Bang Gang [IS]

Bang Gang is an one man melodic pop band from Iceland founded by songwriter/producer Bardi Johannsson (Starwalker, Lady & Bird). Bang Gang is known for its blend of songwriting, electronica and glacial atmospheres.

The first studio album, YOU, was released in the year 2000 through E/W Warner France. The band’s acclaimed second album SOMETHING WRONG was released three years later. In 2008 a personal and critically acclaimed album GHOSTS FROM THE PAST came out. The most recent Bang Gang album THE WOLVES ARE WHISPERING (2015) has been described as “atmospheric ghost pop” with a “unique sound”. It presents compelling sonic snapshots of real life, with all of the mystery and color. This expansive, cinematic and hugely personal collection of songs runs the gamut of human emotion.

The music of Bang Gang is often noted for its melancholic beauty and cinematic quality, which is hardly surprising: Bardi’s original film soundtracks are well known. The film De Toutes Nos Forces, scored by Bardi, attracted up to a million guests to cinemas, while music from album Something Wrong has been included in numerous advertisements (Armani, Citroen, Lancia, Reebok) as well as the UK movie Cashback. The track ‘Lost In Wonderland’, from Bang Gang’s third album Ghosts From The Past, graced the Academy Award season trailer on Sky Movies and, Bardi and Daniel Hunt’s (Ladytron) eerie score for 2012 horror movie Would You Rather has also attracted positive attention.

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