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Brot (The Breaking)

by Svavar Knutur

Brot (the breaking) is Svavar Knútur's fourth solo album, telling stories of struggles, love, wanderlust, family, helplessness and finding your way when you are lost.
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  1. 1 Brot 04:49 Info Buy
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  2. 2 The Curtain 03:03 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Girl from Vancouver 04:30 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Ástarsaga úr Fjöllunum 04:16 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Bátur bíður 03:16 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Wanderlust 04:51 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Little Things 04:03 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Þokan 04:55 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Úlfar 04:24 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Slow Dance 07:42 Info Buy
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Tiny update... Long time no see. 

Hey guys! I'm really sorry about my lack of blogging for the past 9 months. I've been super busy and working like crazy and I totally forgot to put stuff on my website. 
So, basically, this has happened:

I released my new album, Brot (The Breaking) which has done wonderfully, on CD and Vinyl.
A christmas tour in Germany
In January, I did a concert in Mengi with a couple of noise artist friends of mine. They basically electronically processed the signals from my mic and my guitar and totally distorted and electrocuted it. It was a crazy and fun experience and I can't wait to do it again.
A tour of Europe in february.
Theater work in Gütersloh, Germany on a new play by my friend Christian. Wrote and performed music and did some acting. Premiered in May.
Tour of Europe in May. 
Toured Iceland in june/July with my friend Kristjana Stefáns, who is just about to release her new album.
Played two concerts with my wonderful friend Marketa Irglova in Czech republic in june.
Played Torp Festival (NO) and Bardentreffen (DE) in July.
Did a short, impromptu tour of Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland in August.

It's been grand! :D I'm so grateful for having the opportunity to participate in all these fun adventures!

Ahead is some more touring of Europe and Canada and some songwriting. Also, a concert with Tina Dico in Copenhagen.

Right now I'm working with the most amazing Reykjavík Melodica team on this years festival, which will take place in August.

Hope to see you guys somewhere along the way in the next year.

Let's jump the gun on Brot! :D 

Hey guys!
I've never had a knack for PR or Hype management. The only thing I know is that I can share my music with you guys and you either like it or you don't :D 
So, I've decided to let you guys be my Hypemachine. :D
And without further ado, here's my new album, Brot (The Breaking), available for Streaming and Download on Bandcamp, my favorite digital music platform.

Please leave your comments and share the album as much as you possibly can!


 

New album Brot (The Breaking) out in October! 

Greetings my friends!
Svavar Knútur here!
Just wanted to let you guys know that my new album, Brot (The Breaking) is coming out in october.
I'm so proud and so happy!
It's coming out on CD and Vinyl and It features 10 songs, 5 in icelandic and 5 in english.

Here's the Tracklist:

1: Brot  (A song about the breaking)
2: The Curtain  (A song about missing your loved ones)
3: Girl from Vancouver   (A song about fantasies and reckless abandon)
4: Ástarsaga úr fjöllunum  (A song about those we lost)
5: Bátur bíður  (A lullaby)
6: Wanderlust   (A song about wanderlust)
7: Little things   (A love song)
8: Þokan    (A song about finding your way through the fog)
9: Úlfar    (A song for my son)
10: Slow Dance   (A song about childbirth from the point of view of the helpless father)


And here's the CD cover:



Aaand the Vinyl cover:




I can't wait to present it to you in the coming months! Of course in a couple of weeks you'll be able to buy it digitally at svavarknutur.bandcamp.com or Itunes or Amazon or stream it on Spotify and other streaming services.

So here's a little preview, the title song Brot, in icelandic. A rough English translation of the lyrics follows.


Brot (The breaking)

No storms have crashed on me this night
to my relief
I have walked a crooked path, all my life and plans
lie askew
But even if sometimes I can try to sail my life straight
chaos still haunts me
The world’s hard times fill my mind with a blizzard
I find no refuge.

Will I find today a short respite
Will I find in this place some sanctuary
just for one breath.

