IMX Staff Picks :: Airwaves 2015

Iceland Airwaves is literally only two weeks away! Panic Mode! Have you worked out your finely tuned schedule yet? Need some help? We got you covered. As a yearly tradition, the team at IMX gather around and discuss our top-tips, the must-sees, and personal favourites. It seems only fair to share these spoils with you, like we say (a…

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DJ Yamaho Exclusive IMX Mix

DJ Yamaho is Natalie G. Gunnarsdóttir, a DJ from Reykjavík who has been a major player in the local and international club scene since 2000. For want of a better expression, she kicks some serious ass in the decks department and her sets are legendary. To celebrate our new fancy fandangled website (do ya like it!?) she made…

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Artist-2-Artist #2 Samaris & Pink Street Boys

Following up from our wildly successful Artist-2-Artist #1 with Sóley and Futuregrapher we are pleased to present you #2, this time with Jófriður from Samaris asking those punk-ass boys from Pink Street Boys, Jombi, Einar and Axel some curious questions. Samaris who make ethereal dreamy electronic beats couldn't be further away from the punk-rock-raw power of Pink Street Boys,…

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Artist-2-Artist #1 :: Futuregrapher & Sóley Interview

Welcome, Dear Reader to a new series we have created, for your reading pleasure that focuses on the artists themselves. Their thoughts and feelings about life, the universe and everything in-between! However, instead of us asking them silly, tired or cliché questions that they have heard a million times, we are asking their fellow artist cohorts to ask…

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Q2 Music Name Nordic Affects ‘Clockworking’ Album Of The Week!

Nordic Affect are gearing up to release their Clockworking album on the 31 July, and things are really starting to heat up for the ensemble.  They have already been garnering huge amounts of international attention with a track being lauded on NPR's 'Songs we love' segment.  The trio also scored the very prestigeous Q2 'Album Of The Week' segment. Q2…

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Mammút – A Guide to Eclecticism Via The Means Of A Playlist

Mammút have a rich history in Iceland, fine-tuning their beguiling rock sound. They are much loved and have won many an award at the Icelandic Music Awards, including: Best album of the year, Best song of the year, and Best album cover of the year in 2014.  The band were recently snatched up by the awesome Bella Union…

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Saga Festival Takes The Spotlight!

Who's that in the IMX Spotlight? Why, it's the brand new Icelandic arts / music festival Saga Fest, that's who! The event is a 'transformative' festival taking place on May 23-24 on the Stokkseyrarsel farm near Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki. The confirmed music line-up features a great swathe of top notch Icelandic acts including the likes of Sísý Ey,…

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Incense, Bonnie Tyler & Schizophrenic Hedgehogs? It’s Dynfari!

Atmosphere-conjuring, post rock / black metal-splicing duo Dynfari (Jóhann Örn - vocals, bass, guitars & Jón Emil - percussion, guitars) are celebrating the release of their new album 'Vegferð Tímans' (Aural Music). This, their third long-player, has been described by Metal Hammer Magazine as "an immense and thoroughly immersive experience" and "one whose boundless emotional weight enters charged…

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Exclusive Interview: Of Monsters and Men!

We are thrilled to say our latest interview is with the marvellous Of Monsters and Men! Singer / guitarist Ragnar "Raggi" Þórhallsson tells us about their upcoming tour and the making of their hotly anticipated NEW ALBUM 'Beneath The Skin' (out on June 8th), a record which has been two years in the making. He even reveals their…

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VÖK In The Spotlight!

Who is that handsome bunch standing in the glorious gleam of the IMX Spotlight? Why, none other than the fabulous VÖK, 'obvs'! They've got a top-notch new single out, titled 'If I Was', which features on their upcoming EP 'Circles', and it's capturing hearts, being featured on Amazing Radio, hailed by the press and generally being grooved to…

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