AGENT FRESCO is an Icelandic band of startling originality known for its intensely dramatic performances of music combining the pop, alternative, art and math-rock genres.
At the heart of their sound is an intensity that flows through soaring rhapsodic melodies, free-floating lyrics, jazz-inflected harmonies, sideways-pulling polyrhythms and spasmodic eruptions of aggressive guitar, supported on drums by a rhythmic ribcage varying in style from spiffy to muscular. This is emotion-soaked music projected with a stylistic confidence that earned this band the highest rating (KKKKK) from Kerrang! Magazine for their performances at Iceland Airwaves. Oozing musicianship from every pore, this band is impressive at any scale: electric or unplugged, on the stage or in the studio.
Two European tours, in 2011 & 2012, have brought the band’s music to the attention of the continent’s music fans and featured appearances at Roskilde (DK), Eurosonic (NL), and Euroblast (DE) festivals, as well as performances at Reykjavík’s own iconic music festival, Iceland Airwaves. The strength of their performances at these and other festivals has won praise from international media such as MTV (US), Kerrang! (UK), Rolling Stone (US), Metal Hammer (DE), Eclipsed, (DE) Rockpalast TV (DE) and KEXP Radio (Seattle).
Agent Fresco are currently working on their second full-length album.
October 30, 2013
21:00 Reykjavík Art Museum
November 1, 2013
21:40 Harpa Norðurljós