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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We Made God Release Free EP

We Made God are treating fans to a brand new online EP www.wemadegod.com - and what's more, it's free. The EP, titled 'Fragments', was made entirely by the band, from the recording to the artwork. This creative lot have even created hand-painted hard copies to distribute at Airwaves. We Made God, described as the sonic equivalent of 'riding…

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IMX Press Release

It’s difficult to think of Iceland without thinking of superlative music. From Bjork and The Sugarcubes, Sigur Ros, Mum and Mugison and many other classical, jazz, folk and pop artists, this small and remote North Atlantic nation has punched well above its weight over the last two decades. If anything, the island’s incessant soundtrack is growing ever more…

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Iceland Music Export premiere Snorri Helgason video

Icelandmusic.is is proud to present a special premiere of a new Snorri Helgason video, made for his new song River. The song is taken from Snorri's new album Winter Sun, which was released by Kimi Records in Iceland on August 4th. The album was produced by Sindri Már Sigfússon (of Seabear and Sin Fang fame) and features contributions…

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GusGus; Fall Tour Dates + Premiere of New Video

GUSGUS are to embark on a first round of extensive tour dates that will take them initially through Germany before other parts of Europe. Earlier this year the band released their 7th studio album "Arabian Horse" on Kompakt. Core members, President Bongo, Biggi Veira and Daniel August found themselves reunited with former band member and gifted vocalist Urður…

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Ólöf Arnalds Releases Album Of Covers

Ólöf Arnalds has announced she is releasing a mini-album of cover versions entitled Ólöf Sings on November 7th.   The album, to be released on One Little Indian, includes versions of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m On Fire’, Johnny Cash’s ‘Solitary Man’ and Bob Dylan’s ‘She Belongs To Me’ – songs many fans will have already heard Ólöf sing at…

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Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Rhizoma on front page of iTunes

Anna Thorvaldsdottir's debut album Rhizoma - released by Innova Recordings and distributed by Naxos - has been featured on the front page of iTunes Classical. The album was released digitally October 4th, and will be officially released October 25th. Anna Thorvaldsdottir is a prominent Icelandic composer who frequently works with large structures of sounds, whether written for instrumental…

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