Iceland Airwaves :: A Tale Of 2 Cities :: Akureyri Calling!

Iceland Airwaves is making some big changes, and it's all good news! They are incorporating another Icelandic city into the fold...This can only mean one thing... ROADTRIP! Akureyri, in North Iceland, will be playing a larger role in next year’s Iceland Airwaves music festival. The tentative plans are to assign two or three venues to the festival, with…

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IMX Wrap Up :: 2016 :: Who Loved What & Why?

Oh boy, 2016 has been a wild and crazy year, on that almost everyone can agree. We've lost many iconic irreplaceable superstars, the world appears to be in the throws of a bonkers shakeup, and some would say we're heading to hell in a handbasket... BUT, at least we have music to lift our spirits up. We can always…

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Amiina :: Fantômas

Amiina's latest adventure, Fantômas, was originally composed as a live score to a silent masterpiece from 1913. Amiina's members decided right from the start that the music would also be able to stand on its own, independent of the visual narrative. Fantômas is melancholic and ethereal, yet full of suspense, pounding rhythms, and haunting melodies; A sound world…

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GKR Gets Mad Decent Love With ‘Meira’

GKR, the man who is quietly taking over the Icelandic rap scene with his heartfelt, positive, breakfast infused lyrics has just released a brand new EP and video. GKR has been getting numerous positive write-ups from i-D, Noisey, Fact, The 405, Line of Best Fit, and The Guardian and plays on BBC radio. Now, Mad Decent has joined…

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SURPRISE! New Bang Gang Track :: Dive into the Deep Blue Sea (feat. Esther Talia)

Barði Bang Gang is a deeply mysterious creature, full of surprises... He just did a sneak release of a new track called 'Dive into the Deep Blue Sea' (feat. Esther Talia) and it is very beautiful and dreamy indeed. We understand very little about the tracks origin however a little bird told us that it is the final…

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Sturla Atlas :: IMX INTERVIEW

Sturla Atlas are the 101 boys (downtown postcode of Reykjavík). They burst onto the scene in a flurry pink mopeds, singing about San Francisco, selling their own special apparel and generally making a hge impact on the local scene. Check out their mixtapes here. i-D can't get enough of them "there's no denying they're one of the coolest things…

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ADHD, East Of My Youth, Glowie, Mani Orrason, Soffía Björg & Sturla Atlas @ Eurosonic 2017

Arguably one of the most influential showcase festivals in Europe, Eurosonic Noorderslag is the place to be seen and heard to help boost up-and-coming bands career prospects. All the creme-de-la-creme of the music industry will congregate in Groningen, Netherlands this January to rub shoulders and book the next big things. Open to consumer and industry alike this is the perfect…

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Sónar RVK First Announce :: De La Soul + GusGus+ Emmsjé Gauti, Aron Can & Kött Grá Pje ++

First Announce vibes! How to get rid of the winter blues! Harpa Concert Hall in downtown Reykjavik will once again host next years addition of Sónar Reykjavik over February 16-18. Fatboy Slim is dusting off his mothballs and will be headlining the festival's closing night at the SonarClub stage. Other international headline acts announced are electronic live show maestros…

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Jón Þór :: Frúin í Hamborg

Songwriter and musician Jón Þór released his e.p. “Frúin í Hamborg” (2mf021) on the Scottish / Polish independent record label, Too Many Fireworks on 10th November 2016. Jón Þór has returned to his first love; jangly, guitar-heavy scando-pop with choruses that wedge themselves to your brain. He crafts his lyrics in Icelandic, giving him the confidence to explore…

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Ambátt Debut Album

Super lovely new album alert, by a a band called Ambátt who just released their debut album Flugufen. The single features the unmistakable guest vocals of Katrina Mogensen (Mammút). Flugufen was created by duo act Ambátt, a collaboration between Pan Thorarensen and Thorkell Atlason. The album is released on vinyl and as digital download and contains 7 new songs. The music…

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Video Premiere :: FURA :: DAYDREAM

We are super excited to present the world premiere of the latest video from the electronic artist FURA for her track 'Daydream'. We spoke to FURA about the video and get ready tear up; "Today is the day where my family dog will be put to sleep. We have had her for 12 years. She has cancer and…

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Inferno Metal Festival Dedicates Whole Day To Icelandic Metal

Inferno Metal Festival is the longest running and most extreme metal festival in Norway, and, arguably one of the most important extreme metal festivals in the world. They are presenting a very special event during their April edition of the Metal Festival where John Dee will be dedicated to the rising black metal scene in Iceland for one…

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Iceland Airwaves Wrap Up :: Winners & Grinners

Iceland Airwaves is done and dusted for another year. The hangovers are slowly clearing and people are getting back to their routines... ah, we at IMX are already missing the festival. Here is a small video recap of the bands and artists we found milling around the streets of the festival. There was a lot of press in…

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IMX Does Iceland Airwaves 2016

It's began! Hello Iceland Airwaves, our favourite week of the year! Check our socials for daily videos of things we get up to over the festival. Here is a quick snippet before the event begins proper... Iceland vs Ireland in a muso friendly 5-a-side football match! Featuring members from bands including Mammút, Fufanu, Samaris, Tófa and more... Iceland…

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IMX Presents Music Nonference 2016

We are very excited to be presenting the second Music Nonference during this years Iceland Airwaves Festival. Nonference will feature leaders in their fields, discussions and master-classes on topics within the music industry that really did deep, and hopefully provide some interesting info and general enlightenment. All the panels are open to any Iceland Airwaves wristband holders. We…

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