LATEST NEWS STORY

Samaris - One Little Indian signs Icelandic wunderkind

24 Apr 2013

An unusual combination of a clarinet (Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir), electronics (Þórður Kári Steinþórsson) and Jófríður Ákadóttir’s distinctive vocal, Samaris are ‘Unlike much else you’ll hear coming out of Iceland right now.’ (The Line Of Best Fit)

‘Samaris specialise in gorgeous, haunting nocturnes’
(Drowned In Sound)

Still in their teens, Samaris combine downtempo electronica and bold, percussive beats with haunting chant-like vocals - the lyrics culled from nineteenth century Icelandic poems. The result is simultaneously ancient and modern – an ethereal sound filled with dark spaces and alien atmosphere.

As an introduction, One Little Indian will release ‘Samaris’ – a deluxe double vinyl (and cd/ dl) combining their ‘Hljóma Þú’ and ‘Stofnar falla’ EPs – in July, ahead of a brand new album in the autumn.

Formed in January 2011, within months they had won both the Icelandic Músíktilraunir (past winners include the likes of Of Monsters and Men) and Kraumur Award.

Samaris play SONAR, Saturday, June 15th.

Watch the video for ‘Goda Tungl’ below.

 


Follow Samaris online:
Facebook
Soundcloud
YouTube
Tumblr

MORE NEWS

KATHRYN WILLIAMS TEAMS UP WITH NOVELIST LAURA BARNETT ON NEW ALBUM

30 Nov 2016

Mercury-nominated singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams has announced that she

FUFANU REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR ‘BAD ROCKETS’

28 Nov 2016

Widely acclaimed experimental-post-punk outfit Fufanu have shared the brand new

Kathryn Williams & Anthony Kerr release collaborative album ‘Resonator’

11 Nov 2016

Kathryn Williams & Anthony Kerr release their collaborative album of Jazz

s a r a s a r a Releases Debut Album   ‘a m o r f a t i’

11 Nov 2016

French electronic singer-songwriter s a r a s a r a releases her debut album ‘a

Roger Goula’s ‘Overview Effect’ is Out Today

04 Nov 2016

London composer and multi-instrumentalist, Roger Goula, releases his debut

FUFANU ANNOUNCE FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘SPORTS’ AND UK TOUR

27 Oct 2016

Widely acclaimed Icelandic experimental-post-punk outfit Fufanu have shared the

Shop Info

Terms & Conditions

We accept all major credit cards