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Samaris Named In Scandinavian Iconic Pop List

01 Jul 2013

Samaris have been featured in Line Of Best Fit’s new article ‘Iconic Pop: The Ten Singers and Bands Leading the Female-Fronted Nordic Music Revolution’, coming in at number six in this illustrious list. The article lists the top ten artists selected to represent the best mix of new talent currently coming out of Scandinavia - the artists Best Fit describe as, “the top ten women who will change the landscape for forward-thinking pop music in the next twelve months”.

Combining disparate elements of electronics (Þórður Kári Steinþórsson), clarinet (Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir) and Jófríður Ákadóttir’s haunting voice, Samaris mix glacial electronica and bold, percussive beats with haunting chant-like vocals - the lyrics culled from nineteenth century Icelandic poems. Viltu Vitrast for example retells an Icelandic folk tale about villages who ask for help from a supernal being, but worry it will choose not to manifest its power on Earth. The effect is simultaneously ancient and modern - an ethereal sound filled with dark spaces and alien atmosphere.

Formed in 2011 in Reykjavik, within months Samaris had won both the Icelandic Músíktilraunir (past winners include the likes of Of Monsters and Men) and Kraumur Award. The band performed at Iceland Airwaves in 2011 and 2012, attracting the attention of Line Of Best Fit, Drowned In Sound and NPR amongst many others.

‘Góða Tungl’, the bands debut single, is released 22nd July and includes this track as well as the original song and an additional remix by Stubborn Heart.

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