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New album Ölduslóð (way of waves) just out. New Single: Girl from Vancouver coming out. Going on tour in Germany/Switzerland/Austria in april/may. More stuff coming up :D Also, follow me on Spotify:

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New vinyl out! European spring tour 2014 and more 

Hey you guys!
Just wanted you to know that my song "Girl from Vancouver is now out on 7" vinyl on Beste Unterhaltung, my German label.
The rest of my catalogue will be coming out as well on Vinyl.

But now to let you know about my:

EUROPEAN TOUR SPRING 2014!!!

Sooo! My dear European friends! Here's the program for my European spring tour and I really hope to see you guys there!
Please share it if you want to be really nice! Why so many places you might ask? Because I'm that flarking dedicated!

23.04.2014    Nürnberg - Tafelhalle
https://www.facebook.com/events/1428643204043448/
24.04.2014    Chemnitz - Weltecho
https://www.facebook.com/events/1414234492165131/
25.04.2014     Leipzig - Leipziger Hafenbar - https://www.facebook.com/events/255693761276845/
26.04.2014    Dresden - Blue note
https://www.facebook.com/events/1382749975298979/
27.04.2014    Wetzlar - Phonobar https://www.facebook.com/events/665481263511622/
28.04.2014    Frankfurt am Main (privat concert)
https://www.facebook.com/events/273869206112054/
29.04.2014    Gunzenhausen - Cayman bar
https://www.facebook.com/events/595772810505343/
30.04.2014    Tübingen - Zimmertheater
https://www.facebook.com/events/1393234320947929/
01.05.2014    AT-Innsbruck    Die Bäckerei
https://www.facebook.com/events/801302606551367/
02.05.2014    CH-Zürich    Kultur für dich
https://www.facebook.com/events/269730266536101/
03.05.2014    Berlin - Zimmer 16
https://www.facebook.com/events/397919033678566/
04.05.2014    Amsterdam - CC Muziekcafé
05.05.2014 OPEN DATE
06.05.2014     Münster - Schnabulenz - https://www.facebook.com/events/433489450118606/
07.05.2014    Köln    Kirche St. Michael
https://www.facebook.com/events/1400170426916737/
08.05.2014    Utrecht - De Loods    
09.05.2014 Venner Folkfrühling
http://www.folkfruehling.de/
12.05.2014    recklinghausen    premiere of Island one way (play)
http://www.ruhrfestspiele.de/veranstaltungen/veranstaltung_detail.php?ver_id=444&ort=78
13.05.2014    Recklinghausen    Island one way show
14.05.2014    Recklinghausen    Island one way show
15.05.2014    Hamburg    astrastube
https://www.facebook.com/events/749715105048488/
16.05.2014    Wuppertal    Bürgerbahnhof 
https://www.facebook.com/events/204689843073491/?ref=br_tf
17.05.2014    Austria - Wien - Melodica Festival
https://www.facebook.com/melodicavienna
18.05.2014    Berlin - OPEN DATE!
19.05.2014    München - Trachtenvogl
https://www.facebook.com/events/657083864330764/
20.05.2014    Landsberg - O café
21.05.2014    Stuttgart -  Cafe Galao
https://www.facebook.com/events/278459975650003/
22.05.2014    Kaufbeuren - Fotostudio Dorn
23.05.2014    Private concert.
24.05.2014    Ludwigsburg - Brückenhaus Ludwigsburg
https://www.facebook.com/events/288652427954613/

Also, here's a graphic representation of my tour plan.


































I want to give away two tickets to my theater show to some lucky European fans. I'm still trying to find a way to be fair about it :D
I'm also planning some gigs in N-America, later this year...
Best wishes and see you guys soon!
Svavar Knútur
 

Theater work, European tour and new single out! 

Hey you guys!
Just wanted to keep you updated a little bit :D
So much been going on recently. Mostly hanging out with my family for a change, watching little Emma grow.
Life's been wonderful. I made a little Christmas album with some friends. That was fun.

