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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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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New Music You NEED To Hear :: Aron Can, EOMY, Skrattar & Rythmatik

Roll up, roll up, we got new music coming out of the wazzoo, this week, it's a mixed bag of heart-throb hip hop, sultry electro, indie rock and DIY surf punk. We've even included an excellent cover at the end, just because... We're telling you, if nothing on this list makes you tingle, you might, actually, in fact…

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Super Cute Festival Guide Summer 2016

Festivals are great in Iceland, everybody knows this. It's a giant roulette wheel of praying to the weather gods, but when it pays off, boy, they are worth it! There are the big mega festivals that book all the big guns like Secret Solstice, Eistnaflug, Iceland Airwaves and Sónar. However, at the other end of the spectrum we…

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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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New Icelandic *POP* Music You Need To Hear

The Icelandic pop scene is ahem, really popping right now. There are a bunch of new projects springing up that encapsulate a certain Icelandic bitter sweet pop vibe. The new dulcet tones are filling the airwaves and giving a whole new meaning to the notion of 'pop' music as the prowess behind the production is more often than not…

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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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Kiriyama Family Reveal New Video For ‘Chemistry’

Kiriyama Family have just released a very macabre new video for their track called 'Chemistry'. The clip is quite adventurous involving a corpse in a coffin, guns and heavy objects falling. Congrats to the band for pulling off such an epic video! The band will be playing at Iceland Airwaves, check their dates here.

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Soffía Björg :: New Video

Soffía Björg is a captivating songstress from Borgarfjörður, a fjord in the west of Iceland. Although the waters of Borgarfjörður appear calm, the fjord has significant undercurrents and shallows. Much like the music she portrays. The music drifts along beautifully in a classic, dark hued setting while Soffía's rough cut, yet warm voice, infuses it with a strange blend of…

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