The in sound from way out

Located in the eye of the stormy North Atlantic between Scotland, Iceland and Norway, the 18-island archipelago known as the Faroe Islands are famed for their brooding landscapes, Viking heritage and turf-roofed houses. Not so well-known is the country's burgeoning pop and rock scene, although with increased investment and a thriving pool of talent, that looks set to change.

Music, especially singing, has played a role in Faroese society since time immemorial, but in recent years, thanks to a trickle ...

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