RELEASE DATE: November 18, 2016
Hugar's debut single 'Waves' is the first introduction to their upcoming series of vocal collaborations, beginning with Arnór Dan, Ólafur Arnalds collaborator and front man of Icelandic art rockers Agent Fresco. His angelic delivery, combined with Hugar's subtle, intimate touch, is a wonder to behold.
"Hugar's instrumental provides a calm balance to Dan's wrought voice, and together it's an impressive, immersive whole." – The Line Of Best Fit
Hugar will peform at this years Iceland Airwaves
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 2ND
Kaldalón, Harpa - on venue
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4TH
Stúdentakjallarinn - off venue
The duo Hugar consists of Bergur Þórisson & Pétur Jónsson. Both have been creating music of all kinds in their native Iceland since toddlers. Few years ago they sat down, put their minds together and decided to pursue some new, fresh avenues where they could flex their creative muscles (Hugar means "Minds" in Icelandic).
Their self-titled debut album was released in 2014, containing some ethereal pieces of instrumental music. Two songs from that album got playlisted on the ‘Peaceful Piano’ Spotify Playlist (followed by 2 million users). Hugar are in good company on said playlist (Aphex Twin, Yann Tiersen, Ólafur Arnalds, Alicia Keys among others) and the tracks have now gathered millions of plays.
Hugar is now Bergur's and Pétur's top priority, even if they have extracurricular activities on the sideline. Pétur is finishing his architecture degree and Bergur supervised the BAFTA Award winning score to Broadchurch by Ólafur Arnalds.