Following the release of his new album, Across The Borders, Júníus Meyvant and his full live band, including a brass section, is arriving in the UK this month to play a handful of headline shows as part of an extensive European tour. We spoke to the freaky-folk pop artist ahead of tonight’s show at Village Underground to find out a little more about him via some quick-fire questions.

Recorded at the renowned Hljóðriti Studio on the outskirts of Reykjavik, Junius’s most recent offering, Across The Borders, is a richly orchestrated album embracing a wide palette of sounds, awash with soulful and charming melodies. Throughout the eleven tracks, the natural warmth of the Icelandic artist’s unmistakable vocals are matched and heightened by a full string section and brass ensemble, creating a hearty wall of blissful sound. Across The Borders showcases the finest of Júníus Meyvant’s freaky-folk pop.

Following the album’s release, Júníus Meyvant and his full live band, including a brass section, is arriving in the UK this month to play a handful of headline shows as part of an extensive European tour, starting tonight, Monday 25th February, in London at the Village Underground.

We spoke to the artist ahead of his headline show to find out a little more about him via some quick-fire questions…

Three words to describe our/my music 
Cinematic Folk Soul

Favourite ever film…
Big Lebowski

Favourite instagram account…
All instrument accounts, especially @reverb.com

The best venue I’ve played…
Porgy & Bess in Vienna, AT. Very nice sound and vibes in that venue. The atmosphere was a great fit for my music.

The song I can’t listen to…
The Gummy Bear Song

The worst job I’ve ever had…
Fish head cutting

My favourite meal to cook…
Pizza

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
Tom & Jerry theme tune music

My Favourite word….
STRAX

If I had a superpower I’d want it to be….
To be always right

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
On the moon

I think you should listen to… 
Jan Jerri

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Howlin’ Wolf

Junius plays tonight, Monday 25th February, in London at the Village Underground.