Ásgeir was in London last month, recording at the legendary Toe Rag studios – where he shot this exclusive ‘Going Home’ video:
John Grant (‘Queen Of Denmark’) – currently resident of Iceland himself – became a huge fan and has collaborated with Ásgeir to create an English language version of the record, the UK release of which follows later in the year.
Back home in Iceland Ásgeir is something of a sensation right now, the release last September of his debut album ‘Dyrd i daudathogn’ (‘In the Silence’) broke all records to become Iceland’s fastest selling debut album by a home grown artist and the last few months have seen him pick up no less than four Iceland Music Awards (Best Pop/Rock Album, Best Newcomer, the Icelandicmusic.com Award and the Public Choice Award) - he was also nominated for the prestigious Nordic Music Prize on the eve of his debut album getting a wider release outside of Iceland.
UK dates as main support on John Grant’s forthcoming May tour:
May 07 Komedia Bath
May 08 O2 Academy Oxford
May 09 The Institute Birmingham
May 11 Metropolitan Uni Leeds
May 12 Queens Hall Edinburgh
May 14 The Ritz Manchester
May 15 Shepherds Bush Empire London
May 16 St George's Church Brighton
May 18 Junction Cambridge