Agent Fresco Tour Tour Tour + Snapchat Takeover!!

Agent Fresco are currently carb loading and generally gearing up for a fairly substantial European take-over bid. The band are heading out for a headlining tour of Europe kicking off this Friday 19th August. Taking in a whopping 15 shows, check the dates below to see if they are heading in your direction. Follow the group via our…

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INTERVIEW :: New Neighbourhoods Festival

New Neighborhoods Festival mixes an Icelandic and Polish music exchange and channels this into the spirit of a festival. Cultural exchange is key in growing musical markets. The musical lineup includes visual artists from the two countries, providing exceptional visual elements and new musical discovery to boot. Icelandic artists on board this exchange program include: Úlfur Úlfur, Tonik…

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The Vintage Caravan & Vök IMX Snapchat Takeover

The Vintage Caravan are on a huge summer European tour. They have a few dates left so we decided to ask to be a fly-on-the wall for their final stretch. The band kindly agreed to take over our Snapchat channel; IcelandMusic and will snap snap away until the end the end of their tour. Take a trip with the…

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Oration Festival :: Black Metal Fever

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 and appearing at festivals all over Europe and we've seen the formation of dedicated black metal labels such as Vánagandr and Oration,…

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Valgeir Sigurðsson & Nico Muhly :: Scent Opera

Experimental label Bedroom Community turns 10 this year, and to celebrate the collective are organising a series of special events. Including a big anniversary shindig during Iceland Airwaves. Running alongside this, though, is a commitment to releasing new music. The label has launched the Hvalreki series, a platform for inquisitive producers to group together and focus on fresh…

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Sigur Rós Join The Reykjavík Festival In LA

Good news LA dwelling Icelandic music lovers! Sigur Rós are joining the already breathtaking line up hosted by the LA Philharmonic in April, known as The Reykjavík Festival. Sigur Rós makes the kind of magical music that's meant to fill majestic locations—or a daylong drive around a coastal Icelandic road. And now the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The band will be…

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New Releases :: Sindri7000 :: Music For Divers

Sindri7000 is the artist name for composer and guitarist Sindri Freyr Steinsson. Sindri has been making music for years - and is a member of bands Bárujárn and Boogie Trouble. Music For Divers is his debut album. Stream the record here! Music for Divers is a tribute to the late and great diver, Jaques Cousteu. Considered as an…

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Santigold + Bedroom Community 10th B’day Party Join line-up For Airwaves

Santigold, Mabel and Margaret Glaspy are the latest additions to Iceland Airwaves 2016, along with the announcement of Bedroom Community's 10th anniversary shows. These artists join the previously-announced Of Monsters and Men, Kevin Morby and Kano, along with over 200 Icelandic acts from the super talented musical nation. All forming an impressive bill headlined by PJ Harvey, Julia…

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EXCLUSIVE!! Brand New Track from :: dj. flugvél og geimskip :: The Sphinx

Exciting news outer space nerds, the one and only dj. flugvél og geimskip has a BRAND new song for us! It's called 'The Sphinx'. What's even more exciting is that this is her first song ever to be released in the English language! So now, everyone can sing along and marvel at just how wonderful the world she inhabits really is... Listen…

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Jóhann Jóhannsson New ‘Orphée’ Album :: VIDEO

Jóhann Jóhannsson has released an excellent video discussing his upcoming album release; ORPHÉE a melancholic, yet optimistic musical journey inspired by the Orpheus myth – Orpheus rising from the underworld, trying to escape darkness into the light. This pivotal album in Jóhann’s career will be released on September 16th through Deutsche Grammophon with PRE-ORDERS available now.  “This album, my first solo record for…

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Innipúkinn Festival :: Agent Fresco, Axel Flóvent, GANGLY + MORE!

Next weekend is Verslunarmannahelgi (known in English as Merchants’ Weekend or Labor Day Weekend). Born out of a holiday for merchants, the long weekend—always the first in August—is now celebrated across the country with outdoor festivals, concerts and other events. One such festival is Innipúkinn which translates to 'inside devil'. Originally conceived to keep the people staying in…

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Nordic Music Days 2016

Reykjavik is hosting the Nordic Music Days 2016, one of the world’s oldest music festivals, founded in 1888. The festival will showcase pioneering contemporary music performances by Nordic composers performed by leading ensembles and soloists from the Nordic region. The event kicks off on the 29 September. In addition to the performance and sound art programme, The Nordic…

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Sin Fang :: New Video :: New Album Announce

This Fall, September 18 to be exact, Sin Fang will release a brand new album; Spaceland, a departure from his previous more ethereal work that focuses instead on “future R&B.” Our first taste of Spaceland is “Candyland,” and he's roped in Jónsi along for the ride as guest vocalist. Directed by Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir, the video takes a cue from…

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Björk Announces Vulnicura Virtual Reality Exhibition + First Live Show in 2016

Last month, Björk brought her virtual reality exhibition called Björk Digital to Tokyo. Today, she has announced that she is taking the project to the UK. The exhibition will be at Somerset House in London from September 1 until October 23. In addition, Björk has announced her first live show of 2016. It’s at London’s Royal Albert Hall on September 21. Björk…

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Follow JFDR, Wesen, Kreld & Indridi On Their Irish Tour :: SNAPCHAT!

This month a bunch of hot young Icelandic musicians are mounting a takeover bid of Ireland in an effort to spread the musical love between the two island nations. The tour will see JFDR ( Jófríður of Samaris & Pascal Pinon) play a total of 5 gigs around the emerald isle. Other artists include Wesen, Kreld and Indridi…

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