The singer and guitarist Alasdair Roberts is one of Scotland’s most outstanding folk musicians and has released over ten records in his own name, most of them on the esteemed Chicago-based label Drag City. His record, entitled “What News” was among other things praised by the legendary English singer Shirley Collins as “album of the decade”. Last year Alasdair Roberts teamed up with a brand new band of creative performers led by Norwegian experimental folk/improv musician Hans Kjorstad. Kjorstad had a vision to connect Roberts’ take on folk traditions with a group of gifted musicians from the young Norwegian music scene. From this vision the band Völvur arose.
Their very first concert together took place in Oslo last year. After this they performed in Copenhagen and on Fanø. It was clear from the Danish shows that something truly special happened in the meeting between Alasdair Roberts and Völvur. Indeed the constellation are now ready to present their first album together, set to be released on Drag City in November 2020. And in November they will also return to Denmark to perform at ALICE. Something we’re very thrilled about.