So, I'm coming over to the Mainland for some work on a new theater piece, where I'll be working on the music and also starring in a role.
I'll spend the next month working on that and then, It's off for a tour of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Sounds fun!
Then, in May, we'll premiere the play and I'll go back on tour after that, ending up back home in Iceland at the end of May :D
I'll post the full tour up here soon.
But in the meantime, enjoy my new single, Girl from Vancouver. Out soon on a 7" Vinyl on Beste Unterhaltung!
Love!
Svavar Knútur


 

Second leg of European tour coming up 

Hey hey you guys! Time for the second leg of my European tour  
Starting tomorrow (today, thursday the 24th) in Hamburg at the Hashenschaukel! YAY!

So, here's the full schedule. Can't wait to see you there! 

24.10.13 Hamburg, Hasenschaukel
25.10.13 Kiel, Prinz Willy
26.10.13 Nürnberg, Nürnberg Pop Festival
27.10.13 Freiburg - Litfass
28.10.13 München, Trachtenvogl
Tue 29.10.13 - Saarbrücken - Baker Street
Wed 30.10.13 - Landsberg - Ocafe
Thu 31.10.13 - Wien - Clash café
Fri 01.11.13 - Luxembourg
Sat 02.11.13 - Melodica Paris at le Bellevilloise

Love and joy,
Svavar Knutur

Two European tours coming up! Plus a festival in Caen, France. 

So, it's all going on these days. 
Ölduslóð is coming out on Vinyl in the U.S. and trickling back to Europe from our American label, Red Eye Transit.
But first, I'm coming back to Europe for two tours, one long and one short.

First tour:



Second tour:
24.10.13  - DE - Hamburg, Hasenschaukel
25.10.13 - DE - Kiel, Prinz Willy 
26.10.13 - DE - Nürnberg, Nürnberg Pop Festival
27.10.13 - DE - Freiburg - Litfass
28.10.13 - DE - München, Trachtenvogel
Tue 29.10.13 - DE - Saarbrücken - Baker Street
Wed 30.10.13 - DE- Landsberg
Thu 31.10.13 - AT - Vienna - Concert for Icelandic Students and scandinavian studies.
Fri 01.11.13 - LUX - Luxembourg -  Updown bar
Sat 02.11.13 - FR - Melodica Paris
Sun 03.11.13 - FR - Melodica Paris


I can't wait to see you guys again!

I'm loving this life!
Your friend,
Svavar Knútur
p.s. Ah, here is a version of While the world burns on the Ukulele with Markéta Irglová :D
It's great to be alive!


U.S. Tour going great plus sweet video 

 Hey guys :D
Just wanted to let you know, life's good. Had an awesome concert alongside Lay Low and Sóley at Infinity Hall, Norfolk CT. Full house and good spirits! :D
Some days are just better than others, and Gerri Griswold and her posse made this day amazing! Also, Tommie Gonzales from Red Eye Transit did not make it worse at all with his lovely company.

So, tuesday I'm playing at Pianos in the lower east side of Manhattan and some more gigs coming up, including Boston on friday and Saturday.

But in the meantime, here's a very nice video we made in the Faroe Islands in January, when we played my acoustic arrangement of the song Tokan / Þokan (the fog) that I co-wrote with faroese artist Marius Ziska.


Hope to see you all soon and if you like it, please share it :D Love! Svavar Knútur

Playing NXNE, loving Toronto to pieces! 

 Have I told you guys how much I love Toronto?
It's just the sweetest city and people there are so lovely. Everyone always just so polite and positive.
I'm playing at NXNE this weekend and just had a gig last night at the Red Rocket Coffee in Danforth. Those guys are amazing, just total darlings. Here: Check them out at redrocketcoffee.com.

But, on with the show, here's the rest of my schedule for Toronto, and I'm really sorry to put this up here so late. As I told you, I need a manager to keep my todolists checked...

Friday June 14 11 pm Tranzac Club
Sat. June 15 4 pm Trinity Bellwoods Park, Queen St. W. part of the 
Sat. June 15 9 pm Free Times Cafe, 320 College, E. of Agusta
Sun. June 16 2.00-5 pm National Day Picnic, Dufferin Grove Park, Dufferin South of Bloor, opposite Dufferin Mall RAIN OR SHINE


I'm so excited and it's always so much fun coming to Toronto. Hoping to meet up with all my dear Torontian friends!
Best wishes,
Svavar Knútur

Germany tour starting tomorrow! 

 Hey my darling friends! Here's the program for my upcoming tour of Germany!

