CROSSTOWN CONCERTS PRESENTS: VÖK
Vök (named after the Icelandic word for ‘hole in the ice’) are an electronic dream-pop band based in Reykjavík. The band first gained recognition within months of forming when they won Iceland’s prestigious Músíktilraunir (‘Music Experiments’), a battle of the bands contest where past alumni winners include Mammút, Of Monsters And Men, and Samaris. Their triumph soon led to the recording and release of their debut EP ‘Tension’ through local Icelandic label Record Records — to a slew of positive and glowing reviews. Soon they began to further mark themselves out as rising innovators of smart, atmospheric jams on their second EP Circles.
Hailed by Noisey as ‘channelling the Beach soundtrack via 1980s synth pop and the modern sexiness of The Knife,’ the Circles EP won them even more positive praise and key taste-maker support. After playing shows and festivals in Europe, winning numerous new fans along the way with their brand of dreamy electronics with melodic vocals, the band soon caught the attention of Nettwerk Music Group (Angus & Julia Stone, Boxed In, The Veils), who instantly signed them for an international record deal. 2017 saw the release of their highly anticipated debut LP ‘Figure’ to critical acclaim. Produced by Jack Garrett collaborator Brett Cox, The Line of Best Fit hailed it a ‘brilliant debut album’. ‘Figure’ won Album of the Year in the Electronic Music category at this year’s Icelandic Music Awards.
‘Led by the supremely talented Margrét Rán… gentle melodic muscle’ – The Line of Best Fit
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN OUR INTIMATE SPACE – KOMEDIA STUDIO BAR
AGES 14+ (UNDER 16s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)