After the success of his acclaimed second full-length album …and they have escaped the weight of darkness and his performances at the Shanghai World EXPO in China and in Seoul, Korea, Icelandic indie pop-rock artist Ólafur Arnalds has hit the road.
From an Ólafur Arnalds concert. Courtesy of IMX.
His tour begins in Germany and Switzerland where he will also be playing with Nils Frahm (for further information, click here).
In other news, Arnalds has scored the Icelandic teen drama Jitters, which premiered on October 14.
Just Another Snake Cult will embark on a US Pacific Northwest mini-tour at the end of October. All shows are with Mega Bog (from Olympia, WA), as stated on icelandmusic.is.
The band is the pet project of multi-instrumentalist and home-recordist Thórir Bogason. Contributors include Rachel Fannan (Sleepy Sun) and the live band consists of Aá Einarsdóttir, Pétur Eggertsson (Skelkur í Bringu) and others.
Ahead of the release of his new album, acclaimed folk artist Lindy joined forces with one of Iceland’s brightest young talents, Snorri Helgason, for a tour of Eastern Canada (click here for concerts dates and more information).
Helgason, who has played in the region before with the upbeat Icelandic pop band Sprengjuhöllin, has now launched his solo career with an arsenal of folk songs. Watch him perform his single for “Don’t Let Her” here.
Meanwhile, troubadour Svavar Knútur is touring Europe. The tour began in the UK with concerts in Bristol and Nottingham and on Sunday he also played at a chess tournament in Blackburn, Morgunbladid reports.
Svavar Knútur is now headed for Germany and concerts are also scheduled in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Denmark. Click here to visit the musician’s MySpace site.