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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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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