Keeping a finger on the pulse

Sirens are ringing all around – Low Roar

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I wanna feel something again memorable sings Ryan Karazija, the frontman of the Iceland based electronic project called Low Roar. I also want to experience something remarkable, that’s why I took the opportunity to watch Low Roar live at Húrra on March 12th. Half a year has crept by since this band played onstage here in Reykjavík – not including Iceland Airwaves. This is what you get in this town once they spread their wings. I have experienced more or less memorable shows of this trio currently consisting of mentioned before Karazija, Leifur Björnsson (programming) and Logi Guðmundsson (drums) – but this one show turned out to be far better than simply good. And it’s not that easy to me to admit that there are still some artists that are able to turn me inside out. I was witness the brilliant metamorphosis of the butterfly called Low Roar that combines dreamy folk with electronic music. Appearing on the scene as a caterpillar – an acoustic project with a voice and a guitar and quite personal lyrics. Material for the sophomore album entitled 0 (has a face on the cover) was shaping up. It was quite a difference to see Low Roar solo and acoustic around Christmas 2013 at Lucky Records music store, then at Sonar Festival with equipment and an entire band – even accompanied by Mike Lindsay (known of Tuung, also co-producer of the second album of Low Roar) as the second acoustic guitar. They are ready, I thought

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Stína has followed her passion to Icelandic music as a music journalist since 2010. She joined then a writing team of Muzyka Islandzka - a Polish website dedicated to Icelandic music. Spreading her wings, Stína started her adventure with Icelandic language and moved to Reykjavík where she studied the language at the university. She also takes an active part in life of the local music scene. Since 2014 Stína had run a music blog that was transformed in 2017 into a printed magazine on Icelandic music.

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