New music at Iceland Airwaves: Pascal Pinon – Árstíðir

What, the two-headed Mexican freak show performer? Er, no. This lot make kooky, delicate acoustic folk

If you Google "Pascal Pinon" your first result is likely to be a Wikipedia page about a Mexican freak-show performer – the two-headed Mexican – whose benign cyst was transformed to look like a second head. However, we are not covering Pasqual Pinon, but rather Pascal Pinon, an Icelandic four-piece who make delicate acoustic folk – you know, the kind that usually gets snapped up by large phone companies to give their adverts a sense of kooky wonderment. Formed by twins Jófríður and Ásthildur, Pascal Pinon were signed by the Berlin label Morr Music and were nominated for newcomers of the year at the Icelandic music awards. Morr Music plan to release their debut album in the rest of Europe in early 2011.
Pascal Pinon are playing this year's Iceland Airwaves festival


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