Nóra has been active in Iceland’s music scene since 2008, and released their debut album, ‘Er einhver að hlusta?’ in 2010. It was extremely well received by the public and critics alike and the band’s fan base expanded out of the island. Following the release, Nóra was busy playing various types of venues and festivals in Reykjavík as well as in the countryside, and their “charming and tight performances” gained growing prestige. In late 2012, after 2 years of hard work they released their second album, ‘Himinbrim.’ It has a thicker and more mature sound to it which can both be attributed to a new drummer but also a richer experience and a desire to progress and experiment. The album got excellent reviews and was featured on various 2012 end-of-year lists.
Nóra has a unique sound and their live performances are tight and powerful. Their music is characterized by the interplaying vocals of brother and sister Egill and Auður, a dense soundscape made from various synths, samples and busy drums topped with charming, if at times epic, guitar and keyboard melodies.
October 31, 2013
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