We LEVEL UP the Icelandic band, Vök, and their new single, “SHOW ME”!
The Icelandic band, Vök is based in Reykjavic and have released their debut studio album Figure on April 28. The album is full of distorted pulses, near-whispered melodies, echoing guitars and dreamy hooks.
Influenced by everything from The Weekend and Little Dragon to existential sci-fi cinema, their ambitious debut spans a whole spectrum of sounds and emotions.
Vök also shares the official video for lead single “Show Me.” Directed by Hörður Freyr Brynjarsson, the video contrasts the country’s natural darkness with Hörður’s use of neon and fluorescent light, making every splash of color, from the headlights of a car to the vibrant yellow of a cocktail into a major visual event.
Vök was formed in January 2013 by singer Margrét Rán and saxophonist Andri Már, in order to enter an annual band competition, “Músíktilraunir,” in Iceland. The problem: They didn’t actually have any songs to perform. Within a matter of weeks, Vök composed several tracks and performed them for the very first time at the band contest. And you guessed it … Vök won the competition.
The duo became a trio at the start of the summer 2013 when they introduced guitarist Ólafur Alexander to the fold.
Subsequently they recorded and released the EP, ‘Tension’ via Icelandic indie label Record Records.
Described as dream-pop/indie-electro band their sound consists of dreamy electronics with melodic vocals, distant saxophones and clean reverberated guitars. Vök is easily placed in the realm of indie-electro, thus resulting in everyone from The Knife and The xx to Poliça and Phantogram, but their music is distinctly their own.
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