FM Belfast

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FM Belfast
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Background information
Origin Reykjavík, Iceland
Genres Electronic Dance Music
Years active 2005–present
Labels World Champion Records, Thugfucker Recordings, Morr Music
Associated acts Múm
Kasper Bjørke
Retro Stefson
Members Lóa Hlín Hjálmtýsdóttir
Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson (Plúseinn)
Árni Vilhjálmsson
Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason
Egill Eyjólfsson
Ívar Pétur Kjartansson.
Notable instruments
Cubase Studio 5, Roland Alpha Juno, Roland TR-505, Evolution UC-33, Korg nanoKontrol, Korg MS10 and Ableton Live
FM Belfast at WattEnSchlick 2016.jpg

FM Belfast is an electro-pop band from Reykjavík, Iceland. Its members include Lóa Hlín Hjálmtýsdóttir, Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson, Árni Vilhjálmsson, Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason, Egill Eyjólfsson and Ívar Pétur Kjartansson and. [1]

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 member availability. 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, who are joined sometimes by Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason (múm, Borko, Skakkamanage), Egill Eyjólfsson, Ívar Pétur Kjartansson, Sveinbjorn Hermann Pálsson (Terrordisco), Björn Kristjánsson (Borko, Skakkamanage), Birgitta Birgisdóttir and 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.[2]

The band's 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).[3]

Their first album was recorded in New York and Iceland, with the group recording, mixing, and mastering it, and creating the album artwork themselves.[2]




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