Daníel Hjálmtýsson

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“The shattered do not break”
– “Birds” (2020)

Daníel Hjálmtýsson has been making sounds from early childhood, garnering acclaim for his mature approach to melody and harmony. Fronting garage bands and singing in children´s choirs along with studying music, Daníel grew into liking all kinds of different musical genres as a kid, making demos in his room and studying all different aspects of music. Daníel quickly grew out of wanting to classically study instruments and began getting to know them on his own. Often escaping cruel and harsh circumstances in his day to day and finding security and warmth in music.

Picking up the clarinet at age 6, Daniel gravited towards guitars around age 9 yet vocals became his main attraction. Still keeping with the attitude of trying to play whatever was around.

In Daníel Hjálmtýsson´s venture, that now finally emerges with official releases you can hear influences of the melancholic and melodic, the classical, the rock, the electronic, the ambient, the country folk, the dark and the light that make up the spectrum of Daníel Hjálmtýsson. Integrating the beautiful into the brutal and vice versa. Poetic lyricism creates a dynamic between Daníel´s worlds of his yesterdays, his dreams of tomorrow, fantasies and desires. 

Daníel Hjálmtýsson is Daníel Hjálmtýsson, Hálfdán Árnason, Dagur Atlason & Skúli Gíslason. Together the Icelandic act has released a demo EP in late 2020, a few singles in 2021 and their debut album, Labyrinthia, in late 2022 on lava colored and standard black vinyl via Reykjavik Record Shop. The band has toured various countries of Europe along with USA and is now working on it´s sophomore record to be released in early 2025 with further touring of Europe in late 2024 and throughout 2025. 


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