Hear Iceland At Træna

Two Icelandic artists will this year play Norway's Træna festival -- described as “the best festival on the entire planet” (NME), “the world’s most remote and beautiful festival” (The Times) and as “an exhilarating three day bungee jump into an Arctic World of midnight sun…” (The Irish Times). Now in its ninth year, the festival which takes place…

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Agent Fresco Head Out On A European Tour

Agent Fresco, one of Iceland’s most innovative new rock bands has embarked on a European concert tour in support of their debut full-length CD, an ambitious 17-track concept album entitled A Long Time Listening. Recognized by Morgunblaðið, Iceland’s leading newspaper, as “an amazing album by the best rock band in the country today,” A Long Time Listening was…

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Who Knew Head Out On Tour

Icelandic six-piece indie rockers Who Knew are to embark on a major 5-country festival tour. Born in a heat-less garage in Reykjavik, Iceland, six-piece indie band Who Knew was conceived in 2005 - by lead singer Ármann Ingvi Ármannson and backup vocalist and guitar player Baldur Helgi Snorrason. The duo would undergo dramatic changes in band members until…

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Melkorka to join Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra

Young Icelandic flutist Melkorka Ólafsdóttir has been offered a position in the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra, a unique symphony orchestra in Japan. The orchestra was founded in 2005, 10 years after the Kobe earthquake left the area in ruins and its goal is to be a symbol of revival and a hub of future artistic developments in…

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Daníel Bjarnason to arrange Sigur Rós

Composer Daníel Bjarnason is to work with Sigur Rós on their next studio album. The band has apparently finished some skeletons of songs after having laid low for a while, focusing on other projects and family business. No set release date has been announced as yet but the band has said the album will mark something very new…

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Apparat Organ Quartet Sign To PROJEKTA

New international management agency PROJEKTA has signed Apparat Organ Quartet the legendary Icelandic electronic ensemble that comprises of celebrated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson and four other seasoned veterans of the Reykjavik music scene. The band have been going for over a decade and have a very impressive live history that includes performances at thePompidou Centre and Central Park in…

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New Concert Series: Coffee, Cakes & Rock & Roll

A brand new concert series is to start in Reykjavik called Coffee, Cakes and Rock & Roll. Taking place at the "Sober Palace" Inn, the headquarters of SÁÁ, Efstaleiti 7 (SAA -National Center of Addiction Medicine). Iceland's best bands will be brought together every Tuesday throughout autumn 2011, hand picked by event manager, pop guru and journalist Arnar…

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Music Mondays At Icelandic Cinema Online

Innovative film portal Icelandic Cinema Online will host a series of music videos and documentaries about Icelandic music every Monday. The website is dedicated to streaming Icelandic films, documentaries, shorts and other interesting videos and their new Music Mondays series will introduce some music videos - such as the recent world premiere of Hjaltalín´s newest video Feels Like…

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AOQ’s Pólýfónía Out In Europe + Live Dates

You won't find many organ quartets outside Apparat Organ Quartet. Fewer still with five members, and probably none whose music can draw comparisons to both Kraftwerk and Motörhead. The members are: drummer Arnar Geir Ómarsson (HAM, Funkstrasse, Rass), the award-winning film composer and solo artist Jóhann Jóhannsson (HAM), Reykjavik Church organist Hörður Bragason (Bruni BB Oxsmá, Jupiter), Músíkvatur…

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Ólafur Arnalds presents Living Room Songs

In yet another burst of artistic inspiration, Ólafur Arnalds has promised to create and release a new song per day for a whole week, starting Monday 3rd October. The songs will be recorded and filmed live in the living room of his Reykjavík apartment and released instantly for FREE as streamed videos and MP3 downloads. The project follows…

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