Sigur Ros to Release Live Album, Documentary
'Inni' captures the Icelandic band's last show before their indefinite hiatus.
First, the bad news: Sigur Rós aren’t back with a new studio record just yet. However, they have something to help tide fans over: Inni, a double live album and 75-minute-long film of the Icelandic band’s final show before going on hiatus. Shot over two nights at London’s Alexandra Palace in 2008, Inni is set to drop this November via XL Recordings. Watch the trailer below!
Inni is Sigur Rós’ second live offering, following 2007’s Heima, a gorgeously-shot documentary that follows the group on tour of their homeland. Directed by Vincent Morisset (Arcade Fire’s Miroir Noir), Inni was shot at the end of Sigur Rós’ tour in support of their fifth album Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust and captures Sigur Rós performing as a four-piece (they usually play with a string section and other supplementary musicians). Inni will debut at the Venice Film Festival on September 3.
The predominantly monochromatic Inni features unique post production by Morisset: he re-filmed the original digital footage on 16mm, then re-filmed it again, this time using prisms and other found objects. Trippy.
Since Sigur Rós’ final show, frontman Jónsi has been keeping busy with his side projects. In 2009 he released Riceboy Sleeps, the debut from his project with his partner Alex Somers, and in 2010 he dropped Go, his proper solo debut. Sigur Rós returned to the studio in 2009 to work on a “slower” and “more ambient” new LP, but ultimately scrapped the sessions. No word yet on any new material.
WATCH: Sigur Rós, Inni Trailer