Sigur ros
Sigur Ros
(Icelandic: Sigur Rós) are an Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík, who have been active since 1994. Known for their ethereal sound, frontman Jónsi Birgisson's falsetto vocals, and the use of bowed guitar, the band's music is also noticeable for its incorporation of classical and minimalist aesthetic elements. The band is named after Jónsi's sister Sigurrós Elin. In the Icelandic language, Sigur and Rós mean, respectively, Victory and Rose. (more on wikipedia)

Links To Peel

Peel started playing their music in 1999, when the band released their first single on import called Svefn-G-Englar, which on 31 October 1999 (BFBS), he played on his show. The band were invited for the All Tomorrows Festival at Camber Sands in 2000, where Peel played two songs from their live performance in April 2000 and a session in that same year on his show, but seemed to have lost interest in them after 2001.

Festive Fifty Entries


1.. Recorded: 2000-08-20. First Broadcast: 26 September 2000

  • Track 1 (Big) / Track 2 (Bureaucratic) / Corporation (Cold)


11 April 2000. Recorded 2000-04-09, live at All Tomorrow's Parties at Camber Sands.

  1. Njósnavélin (The only track played on Peel's show)
  2. Duet
  3. E-Bow
  4. Svefn-g-englar
  5. Dauðalagið

Other Shows Played

(The following list was compiled only from the database of this site and Lorcan's Tracklistings Archive and is certainly incomplete. Please add further details if known.)

Sigur Ros Svefn-G-Englar

Sigur Ros Svefn-G-Englar

'Svefn-G-Englar', #47 in the 2000 Festive Fifty

  • 08 March 2000: Dánarfregnir Og Jarðarfarir (EP - Ný Batterí) Fat Cat X 
  • 04 April 2000: Dánarfregnir Og Jarðarfarir (EP - Ný Batterí) Fat Cat 
  • 26 December 2000: Svefn-G-Englar (CD-Ágætis Byrjun)' (FatCat) FF #47
  • 29 August 2001: Death Announcement Funerals (LP - Angels Of The Universe) Fat Cat

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