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Júníus Meyvant – Neon Experience | FESTIVALPHOTO

Júníus Meyvant – Neon Experience



New Single Out TODAY

“Blends soulful punch and bittersweet folk edge to great effect.” –Irish Times

“Generously melodic material and extraordinary soulful and pleasant listening” –Gaffa

“Júníus Meyvant, Iceland’s guitar savant, creates a rippling suite of Patrick Watson storytelling, recalling the John Mayer era of playing chess with a “salt and pepper shaker” all bundled up in artfully shaped Ben Howard guitar picking” –Consequence Of Sound

Westman Islands singer-songwriter Júníus Meyvant has recently caused big waves in Scandinavia after being the star of the Icelandic Music Awards-winning Best Newcomer and Best Song as well as being nominated for Best Male Singer and Best Song this year.

From relentlessly touring and selling out halls and venues across Europe, Júníus has been receiving a lot of recognition from his unique soulful folk-pop sound. This lead to plays on Radio X, BBC Radio London and Amazing Radio. Impressively, his debut single Color Decay caused quite a stir in his homeland-reaching number 1 on National Radio and then being chosen by KEXP’s Programming Director Kevin Cole as Song Of The Year. Moreover, Júníus’ fascinating guitar playing has left him compared to the talented Ben Howard.

Júníus Meyvant is back with his new single Neon Experience. By incorporating various fragments of soul, folk, pop and indie together, the result presents his creative abilities of the highest order. There’s depth, there’s feeling and intricacy, which the listener can wrap their ears in. The Aloe Blacc-style vocal performance with the Graffiti6-esque hooks, despite being 6 minutes long, can be heard repeatedly whilst retaining its magic. Oh, and there’s a mid-tempo sonic surprise in the middle…

Neon Experience is available TODAY, very much increasing the appetite for the LP Floating Harmonies, out 8th July.


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