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Samaris perform ‘Góða Tungl’ in London as part of The 405 Presents

15 Aug 2013

The 405 is hosting a live video of Samaris performing ‘Góða Tungl’ as part of their ‘The 405 Presents’ series. You can watch the video here.

Samaris’ self-titled debut album is out now and can be purchased from iTunes or our online store.

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.

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Samaris: ‘Brennur Stjarna’ Video Premiere on Clash + Single Release

29 Jul 2014

Samaris kicked off the release of their new single ‘Brennur Stjarna’ with an

Ásgeir: ‘Was There Nothing?’ Single Release + Video Premiere on LOBF

28 Jul 2014

Ásgeir released his new single ‘Was There Nothing?’ today, including an

God Damn to Support Pulled Apart by Horses

22 Jul 2014

God Damn have announced they will be supporting Pulled Apart by Horses on a run

Ásgeir: Worldwide release of ‘King and Cross’ Music Video

21 Jul 2014

After first premiering on NPR, Ásgeir’s new ‘King and Cross’ video is live

Ásgeir and Bjork chosen for Nordic Playlist No. 28

16 Jul 2014

Bjork‘s ‘It’s Oh So Quiet’ and Ásgeir’s ‘Leyndarmál’ have been chosen as 2

Kathryn Williams: ‘Underground’ video premiering on Folk Radio UK.

16 Jul 2014

Kathryn Williams ‘Underground’ music video is premiering at Folk Radio UK and

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