Season four of the critically acclaimed Game of Thrones will see indie band Sigur Rós added to the mix.
According to Entertainment Weekly the Icelandic band members Jónsi, Georg Hólm, and Orri Páll Dýrason have been cast and are on the set of the show which is currently shooting in Croatia.
Although the band’s appearance and roles are currently undisclosed, there is no stopping fans from speculating that the roles will be musical in nature. Especially considering this won’t be the first time Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who also happen to be big fans of the band, have drafted bands into their adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire’s author G.R.R Martin’s gritty world of Westeros.
Songs like the ever-haunting ‘Rains of Castamere’, comprised of lyrics by Martin and music composed by Ramin Djawdi and performed by The National, and ‘The Bear and the Maiden Fair’ performed by The HoldSteadyare the most recent examples of the show’s interesting relationship with bands.
Also drafted into the GOT family was Gary Lightbody, the lead singer of Snow Patrol in a small role and Coldplay’s drummer Will Champion as, funnily enough, a drummer.
It’s pretty clear how Sigur Rós will feature on the show, all we’re missing is the, what and where in the show – which is scheduled to return in early 2014.
It might actually pay to have a reread over A Storm of Swords and A Feast for Crows to spot any other instances of music that could very well come to life with the help of our indie band.