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Hórmónar

Hórmónar is a feminist punk band that consists of Brynhildur, Katrín and Urður along with drummer Örn Gauti Jóhannsson and sax-player Hjalti Torfason. Their main focus is giving women a voice as well as addressing their own problematic behaviour

"A solemn guitar plucking is accentuated by the occasional strum of the bass, a soft saxaphone, and gentle tapping of the drums. The story the guitar tells for a solid minute is that of nurturing yet sadness, weeping and tenderness. A lullaby is sung in a whispering voice about putting a child to sleep with Bob Dylan songs before imploring the infant to please “go to sleep, my love”. The intensity builds, the guitar starts wailing, the bass booms in, the drums join in full force, and the pleading turns into desperate and shrieking begging."

- Gabriel Benjamin, Line of Best Fit, 2018

"Röddin sem heyrist í lögum „Nananana Búbú“ er kvenmannsrödd. Ekki vegna þess að Brynhildur, söngkona Hórmóna, er kona heldur vegna þess hvaða sýn textarnir gefa í skyn. Hórmónar leggja áherslu á að þeir séu feminísk hljómsveit. Þeir gefa konunni rödd sem hún hefði kannski ekki annars. Pönkið veitir kvenröddinni vettvang til að vera reið, viðkvæm, stolt, glettin og snjöll."

- Ragnheiður Birgisdóttir, Starafugl, 2018

2019

Icelandic Music Awards, nominations:

> Album of the Year, Rock

> Song of the year, Kynsvelt

> Performer of the year, Hórmónar

> Singer of the year, Brynhildur Karlsdóttir

2018

People's Choice Award, Grapevine Magazine, 1st place

2016

> IME: Icelandic Music Experiments, 1st place

> IME Singer of the year, Brynhildur Karlsdóttir

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Nanananabúbú

2018

Hórmónars first and only full length album Nanananabúbú was released in 2018. It is available for streaming on Spotify and Bandcamp.

Vocals and lyrics: Brynhildur Karlsdóttir
Guitar and noise: Katrín Guðbjartsdóttir
Saxophone, electric saxophone and noise: Hjalti Torfason
Bass and backing vocals: Urður Bergsdóttir
Drums: Örn Gauti Jóhannsson

Music: Hórmónar
Mix: Guðni Gunnarsson og Hórmónar
Master: Curver Thoroddsen
Production: Hórmónar, Guðni Gunnarsson and Curver Thoroddsen
Album Cover: Helga Dögg Ólafsdóttir
Recording: Stúdíó Sýrland, Reykjavík.

Music video for Glussi by Hórmónar

2018

> Music by Hórmónar From the LP "Nanananabúbú" > Directed by Alma Mjöll Ólafsdóttir

> Shot by Alma Mjöll Ólafsdóttir

> Edited by Alma Mjöll Ólafsdóttir and Ninna Pálmadóttir

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