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Lada Sport

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"Clash Magazine at Iceland Airwaves 2007"

...Lada Sport up next, saw the crowds begin to toy with swelling, as this pop inflected group of natives ruffled feathers with their significant live show. Dependable if a little predictable but had flourishes of musicianship which promises well for the future. - Clash Magazine


Time and Time Again / LP released by Geimsteinn records in july 2007.



Lada Sport is a pop sounding indie rock with hooks that won’t leave your head for days. A renowned live experience.

The story behind the 4-piece Icelandic band Lada Sport is as normal as is gets. To some extent a typical garage band, where the guitarist/singer Stefnir Gunnarsson and drummer Haraldur Leví Gunnarsson, were neighbours and started playing together by covering some Weezer songs in a local garage. They didn't seem to have a lot in common with the guys that came in and out of the garage and not having the guts to tell them that they didn't want their company, they either faked their own deafness or saying that they wanted only to play at funerals. But things started to look better in 2003 when the talented bassist Friðrik Sigurbjörn Friðriksson, from another garage band named after a drug, came along [despite also having nothing in common with the boys]. Heimir Gestur, a mutual friend [and now a member of Jakobinarina], also got sucked in as second guitarist later that year.

In 2004, after becoming second runner up after Mammut, and Haraldur Levi getting picked the most talented drummer in the local battle of the bands competition, Musiktilraunir, the band quickly got a reputation through the internet. In september 2004 they released a rare homemade EP in only 200 copies, it sold out.

But after Heimir left the band the following spring the band was at the verge of a break up and spent the summer going through member changes. The ball started rolling again in fall 2005 when Jon Thor Olafsson, from such garage bands as Dead Raggi in Botnledja and Isidor, came along as a second guitarist. Although being full of enthusiasm and immediately tuning their volume up, they quickly got tired of the fast paced dance rock that didn't quite seem to suit them. After long talks about music and heartbreaks their friendship grew and the sound changed. Stefnir and Jon decided to move in together and split the role of the lead vocalist between them.

Lada Sport’s first studio album was released in Iceland in July 2007 by the legendary Icelandic label Geimsteinn. The is called ‘Time and Time Again’ and has already gotten great attention and reviews in Iceland. One of the singles from the album, ‘The World Is a Place For Kids Going Far’ has reached top 5 on the only two rock radio stations in Iceland and was number 1 on Reykjavík Fm’s chart for three weeks. Also it was featured as album of the week on the Icelandic national radio station.