Dad Rocks! Debut Album + Live Dates

Dad Rocks!, the solo project of Snævar Njáll Albertsson, has announced details of a debut album release and a tour, which includes four dates at Iceland Airwaves. The album, Mount Modern, which follows up Albertsson’s excellent EP Digital Age, is released on November 8th. The release also features an appearance from Charles Spearin of Do Make Say Think…

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KEXP to broadcast live from Iceland Airwaves

New music champion KEXP will broadcast more than a dozen sets from the Iceland Airwaves festival, live from Reykjavik, Oct. 12–14. KEXP DJs John Richards, Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole will be on hand at the KEX Hostel to host the performances, to be heard on 90.3 FM in Seattle and at KEXP.org around the world. “We love…

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Sunna Gunnlaugs On Tour

Pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs will be touring with her quartet in Germany and Austria the last week of September. The quartet features Oskar Gudjonsson on sax, Toggi Jonsson on bass, Scott McLemore on drums besides Sunna on piano. They will be performing music from her latest album "The Dream" which received rave reviews in the July/August issue of the…

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Intoducing Guitarfest 2011

On Thursday October 20th, Björn Thoroddsen will host the eighth annual Guitarfest. As always, the best of the best in guitar playing will come together, perform, chat and entertain, among them Robin Nolan, Gummi P, Hákon Möller, Þórður Árna, Jón Hilmar and Hjörtur Steph. As the festival's ringleader, Björn will make sure that these guitar heroes tackle some…

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Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason present SÓLARIS

Bedroom Community has finally unveiled the much anticipated SÓLARIS project by Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason. Out on November 7th, the album follows Ben's fantastic BY THE THROAT (2009) and Daníel's equally compelling PROCESSIONS (2010). The piece was commissioned by the Unsound festival in Krakow and composed for Poland's leading string orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia, plus a gently prepared…

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Jazz Pianist Magnusson Plays Paris

Respected pianist Agnar Mar Magnusson, one of our favourite Icelandic jazzers, appears at the inaugural Jazz A La Cite festival this Friday in Paris. The festival, which takes place between 13th and 16th October, will feature stars of improvised music and jazz from across the world. Magnusson will be playing with saxophonist Perico Sambeat, bassist Nicolas Moreaux and…

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Sigur Rós reveal klippa + competition + free mp3s

What has thus far only been alluded to in the short film Klippa released earlier this month, the Sigur Rós HQ can now officially reveal: the "unique concert artefact" within each and every one of our special editions is in fact a piece of the clothing worn by a band member over the nights of November 20-21 at…

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You Are In Control: International Conference For Creatives In The Digital World

You Are In Control is an annual international conference returning for the fifth year running to provide a necessary platform for exploring digital business developments in the Creative Industries. This year the conference will take place between October 10th – 12th in Reykjavik's brand new centrally-located concert hall and conference centre Harpa. Industry professionals will present and discuss…

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Björk Moon Rising

Excitement continues to bubble from the world of Björk: on Saturday she posted up a magical video for her single 'Moon' onto Bjork.com!. “Now you can see the video for Moon!" Björk announced on her website. "It was directed, produced and art directed by Björk, Inez and Vinoodh, M/M Paris and James Merry.” The 'Moon' video is the…

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Backyard – The Movie!

Germany's Morr Music are to release the official DVD of "Backyard - The Movie", a rock-u-mentary by Árni Sveinsson. Backyard is a movie about an Icelandic block party that was organized by Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson, a member of pop renegades FM Belfast. Árni invited bands like FM Belfast, Múm, Hjaltalín, Sin Fang and many more to his backyard…

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