Artist Biography Available in: "Bang Gang" is a melodic pop band from Iceland founded by songwriter/producer Barði Jóhannsson . The band was formed in 1996, in Barði’s hometown of Reykjavík. Bang Gang were initially a surf band but Barði quickly steered the project in a more melodic pop direction. While Barði has worked with a number of vocalists and musicians, he remains the only constant member. The band is recognized for its blend of songwriting, electronica and glacial atmospheres.