VÖK+ TUSKS + RAI KAH MERCURY

Vök are an electronic dream-pop band based in Reykjavík. The band first gained recognition within months of forming when they won Iceland’s prestigious Músíktilraunir (‘Music Experiments’), a battle of the bands contest where past alumni winners include Mammút, Of Monsters And Men, and Samaris. Their triumph soon led to the recording and release of their debut EP Tension to a slew of positive and glowing reviews.

Soon after they began to further mark themselves out as rising innovators of smart, atmospheric jams on their second EP Circles. Hailed by Noisey as “channelling the Beach soundtrack via 1980s synth pop and the modern sexiness of The Knife,” the Circles EP won them even more positive praise and key tastemaker support.

After playing shows and festivals in Europe, winning many new fans along the way with their brand of dreamy electronics with melodic vocals, the band soon caught the attention of Nettwerk Music Group, who instantly signed them for an international record deal. April 2017 saw the release of their highly anticipated debut LP Figure to critical acclaim. Produced by Jack Garrett collaborator Brett Cox, The Line of Best Fit hailed it a “brilliant debut album”.

Vök Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Waiting’ below:


Dissolve, the debut album from rising Londoner Tusks, is appropriately named: the sort of record you can’t help but melt away into, disappearing into its mist of feather-soft vocals and soundscapey guitar climaxes and coming back cleansed. After making a name for herself with 2014 EP Ink, which clocked up over two million streams on Spotify and grabbed the attention of Lauren Laverne, Annie Mac, the Line of Best Fit and many more, the challenge here was to delve deeper into the storm of emotions around her than before. “I’ve definitely written some very raw and personal lyrics on this album, whereas before they’ve been subtle and hidden.” There’s no hiding Tusks’ talent on Dissolve, on which one of Britain’s most exciting new indie voices hits a thrilling new stride.

Tusks Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter 

Check out ‘Last’ here:


Plus support from RAI KAH MERCURY

Rai Kah Mercury displays subtlety and intensity often in one song. Influences can be traced through Free, Crazy Horse, Joy Division to Radiohead, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Rai Kah Mercury Links: SoundCloud | Facebook