Ólafur Arnalds :: Late Night Tales

Standing at the intersection where techno meets classical music, Ólafur Arnalds always surprises us with new and exciting projects, collaborations and releases. And he now directs the newest Late Night Tales - out June 24! Late Night Tales invites the world's best artists to delve deep into their music collections to create the ultimate "late night" selection. For his very own Late…

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Extreme Chill Festival 2016 – Undir jökli :: July 2-3 :: Vík í Mýrdal

'Extreme Chill 2016 - Undir jökli' will take place 2nd - 3rd of July at Vík í Mýrdal - a truly beautiful place in South Iceland! The music festival has been held for six years. Five times in Iceland at Hellissandur, Snæfellsnes and the 5th anniversary was held in Berlin, Germany in Summer 2014. Extreme Chill has been getting…

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Vök @ Ja Ja Ja Hamburg & Berlin

Ja Ja Ja Germany revealed their May line up, including glacial indie-electronic band Vök! The trio will not only play one but two Ja Ja Ja Nordic nights. It will take over Hamburg at Molotow on Wednesday 11th May and Berlin at Musik & Frieden on Thursday 12th May. Margrét, Andri and Óli will be joined by pop-punk outfit Sløtface [NOR] and…

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Helgi Jonsson Drops New Video

Composer Helgi Jonsson just released his now song What Now? It's accompanying video, is a beautiful piece of art! The video, starring german dancer Johanna Lemke, has been premiered by Nothing But Hope And Passion. It "is a reduced piece of sweetness that focusses on the beautiful combination of music and dance. The result is a truly hypnotic performance we surely can’t…

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My Bubba Release New Album :: Big Bad Good

My Bubba have just released a brand new album Big Bad Good. American Songwriter gave the album a premiere and can be listened to here. The album features a new recording strategy for the duo, as production was handled by Damien Rice and Will Oldham collaborator Shahzad Ismaily at his Brooklyn studio. The result is an album created on…

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Wacken & Music Experiment Competitions Announce Winners

It's been a busy week for Icelandic music competitions with two prestige annual events announcing their final winners for their respective battle of the bands. Músíktilraunir (Music Experiments) announced their final winner as Hórmónar. This brand new band, which only formed in December of 2015 and hadn't played any public gigs join an illustrious list of previous winners…

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Music Reach :: Video Focus :: Sóley

It's video time! This week we take a stroll down memory lane with the wonderful Sóley performing her song 'Halloween' at Kexport Block Party Festival 2015. The weather may have been a bit chilly, but hearts were warm watching her sing. We hope you enjoy the video, brought to you, as ever, by our friends at Music Reach.…

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New Music Videos You Need To Watch

Who loves watching music videos? You? It's your lucky day! We've picked a bunch of freshly minted videos to keep you entertained. Featuring juicy nuggets of creativity from Máni Orrason, Tonik Ensemble, Spítali and Antimony. We got you covered, sit back and enjoy the ride. Máni Orrason For 'Wake Me Up' Máni goes all cinematic romcom with a loving search…

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Futuregrapher New Album :: Hrafnagil

Paging techno lovers out there! Futuregrapher has just released a brand new album, Hrafnagil through his Möller Records moniker. Hrafnagil is pure ambient techno for your soul and your morning meditation. ​T​he album was recorded from 2014 to 2016 in various places in Reykjavík. Hardware used: DX7, Z-1, JP-8080, TR-606, Mopho, TB-3, D-550, Akai S3200, MC-505, Volca Beats, Monotron Delay and…

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Starwalker Release Debut Album

Starwalker is the musical congregation of two electro-pop innovators—namely Jean-Benoit Dunckel [Air, Tomorrow’s World, Darkel] and Barði Jóhannsson [Bang Gang, Lady & Bird]. The 2014 EP, Losers Can Win, properly introduced their singular sound to the masses with much aplomb. Noisey, Stereogum, Spin, Huffington Post and more offered glowing praise. Finding a break in their respective schedules, they…

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Music Reach :: Video Focus :: Árstíðir

Árstíðir are a national treasure in this country. Having been together since 2008 they have three albums under their belt and pack a mean punch of a live show. Evocative, engaging, ethereal, they got it all. Through the years the band has toured over 30 countries. One of the highlights being the celebrated acoustic Falling Home Tour of…

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Tectonics Festival Reykjavík 2016

The fifth Tectonics Reykjavík will take place in Harpa on April 14&15. Conducted by Ilan Volkov, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra will perform eight new works and have performances by artists such as Roscoe Mitchell, Peter Ablinger and Séverine Ballon. The festival runs from 6pm to 11pm on both days with eight concerts in total and is as previously full…

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Samaris Drop New Video

Samaris are gearing up to release their second album 'Black Lights' on June 10. They just dropped a truly stunning video as premiered on i-D for their first single ‘Wanted 2 Say’. Super creepy in an excellent way... Under the light of an Icelandic blood moon, something strange begins to happen to the local teenage girls. "Since the earliest days…

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Júníus Meyvant, Dream Wife, Reykjavíkurdætur & Milkywhale Announced For Roskilde Festival

Reykjavíkurdætur are on fire at the moment! Having won the hearts and minds of international critics after their face melting performances at Iceland Airwaves and Sónar Festivals recently the all female rap ensemble have really proved they are ready to take on the whole world. Their hard work and perseverance have really paid off for them, as demonstrated with…

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Iceland Airwaves :: 2nd Announcement :: Warpaint, Samaris & many more

It's time for Iceland Airwaves' second artist announcement with no less than 47 (!) Icelandic and International gems! Including US-indierock-band Warpaint, danish Efterklang-reincarnation Liima and American garage rockers The Sonics as well as the best of the Icelandic music scene, namely Samaris, Vök, Agent Fresco, Fufanu and many more. This is going to be big! The feted Reykjavík…

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