New Single ‘Torrent’ One Little Indian, 21st October 2013 Cat. No. 1215tp7dl
London Headline Show @The Miller, Wednesday 30th October
96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge SE1 3SS
Tickets on sale now: http://bit.ly/1f4gzzx
At just 21 years of age, Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir is a sensation in his domestic music scene with almost 10% of the Icelandic population now owning his debut album, Dyrd í dauðathogn – the biggest and fastest-selling debut by a home grown artist.
The English language version of the album is released via One Little Indian on 28th October as In The Silence with a powerful new singleTorrent released 21st October. LISTEN HERE
In the meantime, the video for debut single King and Cross has just premiered at nme.com - see if you can spot its star turn.
This May saw Ásgeir’s first exposure to UK audiences in support to John Grant - who was also responsible for the English translations of In The Silence and was followed by extensive European dates with fellow countrymen Of Monsters & Men, including a mesmerising appearance at London’s Somerset House.
Ásgeir plays a special album launch show at The Miller (Borough/ London Bridge) on Wednesday 30th October and his first UK headline tour follows in December.
With his deft combination of electronic & organic instrumentation, Ásgeir’s vibrant, airy songs - inset with his distinctive melancholic voice have widespread appeal.
At the start of 2013 the success of Dyrd í dauðathogn was recognised with no less than four Iceland Music Awards and a nomination for the prestigious Nordic Music Prize. Ásgeir appeared at Sonar Reykjavik and by:Larm festivals early in the year before making his US debut in March, including two SXSW shows.
Watch 'On That Day' and ‘Going Home’ from 'The Toe Rag Acoustic Sessions' at Ásgeir’s brand new site www.asgeirmusic.com, youtube.com/user/asgeirtrausti, https://soundcloud.com/asgeirmusic, @AsgeirMusic