New Band of The Day: Vok
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Vök only have two recorded tracks online, however there's a sentimental instinct that the Icelandic duo are set to go far. Beat-maker Andri Már Enoksson plays saxophone over his simplistic percussion, whereas guitarist and vocalist Margrét Rán Magnúsdóttir offers a melodic atmosphere similar to The XX and a little closer to home, Björk. 'Before' is an impressive track with a melodramatic guitar riff and quiet, reverberated percussion. The track slowly picks up with Enoksson's talented saxophone riff. It works with the slow tempo guitar and layered vocals of Magnúsdóttir. She sings: "Can you tell me why, can you tell me how, what you've told me million times before." Vök's second track sees the duo sing in their first language - Icelandic. The track title "Ég bíð þín" translates to 'I'll wait for you' - I can only imagine the sombre vocal lyricism. Magnúsdóttir's vocal isn't as dominant in "Ég bíð þín", but it's still presentable and styled in a Björk like manner. You can really hear the ambience and Enoksson's standout saxophone playing in this track. The chorus has all the power and adventure as you would expect from The Knife. Vök seem to be going places with these two tracks, they're both outstanding.
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