The Icelandic music collective Trúbatrix is coming to the UK to play three gigs to promote Icelandic female artists and the concept of Trúbatrix to the Brits. The first concert takes place in Troy Bar in Hoxton, London, tonight at 8 pm.
Elíza Newman, one of the members of Trúbatrix.
On Friday, the Trúbatrix collective will participate in the Great Escape Festival at the Northern Lights Bar in Brighton from 2 pm to 5 pm and on Saturday a Trúbatrix concert begins at 5 pm in the Lomography Gallery Store in London.
The purpose of Trúbatrix is to organize concerts, release records and promote original Icelandic female artists to the world.
In 2009 the collective released an album, entitled Taka 1, toured Iceland and organized showcases at the Iceland Airwaves and Réttir festivals.
This year promises to be just as exciting for the girls. A new album will be released this summer and tours in Iceland and abroad are scheduled.
The following artists will perform in the UK concerts:
Elíza Newman – www.myspace.com/elizanewman
Myrra Rós – www.myspace.com/myrraros
Halla Nordfjord – www.myspace.com/hallaboa
Elín Ey – www.myspace.com/elineyj
In other music-related news, Newman’s song “Eyjafjallajökull”—which garnered international attention after its debut performance on Al Jazeera—was released worldwide this week. Click here to listen to the song.
Tickets for tonight’s Trúbatrix concert are available here (there will be free Icelandic brennivín schnapps and sweets).