Iceland's fine line in pop is here in Nylon

The boys of McFly will headline at the Metro Radio Arena tomorrow night - but look out for the bright girls of Nylon.

The boys of McFly will headline at the Metro Radio Arena tomorrow night - but look out for the bright girls of Nylon.

Alma, Camilla, Emilia and Klara, from Iceland, are bent on following Bjork and Sigur Rós to overseas acclaim.

Already a hit at home, they are pinning their hopes on a new double A side single, featuring new song Closer and a Eurythmics cover, Sweet Dreams, a forthcoming album and this tour with McFly.

Already they have supported Girls Aloud and Westlife but are being guided towards greater things by Martin O'Shea, who also managed Atomic Kitten.

Klara Eliasdottir, 20, says: "We have been together for two-and-a-half years now and we would like to be the first girl band to come out of Iceland. I think we're nothing like Bjork but we are also everything like Bjork.

"We represent the same country but we do a very different kind of pop music - but we all love her and her music."

Klara, a singer since she was 12, says they want to be good role models. "We don't want to wear short skirts and low necks. We understand younger girls look up to us and how we dress.

"We want to get our names in the papers because of our music rather than how we dress."

And the name Nylon? "It's ironic," says Klara. "Nylon is synthetic but we are real."

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