The Sugarcubes

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": icelandic alternative indie female vocalists rock alternative rock 80s pop iceland Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This offbeat pop band was formed in Reykjavík, Iceland, on 8 June 1986, the date taken from the birth of lead singer Björk’s son Sindri. The settled line-up featured Björk Gudmundsdóttir (21 November 1965, Reykjavík, Iceland; vocals/keyboards), Bragí Ólaffson (b. 11 August 1962, Reykjavík, Iceland; bass), Einar Örn (b. Einar Örn Benediktsson, 29 October 1962, Iceland; vocals/trumpet), Margrét ‘Magga’ Örnólfsdóttir (keyboards, replacing original keyboard player Einar Mellax), Sigtryggur ‘Siggi’ Baldursson (b. 2 October 1962, Norway; drums), and Thór Eldon (guitar). Björk’s stepfather was in a rock showband, and after early stage appearances she completed her first album at the age of 11. She was also the singer for prototype groups Tappi Tíkarrass then Theyr, alongside Siggi Baldursson. The latter band shot to prominence when Jaz...

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