LIVE: Kaleo

"Way Down We Go" with Kaleo at the Icelandic indie rock/folk/pop band's recent House of Blues performance on March 12, when Firekid opened.

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Kaleo headlined House of Blues on March 12, 2016.
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The Icelandic indie-folk/pop/rock band was originally scheduled to play Soda Bar but had to the move the show to a bigger venue when it sold out.
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Folk/bluegrass artist Firekid opened the show.
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Kaleo formed in Iceland in 2012.
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The band consists of Jökull Júlíusson on vocals/guitar (pictured), Davio Antonsson on percussion, Daníel Ægir Kristjánsson on bass and Rubin Pollock on guitar.
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They made their first public appearance at the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival in November of 2012.
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Their first single, “Vor I Vaglaskogi,” brought them heavy rotation on Icelandic state radio.
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That single was also included in the very first episode of the TV series “Trapped.”
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The band soon released their next single, “All the Pretty Girls."
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It broke the band worldwide, accumulating more than 3.5 million streams on Spotify.
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After signing with Atlantic Records and new management, Kaleo moved to Austin, Texas.
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Their performances at the 2015 South by Southwest festival garnered them inclusion on Esquire’s “40 Bands You Need to Hear” list as well as NPR’s SxSW feature.
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The band released their second single, “Way Down We Go,” on Aug. 7, 2015.
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The song was used on the soundtrack for the 10th episode of the TV series “Blindspot,” the FIFA 16 soundtrack and the season five finale of the show “Suits.”
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Kaleo’s third U.S. single, “No Good,” appeared in the promo trailer for the HBO series, “Vinyl.”
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Firekid is the musical brainchild of Dillon Hodges (pictured).
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Firekid also performed at House of Blues on March 12, 2016.
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Hodges won the National Flat Pick Guitar Championship as a then-17-year-old high school senior. He was the second youngest person to ever win the competition.
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The singer/songwriter’s style is versed in the folk and bluegrass genres with an indie-pop lean.
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Firekid have spent the last year touring the U.S. with Leon Bridges, Moon Taxi and the Bright Light Social Hour.
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The official video for "Magic Mountain" on Firekid's debut self-titled album, which came out last year, recently premiered on his YouTube channel. Check it out.
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