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The Sugarcubes (Sykurmolarnir in local language) is an Icelandic group formed in 1986 and composed of Björk (Guomundsdottir), ex member of the group Tappi Tilarrass, Sidtryggur Baldursson, ex member of the Beyr group, Einar Örn Benediktsson and Bragi Olafsson, both ex members of Purrkur Pillnikk group.

Before the Sugarcubes adventure, Björk, Benediktsson and Baldursson formed the group KUKL in 1984 with which they released 2 albums.

Post-punk inspired, the group’s debut album "Life's Too Good" was released in 1988 and received enthusiastic reviews from critics on both sides of the Atlantic. Album which contains their first big hit namely "Birthday", as well as 2 other minor hits which are "Cold sweat" and "Motorcrash".

A year later in 1989 the album "Here today, tomorrow next week !", an album with less success and from which the singles“ Regina ”and“ Planet ”will be extracted.

It was not until 1991 that the band recorded its biggest success with the single "Hit". Major success, taken from the album "Stick around for joy", and which will unfortunately be the one and only of its kind because the group will eventually split up shortly after.

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

  • Birthday 1987

  • Coldsweat 1988

  • Deus 1988

  • Motorcrash 1988

  • Regina 1989

  • Planet 1989

  • Hit 1992

  • Walkabout 1992

  • Vitamin 1992

  • Leash called love 1992


Clips :

1987 ... totally mind-blowing images. The one who will become one of the biggest planetary stars of the 90s takes her first steps ... And everything is already there !

1988 ... it is clear that the group is literally carried by this little 23-year-old woman with a style so particular and totally inimitable

1988 ... this group came from the cold is far from being ridiculous, on the contrary. The hits are now linked at high speed

1988 ... released mainly in the USA, this title allows the group to expand its worldwide fame. What better way to put the incredible Bjork into orbit ...

1989 ... the title which will remain as the best classified of all. The group is reaching full maturity. But also a very particular excess for the time

1989 ... of course, this title will not have the same level of recognition as its predecessor, but whatever. Quality is once again present !

1992 ... after 3 years of wanted or forced break, the group is back in force on this title which will not be the best classified of all. On the other hand, THIS title will be the one that has been classified in the greatest number of countries. A bad for a good !

1992 ... well, wacky side, it does not get better, to say the least. But that's what also makes the charm of this extraordinary group !

1992 ... like a very strong aftertaste of B-52's. And why not. Admittedly, the copy is not worth the original but still ...

1992 ... the end of one adventure and the start of another. The end for the group, the start of the solo career of what will become one of the biggest phenomena of the decade. And of this end of the twentieth century period !


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