INTERVIEW :: Björk’s Homogenic 20th Anniversary Book :: Emily Mackay

As keen Icelandic music lovers will be aware of by now, our queen Björk has announced that she is releasing a brand new album very soon! When? Nobody knows? But what we do know is this, according to the magnificent Dazed & Confused interview is her 'Tinder album' after her breakup album. We are expecting her at her finest,…

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Iceland Airwaves Announce 40 New Acts Including GusGus, Aron Can, Joey Christ Plus LOADS MORE!

Iceland Airwaves is heating up! 40 new acts including GusGus, Pinegrove, IDER + Fazerdazer join the Iceland Airwaves line up! These acts join Reykjavík's finest festival alongside Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes, Sigrid, Michael Kiwanuka, Songhoy Blues, Àsgeir, Billy Bragg, Benjamin Clementine, Arab Strap, JFDR, Kelly Lee Owens, Aldous Harding and Mammùt. Simon Raymonde of Bella Union and…

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Reykjavík On Stage :: Brand New Magazine Launch

We are terribly excited to let you know, dear music lovers that there is a new magazine about to be launched by the name of Reykjavík On Stage. Celebrating the fascinating, weird and wonderful aspects of the Icelandic music scene all in one handy sized magazine. The first issue of Reykjavík On Stage quarterly magazine explores the diversity of…

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Cool New Video Round Up :: Hildur, Karó, Hafdís Huld & Epic Rain

We hope you are having a blast of a summer. It's sizzling hot music wise over these parts. Summer jams are springing up left-right-and-centre. The girls have been super busy releasing some super pop songs to keep your toes tapping whilst lapping up your sweet sweet ice-cream. We are super excited to bring you the latest tracks from…

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NEW ALBUM :: Stereo Hypnosis & Futuregrapher ‘Toqqissivoq’

Stereo Hypnosis & Futuregrapher collaborated on a beautiful new album together and created Toqqissivoq. Toqqissivoq was recorded on a beautiful afternoon in april 2017 in Sisimiut, Greenland. It was recorded in one take on two track tape, completely improvised and executed on the setting by the four musicians. The title, meaning “being calm” in Greenlandish, captures perfectly the…

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figureight Records :: IMX Label Focus :: Hildur Maral Interview

There is a new label, we want to say, in town, but this label exists in the ether... wherever it wants. Welcome to the world figureight. It's Icelandic Label Manager is a woman who roams the world, so in may ways the label is mostly Icelandic, due to the material they release, yet utterly rootless at the same…

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Úlfur Úlfur Announce First International Tour

Icelandic rap legends, Úlfur Úlfur have been making a big name for themselves within their home country, for a while now, often wowing international audiences at Airwaves etc. But now, its time for them to break out, and get on a big old tour to show their rap prowess to some key Eastern European cities. Úlfur Úlfur is not…

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Reykjavík Announced as Guest City for BAM Fest, Barcelona!

It's going to be Reykjavík in Barcelona at BAM Festival 2017 this september, with Emmsjé Gauti, Glowie, Grísalappalísa, JFDR, Kiasmos, Ólöf Arnalds, Reykjavíkurdætur, and Samaris! BAM Festival invites a focus city each year to participate within their cultural and music program, so this year will see a huge takeover of Icelandic artists in the sunny city of Barcelona! Eight super diverse Icelandic acts will be showcasing their…

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Sólveig Matthildur :: Unexplained Miseries & The Acceptance of Sorrow

For the few last years Sólveig Matthildur has been working as a musician in the synth punk project Kælan Mikla and running the record label Hið myrka man. Last year she moved to Berlin where she started her solo project; Sólveig Matthildur. Working primarily with synthesizers, strings and voices circling around 20 hz sine waves that eventually start…

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Mammút :: Kinder Versions

It's finally here! Icelandic bands often resemble a force of nature, and Mammút are no exception. What’s more, the quintet’s spectacular new album Kinder Versions is exactly the kind of volcanic presence that is sorely lacking in 21st century rock, likewise their unpredictable and uncategorisable shape-shifting sound, like a very modern twist on psychedelia. Mammút is Icelandic for…

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Nordic Music Days :: Southbank Center – London :: September 2017

Listen up UK folks, if you won't come to the Nordics, the Nordics will most certainly come to you! The very exciting Nordic Music Days 2017 has been announced and features a whole myriad of Nordic contemporary music. The world famous contemporary classical festival Nordic Music Days will, for the first time ever, land on UK shores and…

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Paunkholm :: Kaflaskil

The album Kaflaskil from the artist Paunkholm has been formally released on Vinyl. Kaflaskil is also available online at Spotify, cdbaby, tonlist.is and a lot of other music sites. Paunkholm is a solo project from Franz Gunnarsson who has been active in the Icelandic music scene for quite many years. He is best known for his work with…

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‘A Day In The Life’ with Joey Christ :: VIDEO

As you undoubtedly know by now, the rap/hip-hop scene in Iceland is a thriving entity. It's practically teeming with new and established talent. Our latest 'Day In The Life' subject Joey Christ is a fine rapper and has recently broken out on his own having been a member of Sturla Atlas for the past few years. The Joey…

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Documentary :: The Reykjavík Festival :: Sigur Rós, Daníel Bjarnason, Jóhann Jóhannsson + MORE

Join us on a very special documentary journey into LA LA land when half of all Reykjavík dwelling musicians upped sticks and jumped over the big pond and into the welcoming arms of The L.A Phil for The Reykjavík Festival. As you may recall us mentioning, maybe, a few times back in April, the L.A Phil created the…

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Record Records Label Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary

We love to celebrate big birthdays! Hoooo boyyy this a great one! Happy Birthday Record Records! Double digits! On Friday July 7, 2017 Icelandic record label Record Records is releasing it’s compilation album 'Record Records 10th Anniversary' to celebrate it’s 10 years in the business. The compilation includes some of the best songs released by Icelandic artists on…

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