I have been thrown across the ocean, sunk to the bottom
ran my heart aground
Got back afloat, waves crashed on my soul,
could not find my way to safe harbour.
And though sometimes I find quiet, It goes slow and hard
calming the waves.
But the thought that life’s hailstorm will subside
I count as my life’s salvation.

Will I find today a short respite
Will I find in this place some sanctuary
just for one breath.


Best wishes,
Svavar Knútur

Vinyl Blowout! Also: New EP, Songs of Weltschmerz, Waldeinsamkeit and Wanderlust, out :D 

Hey guys!
Just wanted to let you know two wonderful things!
First of all, I'm putting out all my solo albums on Vinyl!
I've got a Pre-sale blowout thing going on an Icelandic Crowdfunding website called Karolinafund. Check it out here.
Also! I just released my first EP, featuring four live and house recordings.
Check it out here: https://svavarknutur.bandcamp.com/album/songs-of-weltschmerz-waldeinsamkeit-and-wanderlust-ep
It's also coming out on Vinyl and CD. :D 

All new artwork, created by my daughter, Dagbjört Lilja.









Looks nice? Yeah?
So, just check out the pre-sale page if you like, or show up for my European Tour this spring and get some!
See you soon!
Best wishes,
Svavar Knútur

Spring 2015 European tour 99% ready :D  

Hey hey you guys!
I'm pleased and happy to announce, I'm coming on tour in april/may to Europe (mostly Germany), bringing the Vinyl editions of my album and a new EP titled Weltschmerz, Waldeinsamkeit und Wanderlust!

Powered by Interrail!!!

Here's the Schedule and a nice picture, the cover of the EP actually, a painting by my daughter Dagbjört Lilja!

Svavar Knútur European tour - Spring 2015  Weltschmerz, Waldeinsamkeit und Wanderlust - Also Vinyls

April 23 Dresden - Blue NoteApril 24 Cologne - Weltempfänger
April 25 Münster - Schnabulenz
April 26 Landau - Café Akzent
April 27 Nürnberg - Club Stereo
April 28 Gera - Mangelwirtschaft
April 29 Stuttgart- Café Galao (Extra early concert for folks with kids at 16.00)
April 30 Saarbrücken - Manufaktur der schönen DingeMay 1 Cottbus - Grenzenlos Café
May 2 Berlin - Zimmer 16
May 3 Bayreuth - Glashaus
May 4 München - Trachtenvogl
May 5 Gunzenhausen - Caymann bar
May 6 St. Galen - House concert
May 7 AT - Vienna - Clash
May 8 Wetzlar - Phonobar
May 9 Hof - BiersalonTrompeter
May 10 Venne - Venner Folksfrühling
May 11 PL - Poznan T.B.A. (probably Meskalina)
May 12 Kiel - Prinz Willy
May 13 Chemnitz - Weltecho
May 14 Leipzig- Horns Erben
May 15 A friend’s wedding :D
May 16 Ofterdingen - House concert
May 17 Halle - T.B.A.
May 18 Hannover - TAK theater


Please share and tell your friends! It's the only way for me to survive this harsh and hostile world! :D
I love you guys! See you soon!

Also, Scandinavia, France, Benelux, Poland, Czech republic and Switzerland! I plan on visiting you guys properly soon!
Love!
Svavar Knútur

A little gift for you guys :D 

Hey ho!
Svavar Knútur here, your friendly neighborhood troubadour!
I just wanted to give you guys a little gift, for those of you who want to learn how to play my songs.
Here's couple of pdf Lead sheets for some of my songs.
Enjoy!

Also! Upcoming tour of Europe in April/May and I'm coming to London to play with Markéta Irglová in March! Yay!



Clementine Lead sheet for Guitar :D
Clementine - Lead sheet for Ukulele
Emotional Anorexic - Lead sheet
Emotional Anorexic - Lead sheet and guitar tabs
Baby would you marry me - Lead sheet with uke
Baby would you marry me - Lead sheet
While the world burns 
 

Cruising through the U.S.A. 