Thu, 11. april Bochum - Luther´s
Fri, 12. april Solingen - Pfarrheim St. Katharina
Sat, 13. april Stuttgart - Café Galao
Mon, 15. april Tübingen - Vivat Lingua
Tue, 16. april München -Trachtenvogl
Wed, 17. april Kaufering - Town Library
Thu, 18. april AUS Dornbirn - Kulturcafé Schlachthaus
Fri, 19. april LUX Luxemburg - Decibel
Sat, 20. apri Hannover - Faust; Support for Eläkäläiset
Sun, 21. april Köln - Café Brussels (14.30)
Sun, 21. april Köln - Underground Support for Eläkäläiset
Mon, 22. april Düsseldorf - Brause
Tue, 23. april Saarbrücken - Manufaktur der Schönen Dinge
Wed, 24. april Braunschweig - Kaufbar
Thu, 25. april Berlin, Zimmer 16 -Weltmusiktage
Fri, 26. april Landau, Südstern - Hin und Her Festival
Sat, 27. april Nürnberg - Musikmesse
Sun, 28. april Hanau - Living room concert
Mon, 29. april Dresden - Jazzklub Tonne, Support for Borko
Tue, 30. april Hamburg - Freundlich und Kompetent

And here's a darling little web tour poster that you can post up on your pages if you like! :D



Hope to see you guys there :D

New song with Faroese artist Marius Ziska - Tokan / Þokan 

 Hey hey you guys,
Wrote a song this summer with a friend of mine from the Faroe Islands. 
His name is Marius Ziska and I love him like a brother :D
Please enjoy this song, mixed by Addi 800 and produced by Mikael Blak.

It's called Tokan / Þokan (The mist)

Here are the lyrics:

Myrk er þokan og mjó þau sund
sem marka leið í var.
Hljóður sit og hlusta um stund,
svo heyri fjallsins svar.

Lágan syng leiðartón, 
landi fjarri enn.
Felur sig í fjarskanum, 
finn ég áttir senn.

Fjallið tað er kvirt, men kennir teg
havið, sum berjir støðugt inn á seg
tokan hylur klettarnar
sum altíð fara at síggja veruleikan.

Læðist þokan lygn og mjúk,
Ljóð sem felur ótal leyndarmál.
Í sanginum finna vit sannleikan
sálin finnur í lögunum ljós.

Here's a translation:
Dark is the mist and narrow the straits
that mark the way to the haven.
Silently I sit and listen for a while
to hear the answer of the mountain.

A low song of guidance I sing,
far away from land still.
Hides in the distance,
I will find my way soon.

The mountain stands still but it hears you,
the ocean constantly beats its sides.
The mist hides the rocks,
that always recognise reality.

The mist sneaks soft and sweet,
a poem that hides untold secrets.
In the music we find the truth
and the soul sees the light in the song.


Happy New Year my dearies! 

 My dearest, dearest friends and fans.
So much going on! I'll let you know about all the things as soon as I can.
But in the meantime I just wanted to say happy new year and thanks so much for all your love in the last couple of months and years! I'm just so happy and my whole family is ecstatic for having you guys in our lives.

Upcoming this year are tours of N-Europe in April/may and Sept/oct, Canada in June, U.S.A. in March and possibly in July and some more stuff also! :D
Playing both SXSW and NXNE festivals, and contemplating a release of my three solo albums on Vinyl. :D



Working on so many different projects these days. From Theatre to film to new album work. I'm just dying from ADD. (I wish I had the H also, but I'm not Hyper enough...)
Biggest love to you all and hoping to see as many as possible this year! Also wish I could come to Australia... My heart is with you guys in this terrible time.

Best wishes,
Svavar Knútur

Thanks for a wonderful tour plus Küchen sessions videos! :D 

 Hey you guys! 
Just finished an amazing tour of Germany and Switzerland, closing with a wonderful concert in Copenhagen at Sossa's workshop.

Wanted to thank everyone that came and all my beautiful hosts and friends!
Also: Here's a beautifully recorded video from the Hamburg Küchensessions (Kitchen sessions) of a special ukulele version of While the world burns.
Thank you Jens Pfeifer :D

And thank you everyone. This tour was a life changing and affirming experience!



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