Dikta, an Icelandic verb meaning “to compose or make something up,” remains immersed in the same passionate and soulful atmosphere it was formed in, inspiring their melodic alternative rock sound. After their debut album in 2002, the four-piece band released their first album in English in 2005 called Hunting for Happiness, expanding their European audience. Dikta filled every venue and played every festival in Iceland and opened for The Kooks during their 2011 European tour before releasing their third album, Get it Together, through the German indie label Smarten-Up Records and Rough Trade Records. Prior to releasing the album in Germany, Get it Together reached platinum sales in their home country and received four awards at the Listener’s Choice Awards.
Late in 2011 Dikta’s song “Thank You” and the music video to Dikta’s “Goodbye” were pre-loaded on the new Blackberry Bold mobile phones, produced in around 8 million copies worldwide. “Thank You,” is an anthemic feel-good rock song the world can relate to as noted by being the most played song in Icelandic radio history.
Dikta just released a brand new captivating music video for their single “What Are You Waiting For?”, Dikta shows no signs of slowing down in 2012, with their album release, Trust Me on 24th of August, and winning the People’s Choice Award for “Most Popular Artist” at the Icelandic Music Awards for two years running.