Hey you guys,
I'm currently cruising around the U.S., using Amtrak  as my transportation of choice and just enjoying the heck out of it. 
Played some concerts in Vancouver and Seattle last week and at the Club Passim in Cambridge, MA, yesterday. I got to open up for the mighty Steve Poltz. That man is a one man legend! Shit! I'm so humbled right now! He showed me a new dimension on what can be done during an acoustic performance.

It's going great and I'm just super happy.
Just wanted to share that with you guys!

Tomorrow I'm playing in New York at the Rockwood Music Hall, room 3. House opens 9.45.
After that, I head on down to Baltimore and then to Charlottesville, VA for a concert with the coolest of friends, the Anatomy of Frank! YEAH! :D
Then it's back on the Train up to Connecticut to play at the Fire and Ice festival at Infinity Hall in Norfolk. 

Loving my life? You betcha!!! :D

See you guys soon :D
And as always: 
Check out my music on Spotify or Soundcloud  :D
Love and joy,
Svavar Knútur


 

Germany tour starting :D Also, videos! 

Hey hey my darling friends in Germany :DSvavar Knútur here, your favorite storytelling Troll.
Just wanted to let you guys know I’m in Germany already, starting a tour in a couple of days and also performing in the Gütersloh theater in a piece called “Island one way”.
Check it out here: http://www.theater-gt.de/programm/spielzeit/index.gt?cid=27527
It’s already sold out I think, but there might be one or two tickets left.
 
I was also on TV Noir the other day, and you can watch the recordings here: 
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=svavar+knutur+tv+noir
But here’s my short tour of Germany this time :D I’ll be back in spring as well! Yay!
 
 
14.9.    Bochum – Lutherhaus - https://www.facebook.com/events/1612164869009959/
 
15.9.    Cologne – Alcazar - https://www.facebook.com/events/700448220004401/
 
16.9.    Special secret gig for very special people (Sorry)
 
17.9  – 18.9. Theater Gütersloh – Island One way show
 
19.9.    Dresden – Scheune – Support for Pale Grey - https://www.facebook.com/events/522098367917516/
 
20.9.    Hamburg – Reeperbahn festival at Hasenschaukel - https://www.facebook.com/events/1478443875734596/
 
21.9.    Berlin – Icelandic Embassy – afternoon concert - https://www.facebook.com/events/258188744379779/
 
22.9.    München – Trachtenvogl - https://www.facebook.com/events/1447627405515162/
 
23.9.    Darmstadt – Schlosskeller - https://www.facebook.com/events/605070376276554/
 
24.9.    Freiburg – Artjamming - https://www.facebook.com/events/567886963337996/
 
25.9.    Ludwigsburg – Brückenhaus - https://www.facebook.com/events/480031642099766/
 
26.9.    Heidelberg – Friend’s wedding :D
 
27.9.    Mainz -  Kulturklub Schon Schön - https://www.facebook.com/events/539843382811398/
 
28.9.    Kempten – Kunstlerhaus - https://www.facebook.com/events/526996024111030/
 
29.9.    Trier - house concert - https://www.facebook.com/events/1468708283414010/
 
 
And here’s a video or two for you guys, filmed in the Reykjavík Botanical Gardens.
Wanderlust: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yQnyIcWyoE
 
Vetrarsól: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugpuZQPoa7M
 
 
Also, if you could pop by here: www.ruv.is/topp30 and vote for my song Girl from Vancouver, I’d be very happy! :D you just need to select the song and then click the "Kjósa" button on the bottom ;-) No typing necessary.
 
As always, please don't be shy to spread the word. Word of mouth is basically the only way I have to reach my audience :D


Can't wait to see you guys there!
Love and joy,
your ever-loving friend and storyteller,
Svavar Knútur
 

New vinyl out! European spring tour 2014 and more 

Hey you guys!
Just wanted you to know that my song "Girl from Vancouver is now out on 7" vinyl on Beste Unterhaltung, my German label.
The rest of my catalogue will be coming out as well on Vinyl.

