Folk / Indie-Rock


  • From: Mosfellsbær, Iceland
  • Related Artists: Bon Iver, The Black Keys, Vance Joy

Firmly a phenomenon in their home country of Iceland, the four-piece band Kaleo is set to descend upon foreign shores in 2015, bringing their gorgeous blend of folk, blues, country, and rock to a wider mainstream audience in America. Their isolated heritage inspires a unique take on familiar sonic elements, resulting in diversity and freedom on each and every breathtaking track.

Best friends since attending elementary school in the small town of Mosfellsbaer outside of Reykjavik, bandleader JJ Julius Son, drummer David Antonsson Crivello, and bassist Danny Jones began playing together at the age of 17. Honing their skills, they played countless shows around the nation’s capital for a few years before adding guitarist Rubin Pollock to the mix in 2012. They named the band Kaleo, which means “the sound” in Hawaiian, and started their career in earnest with a handful of well-received shows at the 2012 Iceland Airwaves music festival.

Now, signed to Atlantic Records in the US, Kaleo has moved to Austin, Texas, and stayed busy recording new material with producer Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg). Their debut EP A / B, releases in June 2016, is sure to make waves all summer long.


Kaleo : A / B
  • Latest Album:
    A / B
  • Release Date:
    June 10, 2016

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