final two shows of their last world tour at London’s Alexandra Palace.

The band will play their first UK show for four years at Bestival in September. They are also booked for festivals in Canada, France, Japan and Ireland. Bestival will take place from September 6–9 at Robin Hill Park on the Isle Of Wight.

The tracklisting for ‘Valtari’ is as follows:

‘Ég Anda’

‘Ekki Múkk’