Welcome to our home, Pink Street - a dead end road in the middle of an industrial area called Smiðjuhverfi. This neighborhood is home to motor industry, warehouses, Asian restaurants, huge flats, local bands and illegal housing.
Our guitarist’s old flat in Engihjalli. Lovely building with lots of character…
Local supermarket with an ironic name is open 24/7, crucial for late night smoke and snack runs. You don't want to meet the regulars.
This is where we met our drummer for the first time while he was working. Good buffet.
You can find anything that's ever had an engine around our house. It’s a Class ‘A’ Junkyard.
The glorious Red Knight advertising the shitty Viking beer. Not the best place for hook ups.
Behind this door is either a dungeon or something else, I don't know. It's cool though.
With a view over one of Reykjavik's most expensive suburbs, this is the best make-out point in our area. But if you can't get lucky, then it’s a nice place to hotbox.
Viking Kebab is THE best place to eat around here. 1000 ISK for a double John Holmes size kebab.
One of the fine establishments located next to our building. This is Goldfinger, the best known strip club in Iceland. It's in a dark and sleazy alley. Unfortunately the ginormous bouncers were never gonna let us get much closer with our camera.
Of course there is a huge amount of graffiti in our area and we decided to photograph our favorite one. These "Ugly Boys" have been bombing the shit out of our city for the past couple of years.
This isn't the first time we've seen a sign being torn down from that location. At least one of us thought that those slices were good. RIP, Pizza 67.
Words and photos by Jonbjorn Birgisson and Pink Street Boys.
Pink Street Boys play a free Ja Ja Ja show at Old Blue Last on 25 November with Get Your Gun and Honningbarna. The following night AV AV AV, Colleagues and Katéa play the Ja Ja Ja club at The Lexington. Tickets cost just £5 in advance for Ja Ja Ja members, who will also be offered some special festive treats at the show. Sign up as a member (for free) now to access this exclusive discount.