Júníus Meyvant / UK Headline Tour Announced For February 2019
Júníus Meyvant has announced details of an extensive European headline tour to take place in February & March 2019. The UK leg of the tour will take in London, Manchester, and Bristol, marking Júníus Meyvant’s first UK shows since 2017. Tickets for all dates are on sale now from here and full upcoming international tour dates are listed below.
Building on his reputation for an impressive live performance, the shows will feature a 7-piece touring band (including a brass section) on stage, whilst the set list will draw heavily from Júníus Meyvant’s new album ‘Across The Borders’ which is set for release on 9th November via the independent Icelandic label, Record Records.
Recorded at the renowned Hljóðriti Studio on the outskirts of Reykjavik, and engineered & mixed by Guðmundur Kristinn Jónsson (Ásgeir, Erlend Oye, Hjálmar), the richly orchestrated album embraces a wide palette of sounds and is awash with soulful, charming melodies. Throughout the eleven tracks, the natural warmth of Júníus Meyvant’s unmistakable vocals are matched and heightened by a full string section and brass ensemble, creating a hearty wall of blissful sound. ‘Across The Borders’ showcases the very finest of Júníus Meyvant’s freaky-folk pop.
Stream/Share the current single ‘High Alert’ via Soundcloud HERE.
JÚNÍUS MEYVANT INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES:
7-10 Nov - Iceland Airwaves, Reyjavik, IS
Thu 14 Feb - Paradiso (upstairs), Amsterdam, NL
Sat 16 Feb - Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DK
Sun 17 Feb - Nalen Klubb, Stockholm, SE
Mon 18 Feb - John Dee, Oslo, NO
Tue 19 Feb - Pustervik, Gothenburg, SE
Wed 20 Feb - Train, Aarhus, DK
Thu 21 Feb - Nochtspeicher, Hamburg, DE
Fri 22 Feb - Artheater, Cologne, DE
Sat 23 Feb - Le Backstage, Paris, FR
Mon 25 Feb - Village Underground, London, UK
Tue 26 Feb - Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK
Thu 28 Feb - Thekla, Bristol, UK
Sat 02 Mar - AB Club, Brussels, BE
Mon 04 Mar - Bogen F, Zurich, CH
Tue 05 Mar - PPC, Graz, AT
Wed 06 Mar - WUK, Vienna, AT
Thu 07 Mar - Rock Café, Prague, CZ
Fri 08 Mar - Bi Nuu, Berlin, DE
Born and raised on the Westman Islands off the south coast of Iceland, Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson has been releasing music under the moniker of Júníus Meyvant since 2014. Unnar was brought up in a musical and religious household in Heimaey (the largest island of the volcanic archipelago skirting the south coast of Iceland) and the island’s microscopic population (a mere four thousand people) and wild & rugged nature was a great playground for him to thrive.
As a young boy, he spent most of his time skateboarding, painting, and thinking about playing an instrument but never quite getting around to it. It wasn’t until his early twenties that Unnar stumbled upon a beaten-up guitar at his parents’ house and in playing this he managed to tame his inner beast. His sense for songs and melodies burst like rockets, the uncontrollable urge for writing music and a constant flow of ideas kept him tossing and turning every night and day.
The debut release under the moniker of “Júníus Meyvant” was the 2014 single ‘Color Decay’ which garnered much praise across Iceland and from international publications such as KEXP and NPR. The year following, Júníus went on to received ‘Best Single’ and ‘Newcomer of the Year’ at the Icelandic Music Awards, marking him as an important new talent amidst the Icelandic music scene. After successful tours in Europe and the US, Júníus released his debut full length, ‘Floating Harmonies’ to much acclaim in 2016. ‘Across The Borders' is his first new material since that debut LP and shows his talent continuing to grow just as the audiences listening to this music will.
‘ACROSS THE BORDERS’ TRACKLISTING:
Lay Your Head
Across The Border
Let It Pass
Carry On With Me
Punch Through The Night
Draw The Line
Until The Last Minute
Pre-order ‘Across The Borders’ HERE.