Low Roar is the musical vision of Ryan Karazija. Born in the Bay Area, spent his formative years playing in bands around Northern California before hopping a plane to Iceland where he relocated in 2010. That year, he recorded Low Roar’s self-titled debut in his Reykjavik kitchen. Quietly building buzz, he cut the critically acclaimed follow-up, 0, in a converted garage during 2014 before gracing the stages of Eurosonic, Airwaves France, The Great Escape, Iceland Airwaves and beyond.
This music turns moments of solitude into airy, ambient soundscapes materializing into anthemic melodies. No wonder that iconic Japanese video game creator Hideo Kojima was smitten by Low Roar’s music when he heard „0” playing in a record store while visiting Reykjavik. Low Roar’s “I’ll Keep Coming” and “Easy Way Out” soundtracked the two high-profile trailers for Kojima’s Death Stranding video game starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen and Guillermo del Toro.
Karazija spent most of 2016 traveling to Iceland, Sweden, Poland and Mexico before settling in Warsaw. During this time, he carefully assembled what would become his third full-length record, Once In A Long Long While [Nevado Music].
In the midst of his travels, he entered a London studio with longtime collaborator Mike Lindsay [Tunng]. Recording wrapped in Wales in the studio of producer/mixer Andrew Scheps [Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Hozier]. Ultimately, Once In A Long Long While reflects Low Roar at Ryan’s rawest.
The end of 2019 Low Roar will share with their fans a new studio album, recorded in Mike’s studio in Margate (UK). From the 9th of November Low Roar is going on a solo tour across Europe during which the audience will hear the premiere performances of songs from the upcoming studio album along with some older works, rearranged especially for this occasion.