Trouser Press Tuesday: PURRKUR PILLNIKK

June 9, 2009

Again, hopelessly obscure, but randomly fun:

Ekki enn (Ice. Gramm) 1981
Tilf EP (Ice. Gramm) 1981
Googooplex (Ice. Gramm) 1982
No Time to Think EP (Ice. Gramm) 1982
Maskinan (Ice. Gramm) 1983

A quartet of bratty minimalists featuring future Sugarcubes Einar örn (vocals) and Bragi Olafsson (bass), Purrkur Pillnikk was the most successful band formed in the early-’80s days of Iceland’s post-punk revolution. Although together for only seventeen months, the group recorded lots of material, hit the Icelandic Top 10 with its first album and even toured England with the Fall, their most obvious musical influence.

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