Life On The Road

MUSIC INTERVIEW: Life On The Road With…Une Misère

Following the release of their debut album SERMON last November, Iceland’s Une Misère head to the UK this week for two live dates supporting Darkest Hour. We caught up with frontman Jón Már ahead of the shows to hear his top tips and stories from the road.

Favourite thing about touring:

The travelling, no doubt. New places, new people, good friends, good food.

Least favourite thing about touring:

The travelling. No doubt. Long distances, annoying people, bad food.

Five essentials for the road:

Noise cancelling headphones, sleeping masks, energy drinks, SNACKS, Benni Bent.

Your favourite way to pass the time:

Listening to music or a good podcast.

“The Most” 

Memorable moment:

Seeing Dragonforce at Summer Breeze. It was everything I couldn’t expect and more.

Hilarious moment:

When Gunnar tried to get a grasshopper out of our hotel room somewhere in Germany. It was a lot more of screaming and a lot less of actually getting it out of there.

Embarrassing moment:

Our power outage in Basel, but it was because of the rain so it was alright. People understood.

Outrageous moment:

Well, we haven’t had any of those that I can remember right now. We’re good boys.

Drunken moment:

I’m very much sober so I haven’t had any drunken moments but there was one with Benni when we were driving to our accommodation from Brutal Assault Festival. He was wasted in the back and was always asking us to turn up the music. Man that was annoying but hilarious.

Rewarding moment:

When Marco from Avocado Bookings saw us at Summer Breeze Festival. I could kinda see that he was diggin it.

Une Misère‘s debut album SERMON is out now via Nuclear Blast, available to purchase HERE.

See Une Misère supporting Darkest Hour alongside Fallujah, Bloodlet and Lowest Creature at one of the following dates:


Mon 20th – MANCHESTER – Rebellion
Tue 21st – LONDON – Underworld

A 30-something year old journalist and freelance PR often found at a gig, a festival or holding a dictophone to a band and asking them all kinds of questions. I'm a sucker for whiskey and vinyl.