At just 21 years of age, the Icelandic release of Dyrd í dauðathogn last September made Ásgeir something of a sensation in his native Iceland. His beautiful, melancholic songs and their unusual poetry -- the lyrics are mostly written by Ásgeir's 72 year old father - have captured Icelandic popular imagination, the album becoming the country's biggest selling debut by a home grown artist with almost 10% of the Icelandic population now owning a copy.

With lyrics newly translated by John Grant, Ásgeir is preparing for the world-wide release of In The Silence - the English-language version of his debut album, Dyrd í dauðathogn - on the 28th October 2013.

Earlier this year the success of Dyrd í dauðathogn was recognised with no less than four Iceland Music Awards and a nomination for the prestigious Nordic Music Prize.