Why do so many people still not know about Gus Gus? The Icelandic collective are pretty much superstars in their native country, like Hot Chip or Chemical Brothers, but much stranger and sexier.
From the bruised vulnerable Why? performed by Emiliana Torrini, to Believe, a squelchy sinister banger, Polydistortion, which came out in 1997, seemed to anticipate the experimentation and melding of genres we now see in current indie bands.
A unique sound that was funky, filthy and tender, this second album is often overlooked when people look back at dancefloor pioneers. This seems unfair. It’s definitely time for a reappraisal.