Aelas music is pure and direct, the sound of four good buddies jamming for the sheer hell of it. Meeting for the first time in the summer of 2003 while working on a small fishing-vessel in the choppy waters of the North Atlantic, they promised themselves that they would start a band together if they ever made it home alive. The fruit of that chance encounter is a live show illuminated by frontman Hallis erratic behaviour- one moment balancing precariously on the edge of a chair whilst yelping incoherently into the mic, the next diving off the stage, guitar in tow, during one of his frequent forays into the audience. Channeling the focused punk-rock sound of bands such as Icelandic legends Purrkur Pillnik, their two-minute bursts of manic noise have also inspired comparison to the Minutemen. However, it is their boundless energy and sense of fun which have garnered praise from all corners and earned them a reputation as one of the most exciting bands around.

 

Aela released their debut album, Sýnið tillitssemi, ég er frávik in 2006 and are currently finishing their second album.