Named after the Icelandic word for ‘hole in the ice’, Vök is comprised of Margrét Rán (vox/guitar/keyboard), Andri Már (sax/synth), Ólafur Alexander (guitar/bass), and Einar Stef (drums/percussion). Formed in 2013 by Margrét and Andri, the group was initially conceived to enter the annual and highly coveted ‘Battle of the Bands-esque’ competition Músíktilraunir, which Vök subsequently won. Previously winners include prominent Icelandic artists Of Monsters and Men and Samaris. Through their unique and lushly layered sound that blends electro and indie with forward-thinking pop and a self-assured aesthetic, Vök continues to cement their position as one of the most exciting alternative bands right now. Following two critically acclaimed albums, the new music signals an exciting year for Vök, with more to come. Vök are Margrét Rán (vocals), Einar Stef (bass/guitar) and Bergur (drums).