Stafrænn Hákon has continued sliding a comic or surreal twist in his songwriting since 1999, challenging the epic and dreamy connotations his music has always been ascribed with. Humour in combination with sincerity has
long been some of Stafrænn Hákon´s driving forces, a twisted combination that reflects a personal nuance for those curious to dig deeper into the musical mindscape of the man behind the band.
The band´s current lineup consists of guitarists Ólafur Josephsson and Lárus Siguðsson, bass guitarist Árni Þór Árnason, drummer Róbert Már Runólfsson and singer Magnús Freyr Gíslason.
Since we put out our cassette late last year we had already started our next album. Actually we have been working on this new for quite some time now. We have finished the recordings and now it´s being mixed by our good friend and collaborator Daniel Lovegrove. He has indeed been a part of our […]
We are very pleased to be playing this years ATP ICELAND festival in july at the former NATO base in Keflavík, Iceland. The festival has tons of very great bands and artists. Check their website for tickets and info here
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What they say...
The Wire Magazine
“The way his soothing reverberating guitar moves through waves of undulating sound is occasionally reminiscent of Jason Pierce at his most mellowed out. Elsewhere the faint siren call of his guitar echoes the ethereal music of fellow Icelanders Sigur Ros, but on a more intimate level.” (Tom Rige issue 237)
“Stafraenn Hakon is the anti-punk rock album. Whereas punk wanted to shock you into attention then drop you full speed on your head as songs screeched to a halt, Hakon wants you to let your guard down, to open yourself up to the possibilities of the landscapes of sound within, and finally, to fly.”
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Stafrænn Hákon (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈstafraitn̥ ˈhaːukɔn]) is the stage name used by Icelandic musician Ólafur Josephsson. Ólafur has been making music on his own as Stafrænn Hákon since 1999. Stafrænn Hákon has released 8 full length albums and series of ep´s. Currently Stafrænn Hákon´s 9th full length album is being mixed and will be released in 2015
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Árni Þór Árnason
Árni has played bass and guitar for the band since 2010.
Lárus has been playing acoustic instruments and electric guitar since 2007´s Gummi and plays currently as guitar player in the live setup.
Magnús Freyr Gíslason
Magnús has been lead vocalist and playing various instruments with the band since 2007.
Ólafur is the founder and creative force behind the band since 1999.
Róbert our drummer joined the band in 2012 and has been playing with us since.