It’s been a while since we wrote in our diary, and a lot has happened since!

We’ve had a fantastic summer where we performed nothing less that six times during Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2014. It was very exiting and enjoyably intense, and a great way of getting in good stage-shape. 🙂

We had the opportunity of working with some great people: The saxophone player Mia Dyberg, who is one of the instrumentalists who really understands IKI’s sound and brings a new element to it. Also, we sang with the beautiful and talented folk singer Jullie Hjetland. And last but not least, we had a performance together with the danish writer Nicolaj Stochholm who just finished his collection of erotic(!) poems. It was an amazing experience to accompany his poetry, and the contrast between his and our voices worked very well, we think. So stay tuned – This cooperation is definitely going to happen again!

In august we had a lovely trip to the north of Norway (and when we say north, we mean it): Midnight sun and 10 degrees celcius! Varangerfestivalen was a blast. Not only did we get to do a workshop with young local singers and play a concert in Vadsø church, we also went sightseeing and king crab fishing in the middle of the night. With us on stage we had the norwegian singer Natalie Sandtorv, who inspired us all with her unique improvising language.

Remember some time ago, when we made a crowdfunding campaign? We finally finished the producing, mastering and and the artwork for our second album which is going to be named “Lava”.
We also signed with the record company DME, and later this month we’ll be releasing our first single “Bite”. So as you can probably figure out, we are sooooo exited to finally showing you the result of several years of work!

TOMORROW we are going on the Danish Delight tour in the Netherlands and Belgium together with the awesome afro band The KutiMangoes. We promise that we’ll post in our diary while we’re gone so keep your eyes on this diary or our Facebook page.

Until then
Love from IKI

collage LAVA