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King and Cross

Artist: Ásgeir
Label: One Little Indian
Impact date: August 12
ROTD featured date: Thursday 18 July 2013

We say

Already a sensation in Iceland, where a staggering one in ten people own his debut album Dyrd í dauðathogn, 21 year-old Ásgeir is the country’s fastest-selling domestic artist. Luckily for us, the album will now be released worldwide as In The Silence on October 28, with lyrics translated by The Czars' John Grant. Strains of Bon Iver and Thomas Dybdahl are in evidence on airy debut King and Cross, a deft combination of pastoral beats, electronic and organic instrumentation that received a first Radio 1 play from Zane Lowe earlier this month, with further spins from Phil Taggart & Alice Levine and Xfm's Jo Good. Ásgeir has just completed a European tour with Of Monsters & Men, including a stunning performance at Somerset House on Tuesday, with European festival appearances to come over the summer and more UK dates planned for September & October. Ásgeir's is gentle, immersive yet uplifting music that deserves acclaim far beyond the shores of Iceland.


Label: Michelle Polley, One Little Indian
Publishing: Available
Radio / TVKevin O’Donnell, One Little Indian
Online: Federica Furlotti, One Little Indian
Press: Tones Sansom, One Little Indian
Live: Adele Slater, WME
Management: María Rut Reynisdóttir

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We are always looking for future hits and stars - signed and unsigned. To submit music for consideration please send an email with some info and a link to one track to Ian Greaves and Kevin Marston.

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