Icelandic natives Hugar – comprised of multitalented instrumentalists and musicians Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson – have forged a musical lane all their own with a genre-defying sound. Combining a shared passion for music and an impressive resume working alongside fellow Icelandic luminaries Björk, Sigur Rós, Ólafur Arnalds and Johann Johannson, the longtime friends and natives of Seltjarnarnes began writing music together in 2013. Through a series of impromptu sessions, Bergur and Pétur recorded and released their independent self-titled debut 'Hugar' the following year, making it available for free on their website. The sweepingly multi-layered and ethereally ambient album quickly amassed an organic following of listeners and has since racked up over 30 million streams worldwide on Spotify alone. With acclaim from tastemakers like The Line of Best Fit, The Independent and The Guardian, Hugar now gears up for the next step in their musical journey, having recently signed to Sony Music Masterworks. The highly-anticipated new music is set to arrive alongside a robust touring schedule of headlining shows in Europe and Asia as well as festival appearances, including Hugar’s third consecutive year playing the Iceland Airwaves festival.


  • Hugar Album 'Rift' Out Now

    Hugar Album 'Rift' Out Now

    28th January 2022

    Rift by Hugar, out now! Hugar are a duo interested in what happens when you pull things apart. Songs. Ideas. Even entire countries. For them, the void one creates is fertile ground for new ideas and new beginnings – the rift as a source...

  • Sony Masterworks & Wise Music Group Announce Strategic Partnership

    Sony Masterworks & Wise Music Group Announce Strategic Partnership

    3rd December 2020

    Sony Music Masterworks, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Wise Music Group today announced a new strategic partnership to identify and sign top artist and composer talent.Masterworks and Wise Music will work together to sign new...

  • Hugar Release New Single

    Hugar Release New Single

    29th April 2020

    Multitalented Icelandic duo Hugar have released a new single and announced their upcoming album The Vasulka Effect: Music for the Motion Picture, released through Sony Music Masterworks. The new single 'Faded Reflection' is a hypnotic web...