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Kaleo
Kaleo92ZEW.jpgKaleo performing in Alabama, U.S.
Background information
OriginIceland
Genres
  • Indie pop
  • rock
  • folk
  • blues
Years active2012 (2012)–present
LabelsElektra
Websitewww.officialkaleo.com
MembersJJ Julius Son
Davíð Antonsson
Daníel Ægir Kristjánsson
Rubin Pollock

Kaleo is an Icelandic rock band, formed in 2012. The band consists of JJ Julius Son (vocals and guitar), Davíð Antonsson (percussion and vocals), Daníel Ægir Kristjánsson (bass guitar), and Rubin Pollock (guitar and vocals).

Kaleo has released two studio albums, Kaleo (2013) and A/B (2016), as well as an EP, Glasshouse (2013).

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Musical style
  • 3 Members
  • 4 Discography
    • 4.1 Albums
    • 4.2 EPs
    • 4.3 Singles
  • 5 Tours
  • 6 References

History

The band's first major public appearance was at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival in November 2012. They gained fame after their song "Vor í Vaglaskógi" got heavy rotation on Icelandic state broadcaster RÚV's radio station Rás 2 and was featured on the station's top 10 list.[1] This song is also featured in the first episode of the TV series Trapped.

In 2014, the band gained further attention with their single "All the Pretty Girls", which garnered over 23 million streams on Spotify.[2]

In early 2015, Kaleo signed with Atlantic Records[3] and subsequently relocated to Austin, TX.[4] Throughout 2015, Kaleo got increasing attention in the United States. The band's South by Southwest (SXSW) debut in 2015 garnered press from Esquire's "40 Bands You Need to Hear"[5] as well as NPR's "The Austin 100: SXSW 2015 Feature and All Songs Considered SXSW 2015 Music Preview". "All the Pretty Girls" peaked at number 9 on Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs chart.[6]

In August 2015, Kaleo released the single "Way Down We Go", which also performed well. This song was featured in the show Blindspot, the FIFA 16 soundtrack, the season 5 finale of Suits, and in a trailer for the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.[7] In the US, it reached number 8 on the Adult Alternative Songs chart, number 9 on the Hot Rock Songs chart. The song also charted in Canada.

Musical style

Kaleo's music is influenced by folk and blues.

Members

The band is made up of:[8]

  • Jökull Júlíusson - Vocals and guitar
  • Davíð Antonsson - Percussion and vocals
  • Daníel Ægir Kristjánsson - Bass
  • Rubin Pollock - Guitar and vocals

Albums

  • 2013: Kaleo
  • 2016: A/B

EPs

  • 2013: Glasshouse

Tours

  • Opened for Vance Joy in Fall 2015.[16]
  • SXSW 2015 – Debut included performances at Pandora’s Discovery Den, KGSR, Neiman Marcus Make Some Noise, and more.[17]
  • Opened for the The Lumineers's Cleopatra World Tour in 2017

References

  1. ^ Iceland Review: Top 10 in Iceland
  2. ^ The Pretty Girls Spotify
  3. ^ Atlantic Records Artists Page
  4. ^ Band Puts Down American Roots in Austin
  5. ^ Esquire: 40 Bands You Need to Hear
  6. ^ Adult Alternative Songs Chart dated October 3, 2015
  7. ^ Orange is the New Black - Season 4 - Official Trailer
  8. ^ IcelandMusic: Kaleo biography
  9. ^ "Kaleo - Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Kaleo - Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Kaleo - Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Kaleo - Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Kaleo - Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Kaleo - Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Kaleo - Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  16. ^ Tour History from 2014 - 2015 - Kaleo Past Tour Dates/June 29, 2015/Bandsintown.com/Bandsintown
  17. ^ Arrives With “All The Pretty Girls” - Atlantic Records Official Blog/March 20, 2015/June 29, 2015/atlanticrecords.co/Atlantic Records/Smith/Ebonie
   

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Untapped Festival (Dallas, TX)
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O2 Institute 2 (Birmingham, United Kingdom)Buy Tickets
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