Týždeň :: Norway & Iceland Meet Slovakia

What is it like to be an 'outsider'? Good question... Týždeň Magazine decided to create a documentary and festival around the concept of being an outsider, and we're super happy to be working with them. The festival "Norway and Iceland Meet Slovakia – Art Festival Without Borders" will take place from 22 to 24 February 2017 in Bratislava’s KC Dunaj…

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Oration MMXVII :: Interview

Fans of the esoteric, black metal and all things dark are getting excited about the upcoming Oration MMXVII festival happening next month. The Icelandic black metal scene has been steadily growing and gaining recognition over the past couple of years and is now in better shape than ever before. Bands like Svartidauði, Misþyrming and Sinmara have been touring…

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Dark Music Days Festival 2017

Dark Music Days is an annual festival of contemporary and new music which takes place during the darkest period of the Icelandic winter at the concert hall Harpa in downtown Reykjavík. The festival was founded in 1980 by the Iceland Composers Society as a platform for Icelandic composers to present their work. Today the festival is a platform…

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East Of My Youth :: Debut EP

East Of My Youth have released their very first EP! It's a very generous six track self titled release featuring: Words, Sirens, Mother, Only Lover, Stronger and You are the one (Adanowsky). The latest single Stronger even has a brand new video to accompany the song for it's release. The girls have been wow-ing the international scene with slots…

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New JFDR Video :: Airborne

JFDR is poised to take the world by a very quiet but powerful storm this year. Having fronted some of the most successful Icelandic bands in recent history (Samaris, GANGLY, Pascal Pinon), Jófriður has turned her attention to a solo project known as JFDR. Björk recently name checked her as one of her inspirations, no less. JFDR’s debut…

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Eurosonic 2017 :: 7 Icelandic Bands :: REYKJAVÍKURDÆTUR, ADHD, STURLA ATLAS, MANI ORRASON ++

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…

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In The Company Of Men :: Krabbinn

Hardcore act In The Company Of Men, released their debut LP, Krabbinn on the 23rd of December. Krabbinn by In The Company Of Men The album is a 12 song juggernaut that blends together elements of hardcore, metal and grindcore. In support of the release, last week ITCOM also dropped a video for the song CWC off the…

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Farewell Retro Stefson 2006-2016

Retro Stefson, a baby band that grew up into a fully grown up adult band have decided to take an indefinite hiatus after an amazing 10 years making music together. Although it's terribly sad to say goodbye, they are leaving us with a sweet parting gift; a whole new EP, no less called 'Scandinavian Pain' The band are…

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Panos From Komodo :: A Safe and Convenient Place to Live Where the Sky is Blue and All Your Dreams Come True

Lady Boy Records is finishing up the year by squeezing out just one more release for sludge, garage doom band Panos From Komodo. Always doing things in a DIY or die fashion, they are sticking with their current casette tape formula with another limited edition (50) tape! Panos from Komodo "A Safe and Convenient Place to Live Where the Sky…

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Kraumur Winners :: Alvia Islandia, Amiina, GKR, Gyða Valtýsdóttir, Kælan mikla & Páll Ivan

It's award season so lets celebrate the winners of the Kraumur Awards! Out of the 25 nominated artists, the six winners are as follows: Alvia Islandia - Bubblegum Bitch Amiina - Fantomas GKR - GKR Gyða Valtýsdóttir - Epicycle Kælan mikla - Kælan mikla Páll Ivan frá Eiðum – This is my shit Congratulations! Get your ears around…

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Jóhann Jóhannsson ‘Arrival’ Score Nominated For Golden Globes!

Jóhann Jóhannsson's menacingly beautiful score for the 'Arrival' movie has been nominated for 'Best Score' at this years Golden Globe Awards. For “Arrival,” Iceland-born, Berlin-based Johann Johannsson used the film’s theme of communication between humans and extraterrestrial visitors as his starting point, with much of the music based on unusual vocal sounds. For “Passengers,” set on a spaceship…

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The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini

Emiliana Torrini has just released an exciting new collaborative live album! This is a live album containing ten Emiliana Torrini songs from her catalog along with two brand new songs. Seeing Emilíana and The Colorist Orchestra in concert is a truly special experience. They have a musical chemistry that is undeniable, and documenting the experience on an album…

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Kaleo :: #3 On Year-End Billboard Alternative Chart

Local boys done well, blues/rock band Kaleo keep making headlines. Their song ‘Way Down We Go’ ranks third on the year-end Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Not since 2012 have new rock artists earned such a high position on the chart, but that year, Gotye’s ‘Somebody that I Used to Know’ landed in first place. According to Billboard, Kaleo’s…

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Secret Solstice First Announce for 2017 Festival

The fourth edition of acts performing at Secret Solstice has been revealed! Taking place in Reykjavík over the weekend of 16th-18th of June 2017. Rock heavyweights Foo Fighters are back after performing in Iceland over 14 years ago. UK electronic legends The Prodigy, as well as Richard Ashcroft, formerly of The Verve are also playing. Iceland’s own pool of…

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Icelandic Christmas songs!

Seasons greetings to you men, women, heathens and lovers alike! Because it's Christmas, we have created a Spotify Christmas songs list, just because, that seems like the thing to do this time of year, right? The list will keep you entertained, making you feel suitably Christmassy without resorting to Slade, for the gazillionth time! Iceland is currently in…

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