Björk & Agent Fresco Top Icelandic Music Award Nominations

The Icelandic Music Awards have been revealed. Björk and Agent Fresco are nominated for the most amount of awards with a whopping five and six noms respectively! Here are all the nominations in their full glory: Album Of The Year - POP Björk - Vulnicura dj flugvél og geimskip - Nótt á hafsbotni Helgi Björnsson - Veröldin er ný…

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PJ Harvey, Julia Holter + múm with Kronos Quartet Confirmed For Iceland Airwaves 2016

HOLD THE DAMN PHONE! Iceland Airwaves 2016 has confirmed their first round of acts will include PJ Harvey, Julia Holter and múm with Kronos Quartet. Also on the bill so far are Lush, joining a wealth of Icelandic acts from the prodigiously talented city of Reykjavík and surrounding areas. This positively hot spring of Icelandic acts include: Axel…

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Music Reach :: Video Focus :: Skelkur í Bringu

Did you know that the woman behind dj. flugvél og geimskip also fronts a punk band too? The more you know... this band is a loose three piece unit that call themselves Skelkur í Bringu which translates to terror!  You have been warned... Watch Skelkur í Bringu as they perform their track 'Eyðimerkursvín' which means desert pigs, during a rip…

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Sónar Reykjavík – Staff Picks

The fourth edition of Sónar Reykjavík is happening in February. This festival has been crushing it, bringing the Crème de la crème of what's hot in the international electronic/dance world to Reykjavík. Simultaneously, the festival showcases the local talents of Icelandic performers giving them a chance to display the cut-of-their gibs to the assembled audience that come from far and…

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Aldrei Fór Ég Suður Announce Line Up!

Aldrei Fór Ég Suður is a really cool, fun festival, held each year in the town of Ísafjörður in the West Fjords. Literally translated to 'I never went south' the festival is a celebration of the town and the vibrancy of the music scene up in the west. The festival is always a free affair and open to all,…

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Misþyrming :: Artist In Residence :: Roadburn Festival 2016

Roadburn Festival in Holland has become Europe’s leading underground festival for psychedelic, avant-garde, doom or any other variation of leftfield sonic pleasures that push the boundaries of music. Each year the wildly popular festival announces an Artist in Residence, and this year the honor goes to Misþyrming! Historically speaking, Roadburn’s Artist in Residence is usually an older, established act…

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Sónar Reykjavík Presents Sónar+D

Sónar Reykjavík is just around the corner, and the organizers have added another bow to their already impressive string by introducing Sónar+D. The intention of this new addition is to create an international conference covering the digital transformation of the creative industry to develop and strengthen talent, exchange of knowledge and establish business opportunities. The special +D program will…

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Radiohead To Headline At Secret Solstice Festival

In very exciting news, Secret Solstice have announced Radiohead as their huge headlining act for this years summer festival. This will be Radiohead's first time performing in Iceland, so everyone is understandably very excited at the prospect of seeing such an iconic band playing in the middle of the midnight sun. Although this may be their first time…

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Music Reach :: Video Focus :: Low Roar

Low Roar had an incredible 2015, they played in excess of 100+ gigs, toured with the likes of Hozier, Active Child and many many more. Check out their recent interview they did with us here. By the time they got to Airwaves in November last year they were a well oiled machine, performing their craft with grace and…

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Kúra :: Our Sun :: New EP

Kúra are an Icelandic/Danish electronic duo, based out of Reykjavík and Copenhagen. They have just released a band new EP called "Our Sun". The Icelandic songstress Fanney Ósk Dórisdóttir and the Copenhagen-based, Danish-Icelandic producer Brynjar Bjarnfoss, have for a number of years created their own unique brand of electronica with a special Nordic vibe. The duo rose to…

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Icelandic Bands :: Reveal New Years Resolutions

It's always good to find out what bands are planning for the year ahead so you can keep tabs on them/get excited for imminent releases and such. You know what is even more more fun? Finding out their New Years Resolutions. Join us on a journey as we trawl the depths of our local hero's brains to see…

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NEW Music You NEED To Hear :: GKR + More!

Happy January people! We made it to 2016! We have an exciting year of fresh new Icelandic music awaiting us, quite frankly, we can feel it in our bones, it's going to be a corker of a year for us all. Let's kick off the new year by introducing some sweet new sounds you need to hear. GKR…

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Lady Boy Records :: LB013

Local DIY label Lady Boy Records have released their annual compilation album that features some of the best weird, noise and experimental sounds from around Iceland today. Simply called LB013 the album is a limited edition Purple hub cassette, laser etched clear case. All the cassettes are numbered. This is the label's fourth compilation and features: Deborah Arenas, ThizOne, Laser…

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Teitur & Björk Nominated For Phonofile Nordic Music Prize

The Phonofile Nordic Music Prize Returns for a Sixth Edition! Back in 2010, Icelandic musician and much loved Sigur Rós member Jónsi stepped up to the podium at Oslo’s by:Larm Festival to become the first ever winner of the newly introduced Nordic Music Prize, an award which recognises outstanding musical creativity through selecting a best album from the…

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Iceland vs Denmark In Music Quizz By Magma

Wanna watch a bunch of musicians and composers guess what music they are listening to? The music quiz is back baby, but this time with a twist. It's a Nordic country stand off with Iceland vs Denmark. The modern age has yielded a society with an insatiable desire for quiz shows, so Nordic contemporary music website Magma has…

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