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Liner Note: Margrét Rán Magnúsdóttir / Vök

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Margrét Rán Magnúsdóttir / Vök

It’s so beautiful and precious when you get these moments when music hits you in the face and turns your belly around. It’s rare for me nowadays but when I wanna feel this way I go back to my song collection which I have been collecting for years and every song gives me some kind of feeling, I love guarding that feeling. It’s basically like some kind of a journal through the years and it reminds me of who I was and who I am today, and of heartbreaks and happy times.

Couple of years ago we played at a festival called Lunga, I think it was possibly our first ever festival and it rocked our world. Anyway, it took us 8 hours driving to that festival and Andri basically bought an old Mercedes Benz to take us there and all of our equipment, because that’s what you do to make things work right? “Haha”. I will definitely NEVER forget how expensive the gas was, every penny we got for playing at the festival went paying for the gas but it was worth it, now.

Anyway, we were almost there to the magical place of Seyðisfjörður which Lunga festival is held and we had to talk all the way because the stereo was broken or maybe just really really crappy and we decided to turn it on and BOOM there was this song playing and all of us got this mind blowing tummy turning moment and the stereo dropping in and out. It took us couple of days to figure out what song it was and we couldn’t stop thinking about it. Well done Emiliana Torrini, you sure did hypnotize us with your song “Speed of Dark”.

Favorite Record Store

12 Tónar / Reykjavík
Rough Trade Records / Brooklyn New York

Favorite Concert Venue

Paradiso / Amsterdam
Niebo / Warsaw
A38 / Budapest

Any Other Projects You’re Involved In?

Not in the moment no but I’m making loads of weird techno for fun, might share it with the world later.

Latest Release

Soundtrack Of Your Life

Reykjavík, Iceland

Vök was formed in January 2013 by singer Margrét Rán and saxophonist Andri Már.  The band was formed to enter an annual band competition, “Músíktilraunir,” in Iceland. The problem: They didn’t actually have any songs to perform. Within a matter of weeks, Vök composed several tracks and performed them for the very first time at the band contest. And you guessed it … Vök won the competition. The duo became a trio at the start of the summer 2013 when they introduced guitarist Ólafur Alexander to the fold.