Hatari interview and review of 'Neyslutrans'
Hatari are an exceptionally unique band hailing from Iceland who shot to fame after their Eurovision 2019 performance and controversy which you can read about in our interview below. Describing themself as a multi media project, Hatari are a mash up of industrial, future punk, BDSM themes, Synth pop, and much more in what proves to be some of the best and most visceral electronic dance music around.
We had arranged to video interview them in March before their London show but unfortunately those plans had to change. The band was kind enough to answer our interview questions below however.
There is also a short album review in which Hatari have scored our highest score yet! Enjoy..
You sadly had to cancel/postpone your ‘Europe will crumble’ tour due to Covid-19 but as a band that has always talked about the fall of capitalism and indeed asking your fans to often envision the end of the world, how do you feel about the current crisis and where does this effect Hatari in its message?
Photo credit: Mummi Lu
This is a horrible pandemic that affects us all. Envisioning the end of the world has indeed become easier. More importantly envisioning the end of capitalism feels like a possibility. This pandemic will probably affect how we see any art, including Hatari. Cancelling and postponing shows is unfortunate, but right now we are in good health and enjoying some well earned isolation.
Q. With your recent video release of Engin Miskunn (No Mercy) the theme is that of a meteorite destroying life as we know it. It is an incredibly powerful song and one I have so much love for.
In line with the last question, do you feel this was almost predicting the way things were going to be this year? Also tell me about this song and the inspirations behind it because to me, it seems like it sums up everything Hatari is about in both song and video.