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Brot (The Breaking)

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
  2. 2 The Curtain 03:03 Info Buy
  3. 3 Girl from Vancouver 04:30 Info Buy
  4. 4 Ástarsaga úr Fjöllunum 04:16 Info Buy
  5. 5 Bátur bíður 03:16 Info Buy
  6. 6 Wanderlust 04:51 Info Buy
  7. 7 Little Things 04:03 Info Buy
  8. 8 Þokan 04:55 Info Buy
  9. 9 Úlfar 04:24 Info Buy
  10. 10 Slow Dance 07:42 Info Buy
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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.

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: 
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:


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
24.04.2014    Chemnitz - Weltecho
25.04.2014     Leipzig - Leipziger Hafenbar - https://www.facebook.com/events/255693761276845/
26.04.2014    Dresden - Blue note
27.04.2014    Wetzlar - Phonobar https://www.facebook.com/events/665481263511622/
28.04.2014    Frankfurt am Main (privat concert)
29.04.2014    Gunzenhausen - Cayman bar
30.04.2014    Tübingen - Zimmertheater
01.05.2014    AT-Innsbruck    Die Bäckerei
02.05.2014    CH-Zürich    Kultur für dich
03.05.2014    Berlin - Zimmer 16
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
08.05.2014    Utrecht - De Loods    
09.05.2014 Venner Folkfrühling
12.05.2014    recklinghausen    premiere of Island one way (play)
13.05.2014    Recklinghausen    Island one way show
14.05.2014    Recklinghausen    Island one way show
15.05.2014    Hamburg    astrastube
16.05.2014    Wuppertal    Bürgerbahnhof 
17.05.2014    Austria - Wien - Melodica Festival
18.05.2014    Berlin - OPEN DATE!
19.05.2014    München - Trachtenvogl
20.05.2014    Landsberg - O café
21.05.2014    Stuttgart -  Cafe Galao
22.05.2014    Kaufbeuren - Fotostudio Dorn
23.05.2014    Private concert.
24.05.2014    Ludwigsburg - Brückenhaus Ludwigsburg

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!
Svavar Knútur


Second leg of European tour coming up 

Hey hey you guys! Time for the second leg of my European tour  
Starting tomorrow (today, thursday the 24th) in Hamburg at the Hashenschaukel! YAY!

So, here's the full schedule. Can't wait to see you there! 

24.10.13 Hamburg, Hasenschaukel
25.10.13 Kiel, Prinz Willy
26.10.13 Nürnberg, Nürnberg Pop Festival
27.10.13 Freiburg - Litfass
28.10.13 München, Trachtenvogl
Tue 29.10.13 - Saarbrücken - Baker Street
Wed 30.10.13 - Landsberg - Ocafe
Thu 31.10.13 - Wien - Clash café
Fri 01.11.13 - Luxembourg
Sat 02.11.13 - Melodica Paris at le Bellevilloise

Love and joy,
Svavar Knutur

Two European tours coming up! Plus a festival in Caen, France. 

So, it's all going on these days. 
Ölduslóð is coming out on Vinyl in the U.S. and trickling back to Europe from our American label, Red Eye Transit.
But first, I'm coming back to Europe for two tours, one long and one short.

First tour:

Second tour:
24.10.13  - DE - Hamburg, Hasenschaukel
25.10.13 - DE - Kiel, Prinz Willy 
26.10.13 - DE - Nürnberg, Nürnberg Pop Festival
27.10.13 - DE - Freiburg - Litfass
28.10.13 - DE - München, Trachtenvogel
Tue 29.10.13 - DE - Saarbrücken - Baker Street
Wed 30.10.13 - DE- Landsberg
Thu 31.10.13 - AT - Vienna - Concert for Icelandic Students and scandinavian studies.
Fri 01.11.13 - LUX - Luxembourg -  Updown bar
Sat 02.11.13 - FR - Melodica Paris
Sun 03.11.13 - FR - Melodica Paris

I can't wait to see you guys again!

I'm loving this life!
Your friend,
Svavar Knútur
p.s. Ah, here is a version of While the world burns on the Ukulele with Markéta Irglová :D
It's great to be alive!

U.S. Tour going great plus sweet video 

 Hey guys :D
Just wanted to let you know, life's good. Had an awesome concert alongside Lay Low and Sóley at Infinity Hall, Norfolk CT. Full house and good spirits! :D
Some days are just better than others, and Gerri Griswold and her posse made this day amazing! Also, Tommie Gonzales from Red Eye Transit did not make it worse at all with his lovely company.

So, tuesday I'm playing at Pianos in the lower east side of Manhattan and some more gigs coming up, including Boston on friday and Saturday.

But in the meantime, here's a very nice video we made in the Faroe Islands in January, when we played my acoustic arrangement of the song Tokan / Þokan (the fog) that I co-wrote with faroese artist Marius Ziska.

Hope to see you all soon and if you like it, please share it :D Love! Svavar Knútur

Playing NXNE, loving Toronto to pieces! 

 Have I told you guys how much I love Toronto?
It's just the sweetest city and people there are so lovely. Everyone always just so polite and positive.
I'm playing at NXNE this weekend and just had a gig last night at the Red Rocket Coffee in Danforth. Those guys are amazing, just total darlings. Here: Check them out at redrocketcoffee.com.

But, on with the show, here's the rest of my schedule for Toronto, and I'm really sorry to put this up here so late. As I told you, I need a manager to keep my todolists checked...

Friday June 14 11 pm Tranzac Club
Sat. June 15 4 pm Trinity Bellwoods Park, Queen St. W. part of the 
Sat. June 15 9 pm Free Times Cafe, 320 College, E. of Agusta
Sun. June 16 2.00-5 pm National Day Picnic, Dufferin Grove Park, Dufferin South of Bloor, opposite Dufferin Mall RAIN OR SHINE

I'm so excited and it's always so much fun coming to Toronto. Hoping to meet up with all my dear Torontian friends!
Best wishes,
Svavar Knútur

Germany tour starting tomorrow! 

 Hey my darling friends! Here's the program for my upcoming tour of Germany!

Thu, 11. april Bochum - Luther´s
Fri, 12. april Solingen - Pfarrheim St. Katharina
Sat, 13. april Stuttgart - Café Galao
Mon, 15. april Tübingen - Vivat Lingua
Tue, 16. april München -Trachtenvogl
Wed, 17. april Kaufering - Town Library
Thu, 18. april AUS Dornbirn - Kulturcafé Schlachthaus
Fri, 19. april LUX Luxemburg - Decibel
Sat, 20. apri Hannover - Faust; Support for Eläkäläiset
Sun, 21. april Köln - Café Brussels (14.30)
Sun, 21. april Köln - Underground Support for Eläkäläiset
Mon, 22. april Düsseldorf - Brause
Tue, 23. april Saarbrücken - Manufaktur der Schönen Dinge
Wed, 24. april Braunschweig - Kaufbar
Thu, 25. april Berlin, Zimmer 16 -Weltmusiktage
Fri, 26. april Landau, Südstern - Hin und Her Festival
Sat, 27. april Nürnberg - Musikmesse
Sun, 28. april Hanau - Living room concert
Mon, 29. april Dresden - Jazzklub Tonne, Support for Borko
Tue, 30. april Hamburg - Freundlich und Kompetent

And here's a darling little web tour poster that you can post up on your pages if you like! :D

Hope to see you guys there :D