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Vigri is an Icelandic band with melodic and classical elements formed in Reykjavik 2009. The group consisted in the beginning only of brothers Bjarki and Hans Pjetursson and then later expanded into a five piece band. Atli Jónasson on drums, Þórir Bergson on guitar, bass, keyboards and brass, Egill Halldórsson on bass and keyboards.
Named for the last ship their Grandfather captained, Vigri’s music has the power and breath of Pink Floyd, and the enlightening melancholy whimper of Sigur Rós. As the brainchild of two brothers from Iceland, Vigri paves the way for melodies with enough power to rumble the foundations of the churches in which their debut album was recorded. With guitar riffs like depth charges, and powerful brass and keyboards, it’s no surprise that their concerts have received great critical acclaim for innovation and power, creating a dreamlike atmosphere with a majestic blend of pop and classical music.
“Pink Boats”, released in Summer 2011.Includes ten original tracks featuring a huge variety of instruments – from electric guitars, to the bells of Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik. “Pink Boats” was recorded mostly in old churches around Iceland to capture the unique atmosphere and sounds the wooden halls provided. The album’s name is derived from the red Icelandic sunset, which would lie over the sea’s horizon and turn all the boats from white to pink.
The band is currently in working on a new album, which is slated for release in the summer of 2012. And will do follow up tour in Europe in September