Icelandic artist Júníus Meyvant signs with Glassnote Records

Júníus Meyvant is the stage name of Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson …

Júníus Meyvant is the stage name of Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson who grew up in the Westman Islands on the South coast of Iceland. Photo/Sigga Ella

Júníus Meyvant has released a brand new single entitled ‘Let It Pass’. The track is the latest to be taken from his forthcoming second album ‘Across The Borders’ which is set for release on Jan 25th 2019 via Record Records / Glassnote. The new single lands as Júníus Meyvant makes his return to the stage with a homecoming show at Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavik this weekend.

 Typical of the rich orchestration and soulful, charming melodies in Júníus Meyvant’s work, ’Let It Pass’ is the central feel-good moment on the album. Speaking about the unusual origin of this track, he says: ‘Let It Pass' came to me in a dream. My wife woke me up because I was beatboxing in my sleep. In this dream my good friend Andri, who helped me a lot in the making of this album, was running around a chair screaming ‘RECORD THIS! IT’S A HIT!’ In the background I could hear the melody of this song and the chorus was going: ‘Let it pass, let it pass.’ The next thing I know, my wife is standing over me asking what I’m doing with my mouth. I jumped to my feet and recorded the song there and then on my phone.”

Listen to ‘Let It Pass’ HERE. 


‘Across The Borders’ was recorded at the renowned Hljóðriti Studio on the outskirts of Reykjavik, and engineered & mixed by Guðmundur Kristinn Jónsson (Ásgeir, Erlend Oye, Hjálmar). The richly orchestrated album embraces a wide palette of sounds and is awash with soulful, charming melodies. Throughout the eleven tracks, the natural warmth of Júníus Meyvant’s unmistakeable vocals are matched and heightened by a full string section and brass ensemble, creating a hearty wall of blissful sound. ‘Across The Borders’ showcases the very finest of Júníus Meyvant’s freaky-folk pop.

Following the release of ‘Across The Borders’, Júníus Meyvant and his band will embark on an extensive European headline tour throughout February & March 2019. The UK leg of the tour will take in London, Manchester, and Bristol, marking Júníus Meyvant’s first UK shows since 2017. Full upcoming international tour dates are listed below and tickets for all dates are on sale now from HERE. 


7-10 Nov - Iceland Airwaves, Reyjavik, IS

Thu 14 Feb - Paradiso (upstairs), Amsterdam, NL

Sat 16 Feb - Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DK

Sun 17 Feb - Nalen Klubb, Stockholm, SE

Mon 18 Feb - John Dee, Oslo, NO

Tue 19 Feb - Pustervik, Gothenburg, SE

Wed 20 Feb - Train, Aarhus, DK

Thu 21 Feb - Nochtspeicher, Hamburg, DE

Fri 22 Feb - Artheater, Cologne, DE

Sat 23 Feb - Le Backstage, Paris, FR

Mon 25 Feb - Village Underground, London, UK

Tue 26 Feb - Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK

Thu 28 Feb - Thekla, Bristol, UK

Sat 02 Mar - AB Club, Brussels, BE

Mon 04 Mar - Bogen F, Zurich, CH

Tue 05 Mar - PPC, Graz, AT

Wed 06 Mar - WUK, Vienna, AT

Thu 07 Mar - Rock Café, Prague, CZ

Fri 08 Mar - Bi Nuu, Berlin, DE




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