Keith Goldhanger, in association with Louder Than War, presents episode Six of his exclusive video-documentary series “Goldhanger Shorts” (more info here).

Today the focus is on Icelandic electronic band Vök.

I’d heard this Icelandic band about a week before the (Alternative) Great Escape in Brighton. The same day I interviewed Mile Me Deaf (Episode Five) and YipiOK (Episode Three). I wasn’t sure if I’d filmed enough to use to be honest as it wasn’t my intention to include this band until I heard the EP and realised that this band deserve to be seen and heard whilst they’re still appearing in small venues here in the UK.

This is another band I’ve seen a second time now and did manage to have a quick chat with Andri Már the saxophone player before they played at Birthdays, a tiny venue here in East London.

Hopefully they’ll conquer the UK eventually in the same way they seem to be winning over the rest of Europe. Photo’s appearing on their facebook page during the summer in front of hundreds of wide eyed music lovers indicates that we’ve been fortunate seeing these in smaller intimate rooms this year.

Their name rhymes with Bjork and you can find them on Facebook if you wish, right here, or on the twits as @vokmusic

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All words by Keith Goldhanger. More writing my Keith on Louder Than War can be found at his author’s archive. You can also find Keith on Facebook and twitter, @hideouswheelinv.

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Keith Goldhanger -- Spent the 90's as a frontman with London noisemerchants HEADBUTT - spent the 80's in "Peel favourites" BASTARD KESTREL. Spent a few years mashing up tunes and remixing bands as HIDEOUS WHEEL INVENTION. Is often out and about getting in the way of things and bumping his head on low ceilings - drinks real ale, takes photo's has made a few short films. Will give your band the time of day but will dislike any band that balances full pints of alcohol on the top of guitar amps (Not keen on lead singers that wear hats either).


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