Album review: Vök – FIGURE

Vök

Today is the day! Vök’s first full album “Figure” is finally there. Vök’s history started with Margrét Rán (vocals/guitar/keyboard) and Andri Már (sax/synth) in early 2013 by competing at the “Battle of the Bands-esque” competition Músíktilraunir in Iceland, which they won (Previously winners were: Mammút, Of Monsters and Men, Samaris). Ólafur Alexander (guitar/bass) joined the duo in summer […]

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Get to know: Valdimar

valdimar

The most important, versatile, touching “instrument” in music you cannot pluck, bow or beat. Basically, you don’t need anything to play it and you can easily play it everywhere – typically in your car or under the shower by the way. But it needs a lot of talent and courage to raise your voice in a way […]

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FURA – Deep sounds from the East Fjords

FURA

Björt Sigfinnsdóttir is an admirable allrounder: she founded a festival taking place in her hometown Seyðisfjörður in eastern Iceland every year, she’s running an arts school – and she is FURA, together with her companions Halldur Jónsson and Janus Rasmussen. The trio started in 2013 to make music together and in last November, they released […]

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Himbrimi: Fund raise your debut

himbrimi

Recording, mixing and releasing an album is certainly not for free. And all the more if you’re only just at the very beginning of your career as a band, you might have to be especially inventive to get your expenses together. The Reykjavík based band Himbrimi, being Margrét Rúnarsdóttir, Birkir Rafn Gislason, Hálfdán Árnason, Skúli Arason […]

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