Agent Fresco

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Agent Fresco
Agent Fresco @ Eistnaflug 2016 55.jpg
Background information
Origin Reykjavík, Iceland
Genres Alternative rock, alternative metal, progressive rock, progressive metal, math rock, art rock, post-rock, djent
Years active 2008–present
Labels Record Records, Long Branch Records
Website http://agentfresco.is
Members Arnór Dan Arnarson
Hrafnkell Örn Guðjónsson
Vignir Rafn Hilmarsson
Þórarinn Guðnason

Agent Fresco are an Icelandic band, combining pop, alternative, art, metal, and math-rock, formed in 2008 just weeks prior to competing in the Músíktilraunir (an Icelandic version of Battle of the Bands) which they won. They also won "best guitar", "best drumming" and "best bass playing". Their first release was EP Lightbulb Universe.[1]

The lead singer is Arnór Dan Arnarson (previously with Rosa - the Danish progressive-rock act from Sorø). Vignir Rafn Hilmarsson plays the electric upright bass, Hrafnkell Örn Guðjónsson the drums and Þórarinn Guðnason the guitar and piano / keyboards.[2]

In late 2010, Agent Fresco released their first full-length album, A Long Time Listening.,[1] Destrier followed, their second full-length album, in August 7, 2015.

Awards[edit]

Agent Fresco won a Kraumur Award for their album Lightbulb Universe.

Agent Fresco also in 2009 were named as the best new artists at the Icelandic equivalent of the Grammies - the Íslensku Tónlistarverðlaunin.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2008: "Eyes of a Cloud Catcher"
  • 2010: "Translations"
  • 2011: "A Long Time Listening"
  • 2014: "Dark Water"
  • 2015: "See Hell"
  • 2015: "Wait For Me"
  • 2015: "Howls"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.agentfresco.is/bio/
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  3. ^ http://www.vimeo.com/3281012