Island ist für seine vielfältige Musiklandschaft bekannt. Diese Woche wollen wir euch gern Une Misère vorstellen. Die fröhlich zusammengewürfelten Mitglieder aus verschiedenen Hardcorebands haben ganz frisch einen Plattenvertrag beim Labelriesen Nuclear Blast unterschrieben, und sie sind dieses Jahr für das Summer Breeze und die Metal Days gebucht. Sänger Jón Már Ásbjörnsson hat unsere Fragen beantwortet. Viel Spaß beim Kennenlernen der Isländer!

Who is behind Une Misère?
There is no single mastermind behind Une Misère. The members of the band may or may not be the only ones behind the entity that is Une Misère.

If you had to put your music into a drawer and print a label on it, what would it say?

Forget about genres for a second – Une Misère‘s music sounds like …?
Everything and nothing at the same time. We’ve just always written music that we think sounds the best and most like how we feel at that very moment.

Which sort of mood produces the best songs?
That little feeling that comes right after anger and right before you get over it. That momentary madness where everything is supposed to be okay but isn’t.


Which instrument will surely NEVER be heard on an Une Misère album?
No instrument will ever be ruled out of Une Misère.

Which record would you want to listen to when you leave the bathroom in the morning, while the beautiful girl from last night is still in your bed?
Pink Moon by Nick Drake. That last song „From the morning“, describes that scenario in a marvellous way.

The Fairy-Godmother pops up in front of you and grants you a wish. What do you wish for?
Lifetime supply of black turtle necks. Man, that’d be nice.

No alcohol is no solution either. What booze combination will definitely dissolve all your troubles and issues?
I stay away from alcohol. One might say I fell into the pot and can therefore have no more. Which is actually better than before. Clear mind, better decisions.

What shows you that someone is a true friend?
First and foremost – honesty. Whether it is to my face or behind my back, be honest and true to what you say.

Who was the hero of your childhood?
Batman. Always Batman.

What is the most embarrassing/surprising record in your CD-shelf?
I used to have a Top 15 Reggae Songs CD.
I don’t anymore.

What’s next? Tour? Studio? Vacation? Something completely different?
We are supporting Aborted and Decapitated this summer along with playing festivals. There are also some announcements that have yet to be made public. We’re done with the studio for this year.  I believe, album coming out later this year.
Vacation? Never. Une Misère is always on the clock.