In February this year, Ásgeir Trausti travelled from his home in Iceland to Toe Rag Studios in London to record some acoustic versions of songs from his forthcoming debut English language album. Now you can download ‘The Toe Rag Sessions’ for free from Bandcamp. Click here to listen or download.
Ásgeir has also just announced that he is main support to Of Monsters and Men throughout their UK and European tour this summer and will also be playing festivals across Europe. He is currently touring the UK with John Grant. Click here for a full list of dates.
At only 20 years of age Ásgeir has made a huge impression on the Icelandic music scene - his debut album ‘Dyrd i Daudathogn’ became Iceland’s biggest selling debut album by a domestic artist on it’s release last September, going double platinum and winning him no less than 4 Icelandic Music Awards and a nomination for the Nordic Music Prize earlier this year.
American artist John Grant, currently resident in Iceland, became a huge fan and has collaborated with Ásgeir on an English language version of the album - More news on this soon.
Watch ‘On That Day’, the second video from ‘The Toe Rag Accoustic Sessions’ below.
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