Sigur Ros side project preview

Sigur Ros side project Riceboy Sleeps are due to offer fans a preview of their forthcoming album with a new download.

Riceboy Sleeps is a project containing Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi Bergisson and his long term partner Alex Somers. A long standing musical partnership, the pair are often found performing in Icelandic art galleries.

However recently Jonsi Bergisson has gained itchy feet in the post rock giants. Re-releasing their little known debut album, retrospection seemed to be the mood of the day for acclaimed Icelandic group Sigur Ros.

Bergisson has been working on the new album by Riceboy Sleeps alongside a forthcoming solo album. Riceboy Sleeps aim to produce music that borders on being ambient - slow moving, even by the standards of Sigur Ros.

With their self-titled debut album due for release on July 20th, hopes are high that Bergisson can recapture the glorious heights of Sigur Ros. With fans keenly anticipating the release the singer has announced a new preview.

The track 'Boy 1904' will be available at the group's official website, for a limited period only. Taken from Riceboy Sleeps debut album, the track is a typically lush yet slow moving affair that still manages to retain your attention.

In a recent interview with Stateside magazine Pitchfork Jonsi Bergisson revealed that the pair would write music while preparing their dinner. "This album is many years in the making - we've just been doing it while we prepare food and stuff" he claimed.

"There's a computer in our kitchen, so we'd just make dinner and open another song. I remember we made this coconut cream soup that was really good."

In addition to his work with Riceboy Sleeps, Jonsi Bergisson is reportedly working on a forthcoming solo album. Said to be based around acoustic instruments, the new material apparently recalls a stripped down version of Sigur Ros.

Riceboy Sleeps are due to release their self-titled album on July 20th.


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