2017 PART ONE : OUR FAVOURITE RELEASES SO FAR THIS YEAR

As the lengthening days and hanging white sun signal the arrival of the summer solstice, we’ve realised we are coming up the halfway point of 2017. We look back on some of the most impressive releases to come from Icelandic artists so far this year. We have been spoiled so far and of course we could be here…

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Ja Ja Ja & the Nordic Playlist Join Forces

Two very special online music resources – Ja Ja Ja and the Nordic Playlist – have merged into one definitive website and discovery platform for Nordic music. An initiative from all five Nordic countries, jajajamusic.com will continue to introduce the most interesting new Nordic music, and will additionally feature themed and artist-curated playlists from the Nordic Playlist. Since…

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Milkywhale Take Us On ‘A Day In The Life’ Journey

At IMX HQ we thought you'd like to get to know the Icelandic artist temperament a bit more, sometimes its nice to dig deeper (read: be nosey!) into the everyday lives of famous people making music for a living. As we aim to please we have created our third 'A Day In The Life Of' video series which,…

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Iceland Airwaves to expand as it announces additional lineup for 2017

Sigrid, Michael Kiwanuka, Songhoy Blues, Nilüfer Yanya + many more added to Iceland Airwaves Renowned for showcasing the best of Icelandic talent alongside the biggest and most interesting new international names in music - Iceland Airwaves have announced their latest additions for the November 2017 festival. The new international names include Sigrid, Michael Kiwanuka, Songhoy Blues and many others. These impressive…

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New Music You Need To Hear :: YouYou, AlVIA, Sólstafir & Casio Fatso

It's June already? How did that happen? With Summer Solstice Festival marking out the longest days of the year in Iceland - we bring you some of the best new releases of recent times. YouYou - Watershed YouYou is an international yet Icelandic project, rooted in dreamy indie rock but driven by electronic beats. YouYou are four Icelandic…

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Bands Top Picks For Secret Solstice 2017

The midnight sun festival is happening again. Everybody brace yourselves for Secret Solstice! Party all night and dance to your favourite bands in the heart of Reykjavík. This years edition features heavy hitters such as Foo Fighters, The Prodigy, Chaka Khan, Unknown Mortal Orchestra plus a gazillion amazing Icelandic acts! What a formula for a good weekend, am…

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ADHD Release New Album :: 6

The band ADHD has released their sixth studio album; 6.  Their five CDs prior are images of and capture something of the infinite wide space of the North, where far vistas are only interrupted by volcanos whose names even trained newsreaders find difficult to pronounce. Iceland – a land of extremes. And one of these extremes includes the fact that this country boasts an unusually high number…

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Prins Póló :: Reveal New Video With Very Special Collaborator

Prins Póló are a legendary band that everyone of all ages loves to get their grooves on to. They can be found on stages at Iceland Airwaves, as well as barns and local village halls all around the country. To put it mildly, they are beloved. Their new video is a very unique piece of art. It is…

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When ‘Airy Met Fairy Debut Album :: Glow

  When 'Airy Met Fairy have released their debut album; Glow. From the very first seconds on, When 'Airy Met Fairy carry into a world filled with emotion, leaving no trace of artifice. Glow, the debut album, creates an immediate bond with the listener. Minimalist and subtle, all the songs are carried by the crystalline voice of Thorunn…

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Artist-2-Artist #7 :: Sunna Gunnlaugs vs Ari Bragi Kárason

Now that we're back on the Artist-2-Artist train, they are coming in thick and fast. This edition, we're going for a jazz vibe. Those pesky pop-stars have been hogging all the limelight so its time to delve deep into the heads of two local jazz greats that are consistently delivering musical delights and keep the Icelandic jazz scene…

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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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