New album Ölduslóð (way of waves) just out. Playing SXSW in March, Touring Germany in April and then NXNE in June.
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
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.
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.
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!
Hey hey my friends and fans and frans!
My album, Ölduslóð (way of waves) is now out on svavarknutur.bandcamp.com and some other digital stores like Itunes and Amazon and Spotify :D.
You can stream it for free and also see the development of my daughter's artwork from Kvöldvaka and Amma.
If you like the album, I'd really like it if you buy a physical copy when it comes your way. :D Is that not a nice deal?
I'm coming now on a tour of Germany, switzerland and one concert in Copenhagen and hopefully one in Lund, Sweden. It's going to be pretty fun and a nice tour.
Wed, 26.09.12 – GER-Gunzenhausen, Cayman Bar
Thu, 27.09.12 - OPEN DATE
Fri, 28.09.12 – CH-Brugg, Dampfschiff
Sat, 29.09.12 – CH-Thun, Café Mokka
Sun, 30.09.12 – Offday
Mon, 01.10.12 – GER-München, Trachtenvogl
Tue, 02.10.12 – GER- Dresden, Stadtteilhaus!
Wed, 03.10.12 – GER-Stuttgart, Galao
Thu, 04.10.12 – GER-Stuttgart, Silent Friday
Fri, 05.10.12 – GER-Tübingen, Zimmertheater, with Vigri
Sat, 06.10.12 – GER-Alfeld, Café, tba
Sat, 06.10.12 – GER-Alfeld, livingroom concert
Sun, 07.10.12 – GER-Braunschweig, KaufBar
Mon, 08.10.12 – GER-Göttingen, Hostel37
Tue, 09.10.12 – GER-Köln, Café Brussels
Wed, 10.10.12 – GER - Berlin, Johan Rose
Thu, 11.10.12 – GER-Hamburg, Küchensession
Thu 11. 10.12 – GER - Hamburg, Gängeviertel
Fri, 12.10.12 – DK - Copenhagen - Sossa's workshop - CPH Kulturnatten.
Saturday 13. 10.12 - T.B.A.
Everything still in the works I know, but it's getting there...
Also... I'm looking for an agent or a manager for my international work as I feel my growth is being stunted by my lack of experience and knowledge in that field...
Any takers? just email me at email@example.com.
Hey you guys!
We just finished the mastering of Ölduslóð. Now we only need to finish the artwork.
Here's a little preview for you guys! :D
The lyrics are now up in the lyrics section of my web page. With English translations as well! :D
Right now I'm recharging my batteries at my favorite chillout place in the world. Skálá, my old family cottage in the north of Iceland.
Can't wait to see you guys on tour!
Hey my lovely friends!
Just a quick update, since I've not been writing a lot recently.
My new solo album, Ölduslóð (Way of the waves), is almost ready and will be out in early September, on Dimma records and also on Beste! Unterhaltung, if everything goes according to plan.
I've been recording it with my good friend Míó at the Greenhouse studios.
On the album I enjoy the amazing talents of Czheck republic singer/songwriter Markéta Irglová, who sings with me and plays some beautiful piano tracks as well as Helgi Jónsson, who blasts the Trombone into new dimensions. :D
It's been a labour of love and I can't wait to share it with you.
Oh! Here's a nice picture of me with a little kid at the Icelandic goat conservation center, a pet project of mine.
And here below is a nice little preview of the album, the first song, a duet with Markéta called Baby would you marry me?
Just came home from Berlin where I claimed the first place in an international singer/songwriter competition called Troubadour.
The competition was fierce, fun and amazingly eclectic! The host, Mckinley Black is an amazing character, beautiful singer/songwriter and an altruistic dream, making things happen for others.
A link: www.troubadour.de.com
I just want to put forth my great gratitude, appreciation and happiness, for all the beautiful people that rocked up and voted for me, the panel of judges and also my fellow competetitors, who inspired me to be a better musician, with their amazing talents and stage presence!
Pic courtesy of Denis Leo Hegic
So, Ian Fisher, A seated craft, Sanne Do, Ida Gard, Lili Somerfeld and everyone else that was competing in the semi-finals and pre-semi finals, thank you all so much!
To the staff at the W.A.B.E. club in Prenzlauer Berg and the amazing Troubadour Crew, I would also like to say, you are my heroes and I can't wait to see you all again!!!
Big love and best wishes,
Hey you guys! The tour is just going beautifully!
Apart from a little cold, sniffling and throat hacking, the minstrel is doing famously... Sat on a train, hacking and sniffling, finally realizing that I was sitting beside a very posh German Frau. She was not amused...
Started in Bochum on the 17th with a wonderful night in Luther's with good friends. It was tight and warm and everything as it should be. Thank you Ortwin, Annette, Annika and Bahne and everyone else! :D
Aachen was also very fun, kind of a talk show thing with amazing guests! I met a wonderfully talented young singer songwriter named Lyra. She has a future! Keep your ears peeled. :D
Last night I played the Lange Jan church tower in Middelburg, courtesy of Avendouren's Tonnie Dieleman.
Lange Jan in Middelburg is awesome like the awesomest!
Amazing sound, amazing people, amazing ambience! Totaly Amaaaazing :D And life is good.
A friendly dutch Toilet reminder...
Tonight I'm playing at a the Familie Denissen in a tiny village in Netherlands. I'm so happy to play for such wonderful people :D
What a beautiful life.
Just had a wonderful Grimbergen bier with my host Jan and his friend Marcel at the local tavern. Now, dinner is cooking...
Tonight, I play for their guests at their wonderful home.
Soon, I will be on my way to Nürnberg for more music.
Train, train, take me away... Into the blue, out of the grey :D
I'm a terrible Singer/songwriter... Too happy... Need to step up my sulky whiny bitterness...
See you in all the other cities on they way... And as always, I'm a chubby, DIY indie troubadour without any radio or video presence. That means I rely on the worlds best marketing team: You guys! Tell your friends... Bring your friends!!! :D
Ooh Oooh!!! I have T-Shirts!
And yes, I put a new song up as a podcast :D
Hey you guys!
Svavar Knútur here,
just wanted to keep you posted on my upcoming tour.
Tue, 17.04.12 – GER-Bochum, Luther's
Wed, 18.04.12 – GER-Aachen, Jakobshof
Thu, 19.04.12 – NL- Lange Jan - Middelburg
Fri, 20.04.12 – NL-House Concert - Oisterwijk
Sat, 21.04.12 – GER-Nürnberg, Muz Club, Beste Unterhaltung!-Fest
Sun, 22.04.12 - CH - ZÜRICH - Quartierhaus Kreis 5
Mon, 23.04.12 – GER-München, Trachtenvogl
Tue, 24.04.12 – GER-Leipzig, Lu99
Wed, 25.04.12 – GER-Dresden, Veränderbar
Thu, 26.04.12 – GER-Berlin, Troubadour Competition, WABE
Fri, 27.04.12 – GER-Itzehoe, Lauschbar
Sat, 28.04.12 – GER-Hamburg, Kulturhaus 73
Sun, 29.04.12 – GER-Hamburg, Church
30.04 - POL - Poznań - Meskalina
01.05 - POL - Wrocław - Schody Donikąd
02.05 - POL - Tarnowskie Góry - Kałamarz
03.05 - POL - Zielona Góra - 4Róże Dla Luciene
Fri, 04.05.12 – GER-Solingen, Scouts
Sat, 05.05.12 – GER-Münster, Pension Schmidt
Sun, 06.05.12 – GER- Köln - Brussels Café!
It's going to be epic!!! :D Looking forward to seeing you all there!
With greatest love,