Sigur Rós

Formed 4 January 1994.
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Georg from Sigur Rós chats to Stuart Maconie

Georg from Sigur Rós chats to Stuart Maconie.

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Sigur Rós ( SIG-ər rohss) is an Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík, which has been active since 1994. Known for its ethereal sound, frontman Jónsi Birgisson's falsetto vocals, and the use of bowed guitar, the band's music is also noticeable for its incorporation of classical and minimalist aesthetic elements. The band is named after Jónsi's sister Sigurrós Elín.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Valtari

    Valtari 2012

    Reviewed by Wyndham Wallace
    Icelandic stars pursue a more peaceful path on their sixth studio LP.
  2. Review of Inni

    Inni 2011

    Reviewed by Martin Aston
    The band ignites on several occasions across this double-disc live set.
  3. Review of Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust

    Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust 2008

    Reviewed by Tim Nelson
    Sigur Ros remain in a wonderful universe of their own.
  4. Review of Hvarf-Heim

    Hvarf-Heim 2007

    Reviewed by Ruchie Farndon
    A collection of landscapes strung around a theme of revisiting or renewal.
  5. Review of Takk

    Takk 2005

    Reviewed by Adam Smith
    Tough to describe without lapsing into clichéd talk of glaciers and volcanoes, much...
  6. Review of ( )

    ( )

    Reviewed by Peter Marsh
    There's much of () that's immediately gorgeous in a way that defies description.
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