Photo by Héðinn Eiríksson
We are ready to announce the fourth participant of open-air "World Music in White Well" at last! Icelandic indie-band Hjaltalín will perform on the shore of a lake in a picturesque cretaceous open-cut on the 10th of June. It will be their first show in Russia.
The Guardian writes: "this band sounds like an endless summer night among friends", and that is absolute truth! Hjaltalín from Reykjavik plays amazingly warm, gentle and melodic music. The vocal combination of a man and a girl merge harmonically complementing each other in songs in English and Icelandic.
In their current line-up the band performs since 2008. The band’s founder – vocalist and guitar player Högni Egilsson was a member of a famous band GusGus for a long time. The second vocalist Sigríður Thorlacius is known for her solo-projects and concerts with Icelandic symphony orchestra. In addition to a guitar there are bass, keyboards, violin and drums in the band.
Hjaltalín is hard to classify according to genre scale: their art is inspired by modern indie-rock, pop-music of the 60’s and even classics. The band’s career is 4 studio albums and 7 Icelandic Music Awards.
The band toured almost in every country in Europe, including big festivals like Roskilde Festival, Latitude Festival and Sziget Festival.
Apart from Icelanders, in the show will perform ARVVAS from Norway, a singer and virtuosic performer of kora Sona Jobarteh from Gambia and Japanese singer Maïa Barouh.
Information about the show and tickets – here.