TUNE Axel Flovent - Beach
Axel Flóvent has announced the release of his new single 'Beach', which impacts via Trellis Records on 25th September. The Icelandic romantic has also announced a string of live UK dates.
Based in the tiny Icelandic town of Akureyri, Axel Flóvent was originally discovered when the power and authenticity of his bedroom-produced demos swooned UK indie label Trellis Records, who swiftly reached out to Axel and made him an offer to join the Trellis family.
His debut release on Trellis, the 'Forest Fires' E.P., spawned two Hype Machine no.1s earlier this year, capturing the attention of The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, Earmilk, The Music Ninja and HillyDilly at the time. The E.P.'s title track has been streamed over 1,000,000 worldwide on Soundcloud as of last week.
Yet it is new single 'Beach' that Axel considers to be his strongest sonic and stylistic illustration to date.
According to the man himself, the song “talks to everyone who is experiencing such negative emotions that it is affecting those around them. It’s essentially speaking to those frustrated souls who need to emotionally restart their life”.
Likely to draw comparisons to Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Guillemots and fellow countryman Ásgeir, listening to Axel Flóvent is like experiencing a private performance, such is the power of Flóvent's music to connect with your inner-self and transport you to his stunning homeland. In spite of Iceland's remote location, Axel Flóvent listeners each possess a deep and ruminating connection to his music, a tribute to how the modern world can bring us all closer together and bond us in united emotion. Embracing itself around the listener, like a warm and loving cocoon against the often emotionless world around us, it’s as authentic and pure as music can be.
Both Beach, and the Forest Fires EP, are available from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/forest-fires-ep/id982206346
Live performances from Axel Flóvent - an important part of his art - are scheduled for:
17/09 – Louisiana, Bristol – https://www.gigantic.com/axel-flovent-louisiana-2015-09-17-19-00
20/09 – Sofar Sounds, Manchester: http://www.sofarsounds.com/cities/manchester/events/5916
24/09 – Ja Ja Ja club night @ The Lexington, London: https://billetto.co.uk/jajaja-sep-15