Published on Aug 14, 2013
Asgeir - Going Home (Live at 6 Towns Radio) August 2013.
Icelandic sensation Ásgeir Trausti joined Lee Barber in the 6 Towns Radio Studio on Wednesday 7th August 2013
He performed "Going Home" and told us the story of it being written by his father in a small Icelandic village and being assisted by John Grant to translate it.
Ásgeir also spoke of his recent success, touring and his thoughts on new acts trying to break the music scene.
Lee asked about the translation of his lyrics, Sigur Ros lyrics, as Asgeir spoke about them being nonsense and "Elf" language.
2013 has proved to be a fast paced year for Ásgeir as he warms up to the worldwide release of the English language version of his debut In The Silence:
February saw him presented with four Iceland Music Awards and nominated for the prestigious Nordic Music Prize on the eve of his Dyrd í dauðathogn's wider release in the Nordic countries.
He appeared at Sonar and by:Larm festivals the same month before making his US debut in March, including two SXSW shows.
In May Asgeir got his first exposure to UK audiences support[ng John Grant, with whom he has collaborated on an English language version of Dyrd í dauðathogn - In The Silence, produced by Gudmundur Kristinn Jonsson.
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