Downtown Reykjavík Nov 3-6
Myrkvi is Magnús Thorlacius’ moniker as a solo musician.
Magnús formerly burst onto the Icelandic music scene in 2014. He formed an indie rock band called Vio, and within four weeks they had won the Icelandic Battle of the Bands (‘Músíktilraunir’), with Magnús receiving the Best Singer Award. Previous winners include Of Monsters and Men, Samaris and Vök.
Now Magnús has revealed himself as Myrkvi (Icelandic for “eclipse”). Myrkvi plans to take the world by storm in 2020, presenting a fresh sound to all fans of Icelandic indie music. The debut single ‘Sér um sig’ has just been released, with many more to follow and an album release in the summer.
Myrkvi’s music evokes a good feel; acoustic, indie vibes are flavoured with jangly guitars and wholehearted melodies. Cordial vocals resonate with a rusty horizon, adding a fresh, yet familiar, breeze to the scenery.