Júníus Meyvant

"With the breadth and depth of his songwriting, Meyvant is proving to be a fantastic example of the formidable musical talent coming out of Iceland." - The Line of Best Fit

The sound of Júníus Meyvant is a rich and afflicted take on freaky folk pop with a familiar and soulful feel.

Júníus Meyvant is the artist name of Westman Islands born singer-songwriter Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson. As a young boy he was an eccentric to a small degree and he only loved two things, skateboarding and painting. Every now and then he asked the Muses if he should learn to play an instrument but his wild and free behavior terminated his dreams as he was quickly suspended out of music school. All through his teens he rambled on without even considering becoming a musician or even playing any instrument.

In his early twenties Unnar stumbled upon a beat up guitar at his parents’ house and started noodling around. By playing the guitar he managed to tame his inner beast and his sense for songs and melodies burst like rockets. The uncontrollable urge for writing music and constant flow of ideas kept him tossing and turning every night and day forever and a day. For a while he filtered his ideas through a band that didn’t live up to his creative requirements so he decided to undertake his alter ego Júníus Meyvant.

The sound of Júníus Meyvant is a rich and afflicted take on freaky folk pop with a familiar and soulful feel. The feeling you get from listening to Júníus equally as comfortable as resting under a thick wool blanket with a hot cup of cocoa in or even when one settles with an exotic beverage on a hot sandy beach far and away.

  Júníus Meyvant highlights

  • Iceland Music Awards 2017
    • 5 nominations including Pop Album of the Year, Best Singer, and Best Composer
    • Won Pop Album of the Year for his debut album, Floating Harmonies
  • Iceland Music Awards 2016
    • Nominated for Best Male Singer and Best Song (“Hailslide”)
  • Iceland Music Awards 2015
    • Won Best Newcomer and Best Song (“Color Decay”)
  • Floating Harmonies selected as a top 10 album of 2016 by KEXP program director, Kevin Cole
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