Smekkleysa SM/Bad Taste SM, was established in Iceland in 1986, by a group of young artists and musicians, who had been active since the Icelandic punk explosion in the early eighties. Part of their world domination or death manifesto, was to create a pop band with The Sugarcubes which in turn became the backbone for Smekkleysa SMs activities over the next few years. The company has since grown from being an experimental cultural organization into a fully active record company. It has developed and worked with some of Icelands most interesting artists, e.g. The Sugarcubes, Björk, Sigur Rós, múm, Mínus, Ghostigital, Curver, Ske, slowblow, Kimono and Jan Mayen. The company is also prolific in releasing new Icelandic classical music. More recently Smekkleysa SM opened its first shop in Iceland (Laugavegur 35, 101 Reykjavik) alongside their online shop www.smekkleysa.net taking on the digital age with all its back catalogue available which includes historic moments in the culture that the Sugarcubes and the movement