At just 21 years of age, Ásgeir made something of a sensation in his native Iceland with the release of ‘Dýrð í dauðaþögn’ last September. His beautiful, melancholic songs and their unusual poetry, written mostly by Ásgeir’s 72-year-old father, have captured Icelandic popular imagination. The album became the country’s largest selling debut by a home grown artist. Almost 10% of the Icelandic population now owns a copy.
With lyrics newly translated by John Grant, Ásgeir is preparing for the world-wide release of ‘In The Silence’ – the English-language version of his debut album, ‘Dýrð í dauðaþögn’ – on October 28, 2013. Earlier this year, the success of ‘Dýrð í dauðaþögn’ was recognized with four Iceland Music Awards and a nomination for the prestigious Nordic Music Prize.
Lengthy spates on the road with John Grant and fellow countrymen Of Monsters & Men have followed – look out for more shows in Europe from October 2013.
November 2, 2013
22:00 Harpa Silfurberg