Artist-2-Artist #6 GKR vs Úlfur Úlfur

Artist-2-Artist is back! It's our hard hitting series where we ask Icelandic artists to interview each other in order to reveal their deepest and darkest inner most workings. This week we got the cereal munching charming rapper GKR to ask a bunch of questions to the hip-hop duo Úlfur Úlfur. Both are the darlings of the Icelandic hip-hop…

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Ásgeir, Mammút, aYia & Sturla Atlas Playing The Great Escape 2017

Hands up who likes going to festivals? everybody loves going to festivals! Especially ones by the seaside where you can get delicious fish n chips, take a stroll on the pier and watch some of the best bands in the world strut their stuff... yes, you guessed it, we are talking about The Great Escape Festival happening in…

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Ösp Eldjárn :: Video Premier :: Travelling Man

Ösp Eldjárn is a gifted folk singer and has given us her latest, as yet unreleased video to premier to the world. The video in question is for 'Travelling Man' taken from her album 'Tales From A Poplar Tree' and features a VHS video of Ösp's family back in the heady days of Iceland in 1992. We asked her…

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Don’t Call It A Comeback :: Icelandic Bands Give us Their Thoughts On Who They’d Like To See Return

The comeback, it's a thing every band says they'll never do upon retirement. But everybody, deep-down, loves a flashy guns blazing comeback. Nothing beats a good old blast-from-the-past, a reminder of one's faded youth and glory... Some bands stay true to this resolution, some don't. We decided to play 'fantasy comeback' with a bunch of Icelandic artists to…

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EinarIndra New Single :: Ripples

EinarIndra recently sent us a brand new single. A delicately worded sad, yet, simultaneously happy electronic email it was. Attached within the mail was this brand new single 'Ripples' which was recently premiered on Acid Stag. We'll leave you with his words; "I just released my first track this year after a intense year of close relatives dying…

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Sigur Rós Announce Norður Og Niður Festival :: Welcome to Hell

Sigur Rós have revealed a brand new project; Norður Og Niður Festival which will see a takeover of Harpa in Reykjavík this coming December 26th – 31st 2017. This December Sigur Rós cordially invite you to go to hell...“norður og niður” means “go north and go down”, but translates more accurately as “everything’s going to hell”. For six…

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The xx Announce New Icelandic Festival :: Night + Day

Crikey! We have another festival happening here in Iceland! This is an absolute tastemakers paradise! The xx have announced that their Night + Day festival will be coming to Iceland in July after stints in Lisbon, Berlin, and Brixton. It’ll take place at a waterfall called Skogafoss that’s two hours away from Reykjavik, and it’ll feature (of course)…

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Secret Solstice :: 3rd & Final Announce Inc Agent Fresco

Secret Solstice Music Festival has added 37 new artists to their already packed lineup including legendary American hip-hop recording artist Ab-Soul, as well as locals such as Agent Fresco, XXXRottweiler, Exos and many more! This marks the 3rd and final lineup announcement for 2017 bringing this years edition of the festival to a total of 132 artists which will take over…

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Wacken Metal Battle Iceland 2017 Winners :: Une Misère!

Ladies and Gentlemen. We present to you the Wacken Metal Battle Iceland 2017 winners Une Misère Wacken Metal Battle is Wacken Open Air's unsigned band competition allowing the winning band in each of its 30+ participating countries to play at the world's biggest metal festival. By all accounts the quality of the bands in the Icelandic battle was…

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Milkywhale Release Debut Album

The electronic pop band Milkywhale has just released their first album simply titled Milkywhale. Milkywhale is the collaboration between singer/performer Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir and musician Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson (FM Belfast) that started working together in summer 2015. Originally, the outcome of their collaboration was intended to be a dance performance since Melkorka comes from the performing arts. However,…

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Hugar :: New Track :: Waves ft Arnór Dan

Hugar are a duo; Bergur Þórisson & Pétur Jónsson, they make very sad building orchestral and beautiful music. For their latest single they roped in Arnór Dan (Agent Fresco) to collaborate and sing with them. 'Waves' is an emotional wistful roller-coaster that plunges the listener, quite literally beneath the stormy waves of the ocean. Good stuff indeed. 'Waves'…

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IMX & RVK Jazz Fest @ Jazzahead 2017

All the Icelandic jazz heads recently came back from a successful mission at the German jazzahead! festival this year. jazzahead! is an annual exhibition and the leading meeting point for the international jazz scene hosted in Bremen, Germany. jazzahead! is one of the most important international networking spot for jazz musicians. Sunna Gunnlaugs, jazz musician and manager for…

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New Music You Need To Hear :: Júníus Meyvant, Andy Svarthol, Mammút & Sin Fang, Sóley & Örvar

Beginning of the month means, diving into the sparking waters of new tracks floating around in the ethos. This week we're taking a look at few new tracks from heavy hitters like Mammút, Júníus Meyvant and the sóley, Sin Fang & Örvar collaboration as well as new kids on the block Andy Svarthol! A mixed bag it is, and a delicious…

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Vök Debut Album :: Figure

Happy debut album release day Vök! Finally, after two EPs, it´s time for the world to get into the full length vibes of Figure. Figure is full of distorted pulses, near-whispered melodies, echoing guitars and dreamy hooks, and influenced by everything from The Weeknd and Little Dragon to existential sci-fi cinema, their ambitious first full-length spans a whole spectrum…

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Úlfur Úlfur New Album + Three New Videos!

Úlfur Úlfur have been very busy gearing up for a brand new album that has dropped today : Hefnið okkar, which translates to avenge us. The album is currently only available on CD as of now, and can be ordered via their website. Vinyl is promised later in the summer. Their first single from the album is on spotify…

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