ICELAND – Hatari is a satirical techno and punk rock performance art group from Reykjavík, Iceland. The band consists of Klemens Hannigan, Matthias Haraldsson and Einar Stefánsson.
The group has released one EP and a number of singles. Hatari is known for their live shows, including their BDSM-inspired stage costumes. Hatari describe themselves as an “anti-capitalist BDSM techno performance art group” and claim the group’s primary aim is to bring about the downfall of capitalism.
Hatari was formed in 2015 by Hannigan and Haraldsson, later joined by Stefánsson. The group made their first appearance at the Iceland Airwaves festival in 2016 and later returned to the 2018 event. The group released their debut EP Neysluvara in October 2017. The EP spawned two music videos, “Ódýr” and “X”.
At Easter 2018, the group organised the “doomsday festival” Háskar. The event featured artists, DJs and bands from the Reykjavik underground scene. The festival was given a “shout-out” in the Grapevine Music Awards 2019.
In December 2018, the group released their third single “Spillingardans” and claimed to have broken up after failing their mission to end capitalism.
However, in January 2019, Hatari was confirmed as one of the 10 acts competing in Söngvakeppnin 2019, Iceland’s national competition to select its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Hatari will compete with the song “Hatrið mun sigra”.
ICELAND 2019 🇮🇸 SÖNGVAKEPPNIN FINAL
|PARTICIPANT(S)||SONG TITLE||JURY||PUBLIC||TOTAL||ROUND 1||SUPER FINAL||OIKOTIMES POLL|
|Hatari||"Hatrið mun sigra"||Qualified||1||Predicted to win|
|Friðrik Ómar||"Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?"||Qualified||2|
|Kristina Skoubo Bærendsen||"Mama Said"|
|Tara Mobee||"Fighting for Love"|
|Hera Björk||"Moving On"|