Snævar AlbertssonBruger siden marts 2014
Icelandic artist Snævar Njáll Albertsson is the mastermind behind Dad Rocks!, the solo project of the singer and songwriter who initially rose to prominence with the Danish band Mimas. Albertsson writes songs that are always sincere, often related to aspects of modernity but seldom without an element of humour and tongue-in-cheek lyrics. The music is inspired by artists such as Bill Callahan, Owen, Why?, Akron/Family and Do Make Say Think. His unique mix of folk and pop combines complex guitar work with piano, trumpets, violin and sometimes even an entire brass band. In his music, Albertsson uses acoustic instruments to create an orchestrated sound that is also inspired by noise rock and electronic music.
The name itself, Dad Rocks!, is more than just a pun on the ‘dad rock’ genre: it’s a tribute to his kids, acknowledging that they are his primary source of inspiration. When describing the world around him, he is essentially reflecting on the world that his son and daughter will grow up in.
Dad Rocks! has played at festivals such as SXSW, CMJ, The Great Escape, Iceland Airwaves, SPOT, Berlin Music Week and Reeperbahn. Playing sometimes alone, sometimes with up to nine band members, Dad Rocks! has played more than 170 in the past couple of years around Europe, the UK and the US.