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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Jóhann Jóhannsson :: BAFTA & Oscar Nomination for ‘Sicario’ Score

Congratulations to Jóhann Jóhannsson who has just received his second BAFTA nomination. This year he has been nominated for Best Film Score for ‘Sicario’. UPDATE: The composer is ALSO nominated for an Oscar for the ‘Sicario' soundtrack! The man is on FIRE right now. Jóhann Jóhannsson is currently up for a Grammy Award right now as well, for Best…

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Axel Flóvent, Pink Street Boys, Muck & More For Eurosonic 2016

Eurosonic 2016 is upon us. The annual four-day showcase festival that takes place in the picturesque town of Groningen, The Netherlands is always renowned for it's excellent music selection. Artists featured in the festival often go on to big things, so it's a great opportunity for bands to show their talents to the assembled industry heavy crowd. This year…

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Sónar Reykjavík – Final Artist Announcement Inc: Vök & Tonik Ensemble!

The Sónar countdown has begun! Four weeks away from the fourth edition of Sónar Reykjavík and a bunch more Icelandic names have been added to the final line up. These include: Vök, Ruxpin, Futuregrapher and Halleluwah. From the thriving DJ scene : DJ Tommi White, BenSöl, RVK DNB, Rix, the DJ duo KSF and Óðinn who will be representing Thule…

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Sóley Sunset Video From Ezera Skanas

Sóley performed a magical sunset concert recently at a very unique festival in Latvia recently, where everybody watches the beautiful performances whilst floating on tiny boats. This video is an absolute must watch, expect goosebumps! Watch Sóley perform 'I'll Drown' below: Ezera Skaņas is a musical, visual and metaphysical event that begins before sunrise at 5:00 AM on…

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Kraumur Awards Announced!

The Kraumur Awards have been announced, and six very talented Icelandic artists have received awards for outstanding creativity and originality for their latest albums: asdfhg - Steingervingur dj flugvél og geimskip - Nótt á hafsbotni Mr Silla - Mr Silla Misþyrming - Söngvar elds og óreiðu Teitur Magnússon - 27 Tonik Ensemble - Snapshots Congratulations to everyone! Now…

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