Watch Sigur Ros Expose Themselves as Triple Nipple for Boiler Room DJ Set

"This is not going to be wall-to-wall, hair-tossing post-rock"

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Sigur Rós' Jón "Jónsi" Þór Birgisson at Coachella 2013 Photo by Getty Images
Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Last week, Sigur Rós treated fans to a live, 360-degree interactive webcast, performing a number of tracks from their just-released seventh album, Kveikur. Now, the Icelandic trio are offering of-the-moment footage for another performance — except this time, the post-rock visionaries are playing a DJ set for Boiler Room Berlin. Oh, and they're calling themselves Triple Nipple (yes, we're serious). The band issued a disclaimer on their website on June 25:

this is not going to be wall-to-wall, hair-tossing post-rock. there will be no glacial soundscapes of awesome dimensions. neither warm bubble baths of yoga wind-down muzak. (or any of the other enduring cliches about sigur ros). instead triple nipple represents what sigur ros do when they are off-duty – you know, for fun. some of it may be tough, cool and futuristic, some of it will no doubt be high-aroma fromage. most of the cool stuff comes courtesy of sigrun jonsdottir, the band’s trombone-wielding authority on baltimore club. guitarist kjartan holm, meanwhile, pitches in with some minimal hip-hop, orri with some dubstep and, yes, you’ve guessed it, jonsi brings the extensive cheeseboard. no-one involved lays claim to be able to mix, even remotely. this is how sigur ros get down and unwind in the dressing room and on the tour bus after a show. if you’d like a window on their world, come on in. if you are expecting a mystique enhancing exercise of deep solipsism, look away now. 

The gig is happening right now, and can be seen over at Boiler Room's website.

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