FM Belfast

FM Belfast

Child Actor, YDIMITU

Thu, February 28, 2013

9:00 pm

Great Scott

Allston, MA

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 18 and over

Tickets available at TICKETMASTER.COM, or by phone at 800-745-3000. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Tuesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM, or at the Royale box office Fridays from 12-6PM.

FM Belfast
FM Belfast
FM Belfast is an electro/electronica band from Reykjavík, Iceland. Its members include Lóa Hlín Hjálmtýsdóttir, Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson, Árni Vilhjálmsson and Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason.

FM Belfast formed in late 2005 as a duo with Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson (Plúseinn) and Lóa Hlín Hjálmtýsdóttir. The band was a studio project for some time until the Iceland Airwaves festival 2006 when the band expanded into a full-on live act. The members now vary from 3 to 8 depending on who can make it. The core of the band is made up of Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson (Plúseinn, Hairdoctor, Motion Boys), Árni Vilhjálmsson (Motherfuckers in the house) and Lóa Hlín Hjálmtýsdóttir. When the stars are aligned correctly the band consists of Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason (múm, Borko, Skakkamanage), Sveinbjorn Hermann Pálsson (Terrordisco) , Björn Kristjánsson (Borko, Skakkamanage), Birgitta Birgisdóttir, Eiríkur Orri (múm, Kira Kira, Benni Hemm Hemm).

The band began in 2005 with just Lóa and Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson but didn't really get going properly until Árni Vilhjálmsson and Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason joined. In 2006 the group progressed from being a studio project to a full live act, performing at the Iceland Airwaves festival.

The bands live show often features many percussionists, among them are Sveinbjörn Pálsson, Björn Kristjánsson (Borko), Halli Civelek, Svanhvít Tryggvadóttir, Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson (Retro Stefson) and Þórður jörundsson (Retro Stefson).

Their first album was recorded in New York and Iceland, with the group recording, mixing, and mastering it, and creating the album artwork themselves.
Child Actor
Child Actor is a collaboration between producer Max Heath and Bostonian cousin Sedgie Ogilvy. Together they concoct R & B for the digital age, with hip hop and psych elements clawing at the walls of a restless alt-pop soundscape. The sultry vocals of Ogilvy often sound as if slowly risen from the bottom of a well and out into speakers. Her vulnerable, home-recorded demos constitute the foundation for Heath's often mountainous production consisting of heaps of synths, expertly-chopped
samples, and his own complementary backing vocals. Victory, the duo's debut long player, comes on the heels of two well-received EPs (Partner and Window) released earlier in the year. Songs like "Reasons" and "If You Loved Me" get under the skin quickly with Ogilvy's alternately plaintiveand assured voice engulfed in Heath's fluid, ethereal patterns. With early
acclaim from The Guardian, The Fader, VICE, NYLON, and many more, Child Actor is seeing the first performances of their career become highly anticipated.
Boston-based Electronic / Left-Field / RnB / Thief Music from Adam McGinn, Andy Kai Nagashima
Venue Information:
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA, 02134