Thursday, 24 January 2013


So I've only done a couple of 'Ones to Watch' sort of thing in the past - and I haven't done one for 2013 yet, - but one of the bands that would be on this list is Hymnalaya. They are an Icelandic band consisting of 3 main members, but are then accompanied by a whole host of others that play in the brass section, the rhythm section and strings and organ sections. Think of them as a modern orchestra. Currently, there is one single released called In My Early Years. A full album is due for release on the 8th of February which will be available to download completely free from their website where you can also download In My Early Years, again for nothing.

I don't know what it is about Iceland, but they seem to have a constant stream of musical talent- much like here is Scotland. From Sigur Rós to Múm, Ólafur Arnalds, Seabear and Of Monsters And Men, Hymnalaya have joined the ranks in Iceland in the hope of making it, and their quiet, yet passionate style of music is impressive and purely just lovely to listen to. They don't need to shout about their talent, the music speaks for itself.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent choice. Sign up at gogoyoko and stream the album for free...