Video: Björk in pre-Sugarcubes art-rock collective KUKL

KUKL was an Icelandic anarcho-punk group in the 1980s, most notable for being one of Björk’s first bands. The name translates to “witchcraft” in Medieval Icelandic and the sound was a mixture of gothic rock, punk, jazz and rhythmic music with references to Killing Joke and the cutting-edge after-punk of The Fall. Their statement? ”Through the ugliness of mankind we try to shine. Against stupidity of mankind we try to fight. As our wages we get the lunacy of others. Our nourishment. Atrocities of the world. Our nourishment, joy of the world.”

Ok, then.