Sigur Rós Ready New Album For 2012

Hot on the heels of their celebrated film 'inni', Sigur Rós are already preparing for the release of a new album in the spring. The upcoming release, as yet untitled, will be the band's first studio album since 2008 after what was initially supposed to be a short break after their extensive promotional tour for the album Með…

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Amiina Australia Tour Confirmed

Amiina have confirmed their Australia tour for January 2012, which is, to quote the band themselves, "super duper exciting", and we are inclined to agree. The tour will include appearances at the Sydney Festival, and not only will the group be playing their regular Amiina music, they will also be playing their fascinating live soundtracks to the spooky…

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Ja Ja Ja celebrates 2nd anniversary!

Ja Ja Ja celebrates its anniversary in style on November 24th with an amazing line up that includes French Films, Marit Larsen and Iceland's very own Sóley as well as DJ sets from Ja Ja Ja DJs and Project Fresh Socks. French Films – a Finnish five-piece – make the kind of sunny surf rock and new wave…

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Hjálmar To Play At Eurosonic

Icelandic reggae-meisters Hjálmar are scheduled to play at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2012, the conference and showcase festival in Groningen, Netherlands. Hjálmar, who are preparing for the imminent release of their sixth studio album 'Órar' (October 27th release in Iceland), will head over in January to play alongside acts including Thulebasen (DK), Team Me (NO) and Rams' Pocket Radio (UK).…

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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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