A lot of great things are coming out of Iceland and Vök is definitely one of them.

"Before" is the very first tune the band has recorded together and which has actually triggered the formation of the band. What a great way to start. I have been checking out what they have released after and for sure their sound has evolved and polished, so I felt like sharing the very beginning of Vök's journey as a band.

I can't help but think of The xx when I hear "Before" and its instrumentals: moody melancholic guitar,  simplistic beat and the general spacey feeling of the track. The vocals are reminiscent of Bjork and I think they go so well with the music.

Check out their KEXP live performance here, it's an absolute gem.

posted by Anna
January 2016