These kids started their music career early and they were no wonderchilds early on but to my surprise, and great joy, they have developed into a force to be reckoned with. The singer has a strong stage presence, mighty voice, bare feet, fur legwarmers and warpaint on her face.
The flirt with the wild and the untamed force of nature is really clear but it’s a fine line to walk between it being a joke and for it to work.
For most of the time it works but much thanks to the fact that they seem to live in the stage show every second of it and never lose character.
The venue looks like a small and quite house from the outside but inside it turns into a big venue that packs a lot of people. And it’s sweaty. The crowd is enjoying the performance for sure and there is no mistaking just how synced Mammút have become over the years but the next big question is if they are ready to be exported abroad.
And will this work outside of Iceland? I’m not entirely sure, it could literally go either way. Though there is nothing wrong with their music, the audience must be ready for Mammút because there is no compromising. Which is good, a band like Mammút should never make compromises.
There is some developing for Mammút to do, at least I don’t think that this is their peak. I’d like to think that there are still more to come from this group.
One problem is that when I walked away, I still had those fur legwarmers and bare feet on my mind, and not the music. Which worries me. Aren’t the songs more memorable than that?
This is a 4/7
/Maja, K7 correspondent