Vök Debut Album :: Figure
April 28th, 2017 | New Releases
Happy debut album release day Vök! Finally, after two EPs, it´s time for the world to get into the full length vibes of Figure.
Figure is full of distorted pulses, near-whispered melodies, echoing guitars and dreamy hooks, and influenced by everything from The Weeknd and Little Dragon to existential sci-fi cinema, their ambitious first full-length spans a whole spectrum of sounds and emotions. “Anger, obsession, negligence, death, love, happiness and hope,” lists vocalist Margrét Rán, who began the band with saxophonist Andri Már in Reykjavík in early 2013.
Figure has been three life-changing years in the making. After winning Icelandic rising talent contest Músíktilraunir (previously winners include Of Monsters and Men, Mammút, and Samaris) within months of forming, the group – instrumentalist Ólafur Alexander and new addition Einar Stef on drums – marked themselves out as innovative makers of smart, smouldering jams on 2015 EP Circles. Hailed by Vice’s Noisey as “channelling the Beach soundtrack via 1980s synth pop and the modern sexiness of The Knife,” that EP won them plenty of critical praise.
The album was mostly written in Margret’s cosy studio in Reykjavik, over “endless cups of coffee” in front of spectacular views of the city they call home. The tracks were then taken to drummer Einar’s home studio, where they recorded with producer Brett Cox, who was recently nominated for Young Producer of the Year at the Music Producers Guild Awards and whose stamp is keenly felt on the finely detailed Figure.
Take a gander at their latest video BTO:
Vök will tour throughout 2017 in support of Figure – list of current confirmed dates below.
VÖK EUROPEAN TOUR:
May 2nd Cologne, Germany – Artheater
May 3rd Gent, Belgium – DOK Box
May 4th Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rotondes
May 5th Berlin, Germany – Badehaus Szimpla
May 6th Aarhus, Denmark – SPOT Festival
May 8th Katowice, Poland – Hipnoza
May 9th Poznan, Poland – Spot
May 10th Warsaw, Poland – NIEBO
May 11th Prague, Czech Republic – Palac Akropolis
May 12th Vienna, Austria – Fluc Café
May 14th Zurich, Switzerland – Mascotte
May 15th Paris, France – Le Point Ephémère
May 17th London, UK – Bush Hall
May 18th Salford, UK – The Eagle Inn
May 19th Bristol, UK – The Louisiana