Music Monday: Pétur Ben

exposing unsigned or lesser known bands to the masses…or to the three people that actually read this. today’s artist:

pétur ben

local artist  to: reykjavík iceland

riyl: folk rock, singer-songwriter, nick cave, jeff buckley, little bits of thom yorke

etc: pleasant discovery from the reykjavik calling kexp showcase

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pétur Þór benediktsson is a singer and guitar player from iceland who regularly performs his own material. he was one of the highlights at the last iceland airwaves festival, and he will be playing various festivals in other countries this year. recently, he completed the arrangement of nick cave’s score for the production of woyzeck, which debuted at the barbican center in london this month. he has also arranged music for and performed with mugison, slowblow and other icelandic artists. he is working diligently on his first solo album which is due for release this coming january. last.fm

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Music Monday: Sóley

exposing unsigned or lesser known bands to the masses…or to the three people that actually read this. today’s artist:

sóley

local band to: hafnarfjörður iceland

riyl: seabear, amiina, kira kira

etc: i am coocoo for the band seabear, and sóley is a gorgeous offspring of the icelandic band.

sóley from iceland is a member of the indie-collective seabear. she also studied composition and is a passionate piano player and singer. in 2010 she released her solo-debut theater island – a pop record, that sounds like a dream: sweet and weird at the same time.

*photo & blurb courtesy of the morr music. listen and buy her beautiful music here.*