21 October 2014
|From Iceland, with ást: Newest Dream Pop Import Vök Sign with The MuseBox Records
Fueled by comparisons to The XX, trio build reputation as one of Icelands best new bands
WATCH HERE AS Vök PERFORM THEIR HIT “Við Vökum” LIVE
Let us introduce you to Vök, your new favourite Icelandic electronic band.
(Robert Helbig, www.nbhap.com)
(New York, NY) September 2, 2014
The MuseBox Records today announced the signing of Icelands Vök. While the young trio and their dreamy electronica pop have held the attention of their native Icelandic press since 2013, international fans are now starting to take notice. This fall Vök will release “Tension,” their debut EP on The MuseBox Records. A tour of the United States in support of the record will follow. More information on Vök is available on the bands official Facebook page.
According to music blog Nothing but Hope and Passion, the future looks bright for this young and upcoming band. Vök truly is both a young and new band, formed early in 2013. The electronic trio comes from the cozy fishing village of Hafnarfjörður, Iceland. The founding members of Vök, singer Margrét Rán and saxophonist Andri Enoksson, had been working together unofficially for some time prior to the formation of the band.
Shortly after forming, Vök won an annual band contest, Músíktilraunir, which is the Icelandic version of a battle of the bands. The third member, guitarist Ólafur Alexander, joined the band shortly thereafter. Vök has since been generating significant hype in the vibrant music scene of Icelands capital, Reykjavík. With a sound mainly comprised of soft electronics and melodic vocals, guitar also plays a prominent role in Vöks sound and places Vök a bit more in the realm of indie-electro, thus resulting in comparisons to Florence and the Machine, The XX, and The Knife.
Vök is the newest addition to The MuseBox Records roster, and will make their American debut in October, around the time of the annual CMJ festival in New York City. On Vöks signing to The MuseBox Records, founder Nadine Gelineau says As an artist development agency, our forte is helping artists launch their careers in North America. Vök have already managed to attract attention through their performance at past Iceland Airwaves and some blog love. The time is ripe to help this talented band find their core audience in North America, and we are beyond thrilled to be a part of their journey.