TUNE Ásgeir - 'Afterglow'
NEW SINGLE 'AFTERGLOW'
IMPACTS 1ST DECEMBER 2017
“The eerie Underneath It, the gently throbbing I Know You Know and the glitch Unbound will appeal to fans of Bon Iver and James Blake” The Sunday Times
“Afterglow is an absolute treat for the ears, with chattering electronic melodies, glitchy stop-start sections, and warm synth swells.” Metro
“This latest release looks to pave the way for global domination.” NOWNESS
“Wonderful moments such as the chaotic creativity of “Here Comes The Wave In”, the bold ballad “New Day” and the elegiac “Hold” Uncut
“Asgeir became the toast of Iceland with his gorgeous debut album…he’s returning with an edgier, electronic element to his sound” Evening Standard
“Gorgeous trip-hop piece where he parallels the vocal stylings of Justin Vernon and the darkness of James Blake” The Observer
“An exciting example of what’s to come, the Icelandic superstar is set to go global.” Wonderland
Fresh from a UK teasure hunt for a one - off pressing vinyl single, recorderd during his recent 24hr studio marathon - http://clashmusic.com/news/%C3%A1sgeir-to-host-vinyl-treasure-hunt-in-london , Icelandic singer songwriter star Ásgeir announces his latest album title track 'Afterglow' as his new single around upcoming UK shows.
Released on May 5th 2017 via One Little Indian, Ásgeir's second album Afterglow has all the confident hallmarks of an artist who’s now at home with his status as one of music’s most exciting new voices. The album ambitiously balances icy electronic shades with soul, R&B and even gospel influences from different eras and places.
Winner of the 2012 Album of the Year at the Icelandic Music Awards, the singer’s debut ‘In The Silence’ sold so many copies that it is estimated one-tenth of the population now owns that release. The ubiquity of the album (entitled Dýrð í dauðaþögn in Iceland) also caught the attention of musician John Grant, who immediately recognised Ásgeir's musical talent and ended up translating the lyrics into English for the international version of the album.
The introverted and humble artist couldn’t have predicted the immensity of his success – coming from the Icelandic town of Laugarbakki, populated by just 40 people. The same year, Ásgeir sold out two shows at Sydney Opera House, one at Shepard’s Bush Empire and played a mesmerising show at London’s Union Chapel, which sold out months in advance. The album became the fastest selling debut from a home grown artist in Iceland, breaking all previous records and outselling Björk and Sigur Ros by a long way. At just 20 years of age, Ásgeir had become an overnight sensation. The ambitious artist has since played sold out shows all over Europe including a sold-out London date at Koko. He returns to London in October to headline at The Roundhouse.
UK Live show -
16th Oct The Roundhouse London
17th Oct Arts Club, Liverpool