This Weeks Featured Artist – Kaleo

Kaleo is an Icelandic blues/rock band that formed at Mosfellsbær in 2012. It consists of lead vocalist and guitarist JJ Julius Son (Jökull Júlíusson), drummer David Antonsson, bassist Daniel Kristjansson, and lead guitarist Rubin Pollock. They have released two studio albums, Kaleo (2013) and A/B (2016), as well as an EP, Glasshouse (2013). A/B has sold over 910,000 albums worldwide. One of the singles from A/B, “Way Down We Go”, has been certified platinum in the US [1] and reached #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart on 20 August 2016.[2] Kaleo received a Grammy nomination in 2017 for Best Rock Performance for the song “No Good.”[3] UFC Welterweight star Gunnar Nelson, who is also from Iceland, regularly makes his octagon walk with walkout music from Kaleo.


Background information:

Origin: Mosfellsbær, Iceland

Genres: Indie rock blues rock garage rock alternative rock indie folk psychedelic rock garage punk
Years active: 2012–present


JJ Julius Son
David Antonsson
Daniel Kristjansson
Rubin Pollock
Þorleifur Gaukur Davíðsson

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