But now to let you know about my:

EUROPEAN TOUR SPRING 2014!!!

Sooo! My dear European friends! Here's the program for my European spring tour and I really hope to see you guys there!
Please share it if you want to be really nice! Why so many places you might ask? Because I'm that flarking dedicated!

23.04.2014    Nürnberg - Tafelhalle
https://www.facebook.com/events/1428643204043448/
24.04.2014    Chemnitz - Weltecho
https://www.facebook.com/events/1414234492165131/
25.04.2014     Leipzig - Leipziger Hafenbar - https://www.facebook.com/events/255693761276845/
26.04.2014    Dresden - Blue note
https://www.facebook.com/events/1382749975298979/
27.04.2014    Wetzlar - Phonobar https://www.facebook.com/events/665481263511622/
28.04.2014    Frankfurt am Main (privat concert)
https://www.facebook.com/events/273869206112054/
29.04.2014    Gunzenhausen - Cayman bar
https://www.facebook.com/events/595772810505343/
30.04.2014    Tübingen - Zimmertheater
https://www.facebook.com/events/1393234320947929/
01.05.2014    AT-Innsbruck    Die Bäckerei
https://www.facebook.com/events/801302606551367/
02.05.2014    CH-Zürich    Kultur für dich
https://www.facebook.com/events/269730266536101/
03.05.2014    Berlin - Zimmer 16
https://www.facebook.com/events/397919033678566/
04.05.2014    Amsterdam - CC Muziekcafé
05.05.2014 OPEN DATE
06.05.2014     Münster - Schnabulenz - https://www.facebook.com/events/433489450118606/
07.05.2014    Köln    Kirche St. Michael
https://www.facebook.com/events/1400170426916737/
08.05.2014    Utrecht - De Loods    
09.05.2014 Venner Folkfrühling
http://www.folkfruehling.de/
12.05.2014    recklinghausen    premiere of Island one way (play)
http://www.ruhrfestspiele.de/veranstaltungen/veranstaltung_detail.php?ver_id=444&ort=78
13.05.2014    Recklinghausen    Island one way show
14.05.2014    Recklinghausen    Island one way show
15.05.2014    Hamburg    astrastube
https://www.facebook.com/events/749715105048488/
16.05.2014    Wuppertal    Bürgerbahnhof 
https://www.facebook.com/events/204689843073491/?ref=br_tf
17.05.2014    Austria - Wien - Melodica Festival
https://www.facebook.com/melodicavienna
18.05.2014    Berlin - OPEN DATE!
19.05.2014    München - Trachtenvogl
https://www.facebook.com/events/657083864330764/
20.05.2014    Landsberg - O café
21.05.2014    Stuttgart -  Cafe Galao
https://www.facebook.com/events/278459975650003/
22.05.2014    Kaufbeuren - Fotostudio Dorn
23.05.2014    Private concert.
24.05.2014    Ludwigsburg - Brückenhaus Ludwigsburg
https://www.facebook.com/events/288652427954613/

Also, here's a graphic representation of my tour plan.


































I want to give away two tickets to my theater show to some lucky European fans. I'm still trying to find a way to be fair about it :D
I'm also planning some gigs in N-America, later this year...
Best wishes and see you guys soon!
Svavar Knútur
 

Theater work, European tour and new single out! 

Hey you guys!
Just wanted to keep you updated a little bit :D
So much been going on recently. Mostly hanging out with my family for a change, watching little Emma grow.
Life's been wonderful. I made a little Christmas album with some friends. That was fun.

So, I'm coming over to the Mainland for some work on a new theater piece, where I'll be working on the music and also starring in a role.
I'll spend the next month working on that and then, It's off for a tour of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Sounds fun!
Then, in May, we'll premiere the play and I'll go back on tour after that, ending up back home in Iceland at the end of May :D
I'll post the full tour up here soon.
But in the meantime, enjoy my new single, Girl from Vancouver. Out soon on a 7" Vinyl on Beste Unterhaltung!
Love!
Svavar Knútur


 
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