M-Band is the solo-project of the multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist Hörður Bjarnason. His music combines beat-driven nu-electronica with his heart wrenching tenor vocals, and has been described by many as atmospheric, captivating and dreamy. He works with a wide variety of influences, ranging from house and R’nB, to Arabian and Eastern-European world and folk music, but in the end his music is more than anything distinctively his own. His live setup consists of analog synthesizers, drum machines, samplers and loopers, enabling him to deliver a powerful and complex live rendition of his music.
Despite his young age, M-Band has had a prolific and diverse musical carreer. A classically trained pianist, he started his alternative music career playing with various bands in his hometown, a rural village in the South of Iceland, but soon found his way to the capital city, where he joined Retrobot, (winners of the 2012 Icelandic Battle of the Bands), and later, the electro-pop ensemble Nolo. Aside from performing as M-Band, he also collaborates with the electronic musician Tonik.
M-Band’s six-track ep, aptly named “EP”, was released to critical acclaim in 2012. His debut full-lenght album is out now and has in a short time gained quite attention and great reviews.