Sykur Release New Single

Teenage electro-pop trio Sykur released their debut UK single ‘Shed Those Tears’ on iTunes and gogoyoko this week. This dancefloor stonker, recorded when Halldór, Stefán and Kristján were studying for their exams, has been described by The Guardian as a track packed with “bubbling beats and brilliantly detached vocals, it morphs into a wonderfully camp chorus featuring youthful…

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Prinspóló Tours Jukk In Germany And Poland

Prinspóló and his band are going on the Jukk tour in Germany and Poland next week. The tour starts with a show at Monarch in Berlin on 18th of September and then the band will drive around Poland. Prinspóló recently released his first LP, the critically acclaimed Jukk. It is available through out Europe via his record label,…

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Sóley – New Album + Tour Dates

Alt.pop sensation Sóley who plays keyboards and sings in Seabear  is to release her debut album in September. Entitled "We Sink", the album follows her wonderful EP 'Theater Island' and has been described as "full of rhythmic makeshift creatures, of handclaps hidden in the undergrowth... think cardigan-folk from the northern hemisphere". To support the album, Sóley will be…

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More Artists Announced For Iceland Airwaves

The organisers of 2011's Iceland Airwaves event are proud to announce another 21 artists to the line up of this year's festival, which takes place in Reykjavík October 12-16. Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band; the conceptual supergroup formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969 before the dissolution of the Beatles. Canadian Polaris Music Prize Winner and…

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JA JA JA Returns+Launch Of Nordic Blog

After its annual summer hiatus, the UK’s No. 1 Nordic night is back! JA JA JA returns with an incredible line-up. RAZIKA is the perfect accompaniment to the energetic ‘80s electronic and eclectic tropical pop offered by Sykur and LCMDF respectively. Their album ‘Program 91’ promises to ‘instantly recall your favorite summer. Your first kiss. The first time…

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Airwaves Announce Extra Acts And Mobile App

Iceland Airwaves is just a few tantalising weeks away, and the festival has announced some semi-last minute additions to an already incredible line-up. The latest acts confirmed for the festival include Valgeir Sigurðsson, Sindri Eldon and Ulfur Ulfur. You can view the full schedule here. But this is not the final line-up - there are promises of further…

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Hjálmar – New Album And Tour Dates!

In celebration of their 6th studio album (out in late October, more news coming), Iceland's top reggae band Hjálmar have a few live dates lined up. On Sept 30th and Oct 1st they will play the Turku International Book Fair in Finland, which is visited by 23.000 people. Usually authors from all the Nordic countries are invited but…

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Airwaves Announce 50 More Artists + Blue Lagoon & London Pre-party

No less than FIFTY new bands have been announced for Iceland Airwaves 2011! In no particular order, the bands are: Clock Opera (UK), Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hjaltalín, Lay Low, Active Child (US), The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger (US), Esmerine (CA), Random Recipe (CA), 22-Pistepirkko (FI), HAM, Reykjavík!, Árstíðir, Hauschka (DE), Nedry (UK/JP), Jónas Sig og Ritvélar Framtíðarinnar,…

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Sigur Rós Confirm ‘Inni’ Details

As reported on music site The Line Of Best Fit, Sigur Rós have finally confirmed that their mysterious Inni project is a live album and film project, and will be released on 7th November via their own Krunk imprint. Recorded at the band’s November 2008 performance at London’s Alexandra Palace, you can get a teaser of the track…

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Inauguration Night At Harpa

The inauguration of Harpa - and the official lighting of its glass facade - will take place on August 20th, from 13:00, in conjunction with Reykjavík Culture Night. Throughout the day, the exciting program of events will include an inauguraion concert on the second floor (14.15) when two compositions for harp will be premiered. Chinese acrobats will perform,…

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