Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson
|Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson|
|Birth name||Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson|
|Also known as||Daníel Ágúst|
|Born||26 August 1969|
|Labels||4AD, Kompakt, One Little Indian|
|Associated acts||GusGus, Nýdönsk, Esja|
Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson (born August 26, 1969) is an Icelandic solo artist, and a lead singer of the bands GusGus, Nýdönsk and Esja.
Daníel Ágúst has been part of the local and international music scene since he started his career with Icelandic pop sensation Nýdönsk some 20 years ago.
After releasing 5 albums with Nýdönsk, all of which were warmly embraced by critics and received popular recognition in his homeland, he produced an album with electronic rock group Bubbleflies.
It was around this time he branched out into acting in the National and Municipal theatres, playing roles in West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar (Pontius Pilate) and Stone Free. Film directors Arni and Kinski approached him with playing a lead role in their short film Nautn. It was with this film project Daníel founded GusGus in 1995 with Kinski.
The GusGus project became Daníel’s most commercially successful music venture to date, selling over 300 thousand records and touring worldwide.
His first solo album, Swallowed a Star, was released by One Little Indian in Europe (2005) and North America (2006).
During the years leading up to his first solo release Daníel was heavily involved in Iceland’s contribution to the Venice Biennale in 2005. This included acting in, co-directing, and editing the film piece as well as supervising the soundtrack for it.
Daníel formed a musical pet project, with heavy metal band Mínus front man Krummi, called Esja and released a self-titled album in 2008.
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