Iceland Airwaves 2011 Round Up

The 13th edition of Iceland Airwaves recently took place between the 12th-16th October and - as usual - wowed everyone with a formidable display of local talent and a hand-picked selection international acts. Since most of the invited international media are still making their way home a lot of press is still to come, but a few dedicated…

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You Are In Control 2011 Round Up

We are pleased to report that the fifth edition of You Are In Control music and creative industries conference was once again a resounding success. The event, which took place on the 10th-12th October in Reykjavik, offered attendees a mix of inspirational keynote speeches, panels and workshops on a wide range of topics centered around the theme of…

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Of Monsters and Men have signed to Universal

Of Monsters and Men have signed to Universal Music Group for the world outside of Iceland.  Plans to release their debut album, My Head Is An Animal (released in Iceland in September 2011) outside of Iceland in early 2012 are in the works. OM&M are the 2010 winners of Músiktilraunir (Iceland's nationwide Battle of the Bands competition, and…

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Biggi’s ‘Ponds’ In Chevy Campaign + Album Teaser

Composer Biggi Hilmars has announced that his waltz 'Ponds', from the album 'Cinematic Songs', is being featured in Chevrolet's latest advertising campaign 'Everyday Heroes'. The film also includes clips from Ridley Scott's 'A Life In A Day', another project featuring the Biggi magic - he scored the trailer for the groundbreaking user-generated film, which was released this summer.…

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Sigur Rós’ ‘Inni’ Hits 100 Screenings Worldwide

'inni', the stunning new live film of Sigur Rós has now hit a total of 100 screenings worldwide, with showings in New York, London and Paris selling out. The film, described as 'the definitive live experience', will be released officially on November 7th in Europe and November 15th in the US - and listen up, US fans: if…

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Ólöf Arnalds Adds Second London Date

Ólöf Arnalds has announced that she will play a second date at London's St Pancras Old Church in November. Arnalds, hailed by Mojo as 'Reykjavik's answer to Kate Bush', was already set to grace the UK with her presence on Thursday November 24th, and now she has added Friday 25th to her schedule for lucky London fans. Arnalds…

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Frost / Bjarnason’s ‘Solaris’ Released In November

Bedroom Community titans Daníel Bjarnason and Ben Frost are releasing their magical collaboration 'Solaris' on November 7th. 'Solaris' was premiered and recorded at the Unsound Festival in Krakow in October 2010, before being performed at Unsound Festival New York and Donau in April 2011, before an Icelandic premiere at the stunning new concert hall Harpa in Reykjavik in…

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‘Scene Iceland’ At London Jazz Festival

UK jazzers take note: on Saturday November 12th, you have the chance to see a clutch of the finest Icelandic jazz musicians at the Barbican Centre in London - for free! Pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs, jazz-rock guitarist Ómar Gudjónsson, the funktastic Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band and Iceland's New Liberation Orchestra will all be performing as part of the…

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The Nicers Premiere Video For Benni Hemm Hemm Track

The Nicers have premiered their brand new video for the Benni Hemm Hemm track 'FF ekki CC' - which you can now see on our Vimeo channel (or simply here below). The song is the first single from the record 'Skot', which was recently released on Kimi Records, and the seven-inch version features a remix by FM Belfast…

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