Plàsi & Axel Flóvent
Nordklang Festival, St. Gallen
Two of Scandinavia’s most prominent indie-folk artists Plàsi & Axel Flóvent have put their bands together and present an exclusive co-headline tour in Europe in September 2022. After both signing to Nettwerk the two met and found their shared vision of creating something bigger together through their synergies. The show will travel through 8 countries and 12 dates in a manner that we haven’t seen the two artists perform in earlier.
Swedish-Greek singer/songwriter Plàsi has since his appearance supported names such as Hollow Coves, Henry Jamison, and José González. With the latest recordings, he has decided to use his new personal escape as the setting for his most ambitious project yet - the sophomore full-length release Foreign Sea (2022). He introduced himself on the 2016 EP 'Now & Then', followed by his full-length debut, 'People', in 2018. After signing to Nettwerk, he built his own mythos with the 'Mystery' EP, with the title track being praised as “an acoustic folk gem” by The Line of Best Fit and “a sensationally moving folk piece” by Earmilk. The co-headline tour in September will follow the release of his new album.
Born and raised in the Northern fishing village of Húsavík, singer-songwriter Axel Flóvent has recently supported artists such as The Paper Kites, Juníus Meyvant in Europe and Radical Face in North America. Axel recorded his first EP ‘Forest Fires’ back in 2015, in Iceland where the songs were written under the influence of everything from Bon Iver to Bombay Bicycle Club. It yielded an international phenomenon in the form of the title track, generating over 50 million streams. At 19 years old, he moved to Amsterdam. He admits, "I was supposed to be in a music mecca, but I never left the apartment." So, he traded Amsterdam for the seaside town of Brighton when Axel felt a strong pull to return to Iceland, and chose to plant roots in the capital Reykjavík. After all his traveling he finished writing his debut album You Stay by the Sea about the search for a place to feel at peace. Tapping into the DIY spirit of his earliest recordings, but with a sense of refinement and newfound wisdom. ‘You Stay by the Sea’ is out now.