The band Árstíðir from Iceland proudly announces a European tour in November 2023 to celebrate the release of their latest album BLIK – sceduled to be released on September 15th 2023. The pandemic saw the trio write and record more than 30 new songs generating two sister albums Pendúll & BLIK. Both albums were crowdfunded by the devoded listeners of the band, who also helped develop the concept for the artwork universe that designer Pieter Hoekstra created for the albums. Whereas all the songs on Pendúll had Icelandic lyrics, BLIK will be bands‘ first album entirely sung in English. The album BLIK constitutes their most commercial production to date with the help of their Faroese producer SAKARIS – with songs commanding the listeners to finish their Gin & Tonic and brave the dance floor.
The bedrock of Árstíðir’s music is the chemistry between members, Daníel, Gunnar & Ragnar and their shared passion for vocal harmonies. At the core the songs are pop music with gripping choruses, robed in suave and sometimes surprising arrangements. Never afraid to experiment the band has collaborated with the likes of Ólafur Arnalds as well as creating two collaborative albums with Iceland’s premier songwriting legend Magnús Þór Sigmundsson & their loved touring partner of yore Anneke Van Giersbergen. Before temporarily stepping of the touring trail on account of some pandemic, a panel consisting of Tow Waits, Robert Smith (The Cure) and Beth Gibbons (Portishead) crowned the band’s album Nivalis ‘Indie album of the year’ at the Independent Music Awards in 2019.