Icelandic natives HUGAR–comprised of multitalented instrumentalists and musicians BERGUR ÞÓRISSONand PÉTUR JÓNSSON–have forged a musical lane all their own with a genre-defying sound. Combining a shared passion for music and an impressive resume working alongside fellow Icelandic luminaries Björk, SigurRós, ÓlafurArnaldsand Jóhann Jóhannson, the longtime friends and natives of Seltjarnarnes began writing music together in 2013.
Through a series of impromptu sessions, Bergur and Pétur recorded and released their independent self-titled debut, a sweepingly multi-layered and ethereally ambient album, in 2014. Since then the duo have quickly amassed an organic following of listeners across the globe, racking up over 41 million streams worldwide on Spotify alone.
With acclaim from tastemakers at Rolling Stone,The Line of Best Fit, Clash, EARMILKand KEXP, Hugar now gears up for the next step in their musical journey, signing to Sony Music Masterworks for their major label debut.