Eivør Shares New Video For ‘Surrender’ – Watch Here
New Album – ‘Slør (English Version)’ – Out Now
UK Tour Incl. London’s Bush Hall – November 28, 2017
Her double-tracked vocal, kittenish tone and dancing melody suggest Kate Bush – MOJO
Growing up on a remote island with a population of a thousand certainly has given Eivør a unique perspective The Times ****
Shades of Depeche Mode and Bat For Lashes Sunday Times Breaking Act
An intensely dark experience The Line of Best Fit
Experimental but accessible, Slør’s dark electronic beats bring to mind artists such as Portishead, Massive Attack and Depeche Mode, but the spine-tingling vocals are more reminiscent of Kate Bush Prog
Ominous percussion and darkly ethereal beats The Sun
The record’s electronics glimmer and land with laser accuracy The Skinny
Eivør has aired the new video for ‘Surrender’, lifted from her much-praised new album – and UK commercial debut – ‘Slør’ (out now). Filmed on the shores of Eivør’s native Faroe Islands, the video arrives amidst a current sold-out UK tour (including two London shows) – Eivør’s first run of headline dates in this country. A second run of UK dates through November is already on sale, including London’s Bush Hall on November 28, 2017.
Already a well-known recording artist of over 16 years’ prolific output in her native Scandinavia, Copenhagen-based Eivør has worked across a disparate clutch of collaborative projects since releasing her debut solo album aged just 16. Besides scoring the new series of BBC flagship ‘The Last Kingdom’ with Ivor Novello nominee John Lunn (Downton Abbey, Waking The Dead), Eivør’s music has also been synced on Scorsese’s ‘Silence’, alongside trailers for ‘Game Of Thrones’ and ‘Deep Water Horizon’ (Mark Wahlberg). Eivør has also collaborated on the trailer soundtrack for ‘Metal Gear Survive’, and last year appeared at Los Angeles’ huge E3 gaming event, where she performed via live stream to a global audience of 50 million at the launch for Playstation’s ‘God Of War’.
‘Slør’ is – rather incredibly – Eivør’s first commercial release here in the UK. It’s one that has been over 2 years in the making- with ‘Slør’ actually an English-translated re-imagining of her Faroese-sung 2015 album release of the same title. Eivør originally wrote the Faroese version of ‘Slør’ – which translates as ‘veils’ or ‘blurriness’ – having returned to her childhood home in the remote Scandinavian archipelago of The Faroe Islands. Says Eivør; “Slør is very much about my roots- I just really wanted to go home, be back in the old environment. There was something exhilarating about being back at the heart of where I came from as a person and an artist, all the while realising how many things inside me had changed.”
Working closely with her producer Tróndur Bogason, Eivør has reconciled the Faroes’ remote majesty with the thoroughly modern world of her dark, intelligent electronica; “The landscape I grew up with, it seemed so natural to turn into an electronic landscape, because it has this electric sound in it, you know. All these wild, crazy sounds- stormy, winds, and the ocean.” The fruits of the meticulous 8 month period of transcribing the album into English are borne out in spades- teeming with darkly hooky pop, you sense ‘Slør’ will ensure Eivør doesn’t remain a veiled presence in these parts for much longer.
November Live Shows
27 November BRISTOL Fleece
28 November LONDON Bush Hall
29 November MANCHESTER Night & Day
2 June LONDON The Islington SOLD OUT
3 June MANCHESTER The Castle Hotel SOLD OUT
4 June GLASGOW Oran Mor
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