Reykjavik’s LOW ROAR (Socials: FB 70k+ | YouTube 3MM+ plays | SoundCloud 400k+ plays)
After moving to Iceland in 2010, Bay Area native Ryan Karazija wrote and recorded Low Roar's debut with the help of Grammy winning producer Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele). Releasing the album in November 2011, Karazija recruited drummer Logi Guðmundsson and the two toured Europe extensively, including early appearances at Iceland Airwaves & ATP Festival in 2014. Now with Leifur Björnsson on keys, Low Roar’s sophomore release “0", featuring Icelandic darlings Amiina on strings, is enjoying early acclaim.
2015 Festival Confirmations Eurosonic (NL), Airwaves France (FR), The Great Escape (UK), SPOT Festival (DK), Motel Moziaque (NL), Lowlands (NL), Haldern Pop Festival (DE), Krakow Live (PL), Iceland Airwaves (Local headliner - IS).*
Recent US Support Tours Hozier (April ’15), Asgeir (October ’14), Active Child (June/July ’15).
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"This stunning collection of 13 songs, such as the irresistibly lush "I'm Leaving" or the seductive "Vampire on the Fridge," are masterpieces in subtle evocative power. These are tracks that build, slowly gaining momentum with lilting melodies and waves of percussion, all topped off with Karazija's mellow croon."
"Beautiful and epic."
"... Acquainting new audiences with his raw, surrounding live sound, Low Roar's presence will continue to expand."
"Wonderfully evocative music..."
-- Hilly Dilly
"Cinematic, ethereal, chilly and amazing."
"Each note and texture has been perfectly placed, and in those areas where [Ryan has] let the song run its own course, the broad strokes of sound, and the rough-hewn production work cooperate in perfect harmony to create an atmosphere of quiet power that is hard to deny."
-- Hilly Dilly