A sold out Rotown for Icelandic music group Vök

Icelandic music group Vök at Rotown 📷 Nikki SmitsIcelandic music group Vök at Rotown 📷 Nikki SmitsFour years after their debut concert in the Netherlands, Icelandic group Vök return to sell out one of Rotterdam's legendary concert venues.

The career of many European music acts starts in Groningen. The Eurosonic Noorderslag festival is the place to discover artists. It’s the biggest showcase festival in Europe and offers a stage to European artists in four days. Eurosonic Noorderslag, where the country of Iceland was in the spotlight in 2015, also presented the band Vök. Four years after their debut concert in the Netherlands, the band plays a sold-out Rotown show with 250 visitors, after a full concert in WORM two years ago.

CIEL

This time, in addition to Rotterdam, the band also play in Amsterdam (Melkweg), Utrecht (EKKO) and Groningen (VERA), where they are assisted by CIEL from Brighton and Groningen. Four young musicians who will bring you shoegazey trips.

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"Vök"

The band name "Vök" is translated from Icelandic "resonance", the quality in a sound of being deep, full, and reverberating. The band makes intense, beautifully constructed electropop, with melodic vocals, grim sounds and instruments that cannot be placed directly.

Iceland is almost three times the size of the Netherlands but has only 320.000 inhabitants. The land of troubled volcanoes and where ninety days a year the days are almost entirely dark. The temperature in Iceland is cold, but it has a warm pop climate that is felt far beyond the island. The band Vök also makes this typical Icelandic music sound. The band mixes melancholic electronics and melodic vocals with saxophone and guitar.

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Hypnotic and sensual

Vök brings you the hypnotic of The xx with the sensuality of The Knife and Poliça's overdubbing. Vök has already released a number of EPs with positive reactions and a large fan base as a result, so that they have already played at several festivals in the Netherlands, including Eurosonic, Nordic Delight and Into The Woods. This evening in Rotown they prove that their musical journey is far from finished!

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