Follow JFDR, Wesen, Kreld & Indridi On Their Irish Tour :: SNAPCHAT!

This month a bunch of hot young Icelandic musicians are mounting a takeover bid of Ireland in an effort to spread the musical love between the two island nations. The tour will see JFDR ( Jófríður of Samaris & Pascal Pinon) play a total of 5 gigs around the emerald isle. Other artists include Wesen, Kreld and Indridi…

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Icelandic Music & KEXP Sitting In A Tree K.I.S.S.I.N.G etc

In anticipation of the 5th annual instalment of KEXPort festival happening 16 July, we decided to take a look at the unique relationship between our favourite radio station KEXP and Icelandic music. KEXPort is a yearly fundraiser held at Kex Hostel, helping to raise much needed revenue for the station through a 12 band marathon event. Playing this…

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NEW Music You NEED To Hear :: Pascal Pinon, Snorri Helgason, CeaseTone & Indridi

Howdy folks, it's that time again where we check out the latest singles being released by our fairest of musicians. We have new music from Snorri Helgason, Pascal Pinon, CeaseTone and Indridi! I hope you are as excited as we are to listen to these new tunes. Right now we're being treated to a wonderfully sunny spell, so…

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Iceland Airwaves Add Of Monsters & Men, FM Belfast, Prins Póló + MORE!

All righty... We're back on the Iceland Airwaves announcement bus... Destination awesome-town! The festival, which is less than 16 weeks away has squeezed some extra music juice out in the form of excellent Icelandic talent such as: FM Belfast Of Monsters and Men Prins Póló Rímnaríki Bootlegs Cryptochrome Teitur Magnússon Ylja Kiriyama Family Dream Wife B-Ruff Boogie Trouble…

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Júníus Meyvant :: Floating Harmonies

Today is the day that Júníus Meyvant releases his debut album Floating Harmonies into the world. It's been a long time coming. Fresh from a wondrous appearance at Roskilde Festival where he took us backstage through our snapchat channel (IcelandMusic), all the stars are aligning for a fortuitous album release... The record received an exclusive stream ahead of it's…

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Exos :: Downgarden

After 12 years and recent series of re-releases, on the 4th of July 2016 Thule Records finally offers a brand-new material – from the one and only, the Icelandic techno legend, Exos. The A-sides, Downgarden and Citrit are both hypnotic, yet unrelentless, techno grooves with dub influences – sure to be a essential in the record bags of…

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A Day In The Life :: Samaris

IMX spent a sunny day in Reykjavík with Samaris just before the band embarked on their 'Black Lights' album tour of Europe. Brendan Canty who also shot the MTV Nominated Hozier video spent some time filming with the trio as they hosted their listening party at the iconic record store 12 Tónar then performed at a fashion show for…

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Ólafur Arnalds Releases LateNightTales

Standing at the intersection where techno meets classical music, Ólafur Arnalds directs the newest LateNightTales. After releasing the breakthrough album ‘And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness’, in 2014 he was awarded a BAFTA for best original music for the TV series Broadchurch. Arnalds’ music has a quietude that seems perfectly apposite and that’s evident here as…

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Festival Snapchat Fever :: Follow Sísý Ey Over Glasto & Júníus Meyvant & Dream Wife @ Roskilde

There are two mega festivals about to kick off… exciting times! Roskilde and Glastonbury are locked and loaded and ready to go off, like a frog in a sock. There is a nice smattering of Icelandic bands tastefully scattered around both festivals, so keep your eyes and ears peeled… Heading to Mega-Monster festival Glastonbury this year? Well, take…

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Ólafur Arnalds New Project :: Island Songs

Welcome to Island Songs. A brand new project just announced by Ólafur Arnalds. Over the next 7 weeks, he'll be traveling to 7 different locations in Iceland – one per week – to record a series of new compositions. In each location he will be collaborating with local artists to create and perform a new song and each…

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Kaleo Dominate International Charts With New Album release :: A/B

Kaleo's album A/B which was released on Friday 10th June has already reached number 1 in the i-Tunes Alternative chart in the USA, the ninth place in the UK charts and the twelfth in Australia. Hailing from Mosfellsbær the bluesy rock four-piece are doing Iceland super proud right now. The band took to the stage of the Late…

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Úlfur Eldjárn Releases InnSæi – the Sea Within.

Úlfur Eldjárn is a multi-instrumentalist composer and electronic musician from Iceland, whose work for film, theatre and other media has been gaining attention recently. He’s also known as a member of the vintage organ cult band  Apparat Organ Quartet and for his adventurous and often experimental work as a solo artist, such as the interactive composition The Infinite String Quartet.…

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Samaris New Album :: Black Lights :: OUT NOW

The brand new album 'Black Lights' from Samaris drops today! Written and recorded over the past year in Berlin, Reykjavík and Ireland, ‘Black Lights’ is the trio’s most fully realised and accessible record yet - sung for the first time entirely in English, and headed up by gorgeous lead-off singles ‘Wanted 2 Say’ & 'Black Lights' (also out…

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Secret Solstice :: IMX Staff Picks

It's Secret Solstice time! The summer is here and it's time to get all wild and crazy for festival season. Everyone at IMX is pretty excited to be heading to the Secret Solstice festival next week (16-19 June). We decided to list our individual top three picks for the festival to share with you, dear reader, in case…

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New Hip-Hop Releases Inc: Sturla Atlas, Gísli Pálmi & Quarashi

Hey you guys, we got so much hip hop happening right now, we don't know where to start! It seems like Icelandic hip-hop is making a big impression both here and the rest of the world. Iceland Airwaves this year are shining a spotlight on the phenomenon.  Glacier Mafia and Kött Grá Pje have been added to a…

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