Release Date: 09 September 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|Kaleo A/B Limited Edition Split Black/White Vinyl LP
Best friends since attending elementary school in the small town of Mosfellsbaer outside of Reykjavik, bandleader JJ Juliusson, drummer David Antonsson Crivello, and bassist Danny Jones began playing together at the age of 17 before adding guitarist Rubin Pollock to the mix in 2012. They named the band Kaleo, which means “the sound” in Hawaiian, and started their career in earnest with a handful of well-received shows at the 2012 Iceland Airwaves music festival.
The band made waves in their homeland with their 2013 self-titled debut album, which featured the jaunty folk-rock of “Automobile” to the lo-fi bluesy sketch “Broken Bones”to a modern remake of a traditional Icelandic tune.
Five singles off their debut would reach Number One and the album would go Gold, receiving high praise and sending the band to shows and festivals in Europe over the next year, including an appearance on the biggest stage in their home country, Culture Night, where they played to 100,000 people. Then, in the spring of 2014, Kaleo recorded “All the Pretty Girls” and in one night their destiny to outgrow their small island nation was cemented.
Drawn to Kaleo’s multi-layered dynamics, their ability to play different genres with equal skill, the vocals and mood reminiscent of everything from Bon Iver and Iron & Wine to The Lumineers and David Gray, and wise-beyond-their-years songwriting, the world came calling.
1. No Good
2. Way Down We Go
3. Broken Bones
4. Glass House
5. Hot Blood
1. All The Pretty Girls
3. Vor i Vaglaskogi
4. Save Yourself
5. I Can't Go On Without You