Æla (IS)

Æla’s music is pure and direct, the sound of four good buddies jamming for the sheer hell of it. Channeling the focused punk-rock sound of bands such as Icelandic legends Purrkur Pillnik, their two-minute bursts of manic noise have also inspired comparison to the Minutemen. However, it is their boundless energy and sense of fun which have garnered praise from all corners and earned them a reputation as one of the most exciting bands around.