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Andy Svarthol

Iceland Airwaves 2021

Downtown Reykjavík Nov 3-6

Andy Svarthol is an experimenal noise/dream pop band from Reykjavík, Iceland. The band was founded in 2016 and consists of brothers Egill and Bjarki Viðarsson, who began making music together after Egill’s previous band Nóra, entered a state of hiatus. Both have no formal musical training, but have taught themselves (and each other) to operate various instruments, with equally varying success…

While the band’s musical direction and style are ever-changing, Andy Svarthol’s current sound ranges from upbeat pop in the same vein as earlier musical projects (Nóra), to experimental noise rock. They combine melodic keyboard playing with distinct guitar and synthesizer sounds to compliment the brothers’ harmonizing vocals. Influences include The Beach Boys, TV on the Radio, Beach House, Pixies, and Massive Attack.

Mörur, Andy Svarthol’s first full length album, was released digitally in April 2019, and on vinyl six months later. It can be streamed on Spotify, Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

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