FM Belfast


Hailing from Iceland, FM Belfast ‘create inspiring electro-indie-pop’ – a genre (you say genre I say YAWN) I usually steer well clear of. However, this remix of their track ‘Par Avion’ by fellow Icelanders Retro Stefson is actually quite nice.

As well as being a highlight of this year’s Iceland Airwaves festival, the four-piece apparently also do cover versions of Rage Against The Machine and Technotronic… hmmm.

The inspiration behind this song goes as thus: “One very cold winter day there was an article in the newspaper about an Icelandic girl that had moved to the Caribbean and was renting a house on the beach for a small amount of money. At the time it felt almost ridiculous to live on a frozen island and pay high rent for a tiny apartment. We just wanted to move right away. It helps singing this song, then you can go to the Caribbean for 3 minutes and 47 seconds.”

It’s Monday, who doesn’t need a bit of Caribbean inspiration? Pass me that can of Lilt, mon!

FM Belfast – Par Avion (Retro Stefson RMX)

Their album ‘How To Make Friends’ is due for release in February 2010 on World Champion Records. The single, ‘Par Avion’ comes out Nov 5th.



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