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Asgeir

Asgeir

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ONE NIGHT ONLY: Jul 24th 2017

Icelandic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and collaborator Asgeir comes to Melbourne for one night only armed with brand new material from his highly anticipated second album Afterglow.

Having secured his status as one of music’s most exciting new voices, Asgeir will be joined by special guest and one of Australia’s most promising exports, Gordi.  Signed to the prestigious US-based Jagjaguwar label (home to the likes of Bon Iver and Unknown Mortal Orchestra), the J Award and FBI SMAC Award nominated songwriter was recently invited to perform with Bon Iver.

Asgeir’s album Afterglow leaves behind the folk-tinged acoustics of his debut, the triple j feature album In The Silence. Diving head first into melancholic, melodic electronica in its purest form, first single Unbound is a stunning, yearning piece of music.  Second single, the ambitious electro-pop Stardust follows on from the tradition of his breakout 2013 track King and Cross which saw him instantly added to radio playlists across the country.  His version of Milky Chance's Stolen Dance for triple j’s ‘Like A Version’ has reached almost one million views.

From the Icelandic town of Laugarbakki, populated by just 40 people, Asgeir is every bit as introverted, humble and unassuming as he is gifted.  The Icelandic version of the album, Dyrd í dauðathogn, became the fastest selling debut from a home grown artist in Iceland, breaking all previous records and outselling Bjork and Sigur Ros.

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