Bursting with the raw punk spirit and whimsical Icelandic visions which have fueled Kælan Mikla from the very start, Undir Köldum Norðurljósum takes the band’s unmistakable sound and presents it in a manner even more lush and engrossing than before. Cinematic layers of synth, ethereal vocals sung in their native tongue, spine-chilling screams, driving bass and programmed drums combine to pull the listener deeper than ever into Kælan Mikla’s world — a place of folklore and fairytales, magic and mysticism.
Undir Köldum Norðurljósum features a guest appearance by Alcest, with whom Kælan Mikla toured Europe in early 2020.
The album artwork was created by graphic design duo Førtifem, known for their covers, posters, and merch for artists such as Emperor, Slipknot, Rammstein, and Carpenter Brut.
In addition to touring with Alcest, Kælan Mikla has toured with the likes of Drab Majesty and King Dude and was hand-picked by Robert Smith of The Cure to play The Cure’s 40th anniversary show as well as a slot on the Pasadena Daydream festival. In 2018, the band’s third album, Nótt eftir nótt, won Album of the Year at the prestigious Kraumur Awards in Iceland and landed on year-end lists in magazines and blogs worldwide.
KANGA is an electronic musician, producer and remixer from Los Angeles, CA. Championed by electronica icon Gary Numan and widely considered one of the finest darkwave purveyors, KANGA fuses post- apocalyptic pop sensibilities with body-shaking rhythms and sinuous melodies. Following on the heels of her 2016 acclaimed self-titled debut album, she self-released her “Eternal Daughter” EP in late 2019. ReGen Magazine wrote “From start to finish, Eternal Daughter showcases her mastery of production and songwriting, from the glitchy vocal effects subtly meshing with the controlled synthetic energy and dynamic percussion of “Daughter” to the forceful shifts in rhythm on “Control…”
“Eternal Daughter” is now being re-released on April 24, 2020 on Artoffact Records, featuring three brand new bonus tracks that highlight KANGA’s considerable talents as a producer and musician.
KANGA joined Gary Numan on his sold out 40th Anniversary UK tour in late 2019 to great acclaim. She is currently recording her next full length album with with co-producer Justin McGrath (NIN, Tool, Puscifer), which is set to be released in Fall of this year on Artoffact Records.