Singapore Sling (band)

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Singapore Sling is an Icelandic rock 'n' roll band from Reykjavík, formed in 2000.wikipedia
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The Curse of Singapore Sling (also known simply as The Curse Of) is the first studio album by the Icelandic neo-psychedelia band Singapore Sling.

Life Is Killing My Rock 'N' Roll

Although their home label Edda left the music business and shut its branch Hitt Records, Singapore Sling released its second record, Life Is Killing My Rock 'N' Roll, in Iceland on Sheptone Records, and in the United States on Stinky, promoted by an American support slot on a tour.
Life Is Killing My Rock 'n' Roll is the second studio album by Icelandic neo-psychedelia band Singapore Sling.

Singapore Sling (1990 film)

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Despite Björnsson's job as a bartender, the band's name did not come from the Singapore Sling cocktail but from a 1990 art film, Singapore Sling, by the Greek director Nikos Nikolaidis.
The Icelandic neo-psychedelia band Singapore Sling is named after the film.

12 Tónar

Although it was distributed in Denmark by the Reykjavik- and Copenhagen-based independent label 12 Tónar, Taste the Blood of Singapore Sling was not licensed for release in the United States.
Many of the best musicians in Iceland have released their albums on the label, for example artists and bands such as Mugison, Trabant and Singapore Sling, Apparat Organ Quartet, Pétur Ben, Eivør Pálsdóttir, Ragnheiður Gröndal, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Skúli Sverrisson, Ólöf Arnalds, Pink Street Boys, Samaris and Jakobínarína, to name a few.

Screaming Masterpiece

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That same year, Singapore Sling appeared in Screaming Masterpiece, a documentary film about the Icelandic music scene.
The film itself shows mostly live performances and interviews by some of Iceland's biggest musicians, including Björk, Sigur Rós, Slowblow, múm, Ghostigital, Quarashi, Singapore Sling amongst others, over the backdrop of Icelandic scenery.

Dead Skeletons

Beginning in 2008, Björnsson participated in the band Dead Skeletons.
He needed music to accompany the installation, so Auðarson, Björnsson (also of Singapore Sling) and Van Kriedt (ex-Sunsplit, also of Asteroid #4) recorded the song "Dead Mantra", which became an underground hit and landed them a record deal with A Records, who released it as a single on 26 November 2010.

Silver Monk Time

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Music released a 2-disc compilation album, Silver Monk Time, as a tribute to The Monks.

Iceland

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Singapore Sling is an Icelandic rock 'n' roll band from Reykjavík, formed in 2000.

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Singapore Sling is an Icelandic rock 'n' roll band from Reykjavík, formed in 2000.

Reykjavík

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Singapore Sling is an Icelandic rock 'n' roll band from Reykjavík, formed in 2000.

8-track tape

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Björnsson had some 8-track demos and wanted to create a band.

Iceland Airwaves

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One of these demos was "Overdrive", which surfaced online on the Iceland Airwaves 2001 official website, and later became "Overdriver", the opening track on their first studio album.

Singapore Sling

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Despite Björnsson's job as a bartender, the band's name did not come from the Singapore Sling cocktail but from a 1990 art film, Singapore Sling, by the Greek director Nikos Nikolaidis.

Art film

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Despite Björnsson's job as a bartender, the band's name did not come from the Singapore Sling cocktail but from a 1990 art film, Singapore Sling, by the Greek director Nikos Nikolaidis.

Nikos Nikolaidis

Despite Björnsson's job as a bartender, the band's name did not come from the Singapore Sling cocktail but from a 1990 art film, Singapore Sling, by the Greek director Nikos Nikolaidis.

Musical keyboard

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The lineup at that time was Björnsson on vocals, guitar and keyboards, Kristjánsson on guitar, Þorgeir Guðmundsson on bass guitar, Helgi Örn Pétursson on guitar and keyboards, Bjarni Friðrik Jóhannsson on drums, and Sigurður Magnús Finnsson (aka Siggi Shaker, aka Iggi Sniff) on tambourine and maracas.

Tambourine

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The lineup at that time was Björnsson on vocals, guitar and keyboards, Kristjánsson on guitar, Þorgeir Guðmundsson on bass guitar, Helgi Örn Pétursson on guitar and keyboards, Bjarni Friðrik Jóhannsson on drums, and Sigurður Magnús Finnsson (aka Siggi Shaker, aka Iggi Sniff) on tambourine and maracas.

Maraca

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The lineup at that time was Björnsson on vocals, guitar and keyboards, Kristjánsson on guitar, Þorgeir Guðmundsson on bass guitar, Helgi Örn Pétursson on guitar and keyboards, Bjarni Friðrik Jóhannsson on drums, and Sigurður Magnús Finnsson (aka Siggi Shaker, aka Iggi Sniff) on tambourine and maracas.

Independent record label

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The album was licensed by the New York independent record label Stinky Records for a North American release in 2003.

Denmark

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Although it was distributed in Denmark by the Reykjavik- and Copenhagen-based independent label 12 Tónar, Taste the Blood of Singapore Sling was not licensed for release in the United States.

Copenhagen

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Although it was distributed in Denmark by the Reykjavik- and Copenhagen-based independent label 12 Tónar, Taste the Blood of Singapore Sling was not licensed for release in the United States.

Documentary film

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That same year, Singapore Sling appeared in Screaming Masterpiece, a documentary film about the Icelandic music scene.

The Monks

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Music released a 2-disc compilation album, Silver Monk Time, as a tribute to The Monks.

Faust (band)

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Singapore Sling provided a cover version of the track "I Hate You", recorded specially for the project and mastered at Faust Studio by Hans-Joachim Irmler from the band Faust.