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Vök makes a lot of sense in a country (Iceland) with such an amazing landscape.” – Stereogum

 

“The hype around Margrét Rán and co isn’t the result of any high school hangover but in fact completely justified.” – Clash

 

”Easy-listening songs that have unexpected, plunging depths.” – Consequence of Sound

 

 

Icelandic electronic dream-pop trio Vök have shared ‘Erase You’, the latest single from their second full-length LP ‘In The Dark’, slated for release on 1st March, 2019 via Nettwerk Music Group.

 

As with previous singles (Autopilot’ andNight & Day’), Erase You’ sees the band exploring their ‘pop sound’ even further than before. An exciting catchy R&B number, it’s a song about “a person who pushed me off the edge to a point when all I wanted to do was to erase them from my life”, explained singer Margrét Rán. “The lyrics are a bit naive but really straight forward which it was the intention. I co-wrote it with James Earp and we had a great fun writing the song because we could definitely relate to this frustration so we exaggerated the immoral lyrics a bit.”

 

These singles are the trio’s first new material since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Figure in 2017, which last year won Album of the Year in the Icelandic Music Awards (a category that also featured Auður and Kiasmos).

 

Written and recorded by Margrét Rán & Einar Stef in collaboration with UK producer James Earp (Bipolar Sunshine, Fickle Friends, Lewis Capaldi), their forthcoming new album ‘In the Dark’ sees Vök creating their most immediate sounding and most accessible album yet. Recorded in the band’s home studio in Reykjavík and in Notting Hill, London in early 2018, each song on ‘In the Dark’  has its own definable character or theme, from ‘Night & Day’s ‘obsession’ to the crushing ‘disappointment’ in ‘Autopilot’.

 

After a successful tour with Editors throughout Germany & Poland late last year, the band will be returning to Europe next month for a huge 21-date headline tour. Full list of shows below:

 

In The Dark Headline EU Tour –

Feb 11 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Futurum Music Bar

Feb 12 – Brno, Czech Republic – Kabinet MÚZ

Feb 13 – Budapest, Hungary – A38

Feb 14 – Zegreb, Croatia – Tvornica Kulture

Feb 15 – Pordenone, Italy – Capitol Pordenone

Feb 16 – Innsbruck, Austria – Treibhaus

Feb 18 – Leizpig, Germany – Neues Schauspiel

Feb 19 – Warsaw, Poland – NIEBO

Feb 20 – Wroclaw, Poland – Stary Klasztor

Feb 21 – Poznan, Poland – Próżność

Mar 22 – Reykjavik, Iceland – Iðnó

Mar 23 – Akureyri, Iceland – Græni Hatturinn

Mar 27 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg

Mar 28 – Groningen, Netherlands – VERA

Mar 29 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Rotown

Mar 30 – Utrucht, Netherlands – EKKO

Apr 1 – Koln, Germany – Yuca Club

Apr 2 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust

Apr 3 – Kobenhavn, Denmark – Hotel Cecil

Apr 4 – Grünerløkka, Norway – Krøsset

Apr 5 – Stockholm, Sweden – Obaren

Apr 7 – Berlin, Germany – Gretchen

Apr 8 – Munich, Germany – Ampere

Apr 9 – Milan, Italy – Arci Ohibo

Apr 10 – Fribourg, Switzerland – Fri-Son

Apr 11 – Paris, France – Le Pop-Up du Label

Apr 13 – Brighton, UK – Komedia

Apr 14 – Birmingham, UK– The Cuban Embassy

Apr 15 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast

Apr 16 – Manchester, UK – YES

Apr 17 – London, UK – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

 

About Vök:

Initially formed by Margrét Rán (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Andri Már (saxophone, synths) in 2013, the Reykjavík-based band first gained recognition within months of forming after winning Iceland’s presigious Músíktilraunir (Music Experiments), a battle of the bands contest where past alumni winners include Mammút, Of Monsters And Men, and Samaris. Their debut EP Tension was recorded under local Icelandic label Record Records, followed by their second EP Circles – both of which were met with highly positive reviews and key tastemaker support. Between EPs, Einar Stef joined the band. Vök soon caught the attention of Nettwerk Music Group, who instantly signed them for an international record deal. April 2017 saw the release of their debut LP Figure’ to critical acclaim. Produced by Jack Garrett collaborator Brett Cox, the album features the single ‘Breaking Bones’ and ‘BTO’.  Vök has toured extensively through Europe, supporting the likes of Goldfrapp, Editors and Asgeir, and performing at festivals including Roskilde, Green Man, Sónar, Iceland Airwaves, and Into the Woods.

 

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