Niclas Thorsteinsson – Tunesmith and Performer

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Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Tidbits February 2018

Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Just a few tidbits from February 2018:

  • Captain Trips light is making his appearance known across the Faroe Islands. I’ve been unusually ill for about 10 days (but it’s finally getting better). An amazing amount of people have been ill, particularly men.
  •  Sickness perk: I’ve been catching up on some reading. Just finished Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner which was great. I have now moved on to The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, equally great so far.
  • I’ve begun working on a few songs to release under my own name. Fun times.
  • The Reverends are working on three new songs so things are progressing nicely.
  • I’m frying five eggs right now.

Reverends Tidbit the Unwholesome


The Reverends are acting up again. After some members in our band have had personal problems to deal with, we’re sort of back on track, meeting every Wednesday evening for songwriting and jamming. Good fun. The first confirmed concert will be on july 6th at Maggies in Nólsoy. Jolly good. Around 4-5 more dates are on their way. Yup, we got the band back together again.

The Reverends – Ride On

A track from our first album.

Reverends News

The Reverends are looking into new online distribution for our upcoming release. There is a fuckton of options to choose from and all we know is that we want it to non-exclusive and that rules out our old label, Tutl. Why non-exclusive? Well, in the current landscape of the internet and the maelstrom that is modern creative rights, it seems like a far better option to retain the rights to our own recordings.

Anyways, the first song of three is called Sometimes I Wish and we’ve finally OK’d the last mix from producer extraordinaire, Óli Poulsen. Hence it will be released fairly soon. More on this later.

Touch the screen! 

The Reverends were featured on Faroese television recently. The producer’s angle was to highlight creative differences in the band. Watch it here.

Sometimes I Wish 

Well, the abovementioned title is a new Reverends song which we recorded two months ago and did some more work on tonight. We redid the intro with what can best be described as some kind of warm 70s inspired minimalism. Looking forward to releasing this one fairly soon. We’re in the process of figuring out which platform to use.

We’ve been recording!

Finally some time in the studio. Great fun. Three songs done. Will be released fairly soon. TBA.

Bubble Boy Day 1 to 4 – Aaaand we’re off.

Mr Rehearsal

Day 1 Thursday

Got up at 6:30 a.m. and did my morning routine. Arrived at work at 7 a.m. (my job is 5 minutes away) and worked till 3 p.m. Went home, took care of a few errands and ate an early dinner. Rehearsed with The Reverends from 5 to 7.30 p.m (we have a biker gig on Saturday). Came home, ate, looked after Olivia who was throwing fits left and right. I think she’s going through a difficult period. After the kids had gone to bed, Annvør and I chose photos for this large 21 picture photo frame we want in our living room.  With the luxury of choosing 21 photos we thought we had an easy task ahead of us. Ehm, no. But we got there in the end. Hopefully, our various relatives won’t feel too slighted by our choice of pictures or by being left out. Oh, what tangled webs and all that.

As previously stated, I haven’t committed to any specific tasks yet and have only made a list of what I’m allowed to and not allowed to do, just to see if anything productive will develop naturally. I don’t have any high hopes of that happening, so by next week I’ll start demanding a bit more from myself. The weekend is full of birthday preparations, gigs and work. I’ll update this post as the days go by. Thirty individual daily posts would just be annoying.

What else? Kris Kristoffersen is in town. I’ve seen him in concert before and haven’t really had time to go this time around. The man is 80 and making the rounds all over the islands. With a cold, even. We’re all mightily impressed down here. Gotta love the guy.


Day 2 Friday

Ári sprained his ankle a few days ago and could barely walk this morning so he’s definitely going seeing a doctor.

…and for some reason it’s been next to impossible to get a doctor’s appointment lately  (I’m looking at you, Miðlon) so Ári won’t see a doctor till Monday.

What else? I made brownies, bought stuff for my birthday, rehearsed for three hours with The Reverends and did a whole bunch of maintenance stuff. Long day.


Day 3 Saturday 

My birthday. Annvør and I spent the whole morning preparing and then we had our closest relatives over for brunch at 11 a.m. I always prefer a small party over a large gathering where I don’t have time to talk to everyone. So definitely cozy time. Afterwards I went down for a sound check and subsequent gig with The Reverends. Went great and we had fun. I might get a hold of a few photos later.


Day 4 Sunday

Slightly hung over when I woke up, since I had a few beers last night. It passed quickly and Annvør and I had breakfast and played with Olivia. Had a shift from 12 – 8 p.m.  Devilishly tired when I got home and am now heading for bed at 10 p.m. since I’m getting up at 6.30 tomorrow.

It did happen.

The Reverends at the Summer Festival in Klaksvík.

All photos by Hjalmar Jóhan Juul

KóriðNic 2 Kristin LeaJanusAnna 3 PauliNic Rúni 2 Vinjar

Week 5 – with update


This week will mostly be spent on rehearsals and a subsequent gig with The Reverends at the Summer Festival in Klaksvík. We have extra backup singers, a violinist, a pianist and more so that’ll be fun. Great people.

Hence, I won’t be overly focused on my regular goals, however playing a gig and rehearsing is most certainly part of the plan. 

ToDo for week 5:

  1. Have fun rehearsing and playing at the Summer Festival in Klaksvík.
  2. Work on goal #89 (create track in home studio) if possible.
  3. Work on goal #91 by moving our savings together and figuring out how much we need per month (been using YNAB for several years so this should be easy).


  1. Have fun rehearsing and playing at the Summer Festival in Klaksvík. (done!). 
  2. Work on goal #89 (create track in home studio) if possible. (didn’t find the time).
  3. Work on goal #91 by moving our savings together and figuring out how much we need per month (been using YNAB for several years so this should be easy) (done!). 


Well, I got 2 out of 3, which is quite ok considering the amount of rehearsals we had. We had a great time playing playing at the Summer Festival. I’ll see if I can post a few pics if I get permission from the photographers. This sunday I spent maybe 2 hours on figuring out our finances and everything taken into account it looks like we’ll be purchasing a home here in Tórshavn—or perhaps in Velbastað or Hvítanes— in about 18 months or so, so that’s quite exciting.

Well, onwards onwards onwards. Week 6 coming up.

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