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Ólöf the songstress releases her third album.
amiina is a Reykjavík-based band and counts six people today - Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir, Hildur Ársælsdóttir, María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir, Magnús Trygvason Eliassen and Guðmundur Vignir Karlsson (aka Kippi Kaninus).
Iceland’s vivid and bubbly music scene sometimes hides away in small cafés and bars, and you can call yourself lucky if you happen to discover some groovy band playing unannounced in the middle of the week. Síðasti sjens is one of these hidden gems. They certainly have stories to tell, and it’s...
Sin Fang's third album Flowers.
Spectacular, spectacular, spectacular!
A review of the first ever Sónar Reykjavík, held at Harpa concert hall February 15-16.
Pascal Pinon’s album and the ten best Icelandic records of 2012.
The unlikely combination of Iceland and dub\reggae.
The coolest hipsters in Iceland, Retro Stefson, have released their new self-titled album.
So Iceland Airwaves is over for another year. Concerts have been performed in all manner of venues, musicians have played their hearts out, Christmas brew has been drunk, emergency pylsur consumed, and the weather was a bit breezy at times.
Iceland Airwaves promises a welcome return to form, and a man who calls himself the Rock’n’roll Jesus.
Two recent albums recommended by Dr. Gunni .
Musician Bubbi Mortheins is unique in Iceland’s history of popular music. Þorpið (“The Village”), his 36th album—yes, album number 36—was released in April. The album is low key, honest folk rock, influenced by the Canadian band, the Band. The lyrics, as always, are in Icelandic, and, as always,...
Strange hats and whimsical dramatics have their place, like all things, but every now and then it’s nice to remember rock as it once was; dirty and rough in parts.
This album managed to change my mind about Sigur Rós.
Tilbury’s debut album Exorcise feels kind of like getting drunk in the sun and I recommend you break in the summer with their juicy single “Tenderloin”.
Iceland’s very own princess of pop has released an iPhone app. Will it fill the “nostrils of a cat” or is it “the raisin at the end of the sausage”? In other words, is it worth downloading? Edward Hancox finds out.
There’s something so irresistible about beautiful interesting girls with a guitar and a voice and Myrra Rós doesn’t disappoint.
It’s Björk. Say no more.
Sweet, honest music from troubadour Svavar Knútur.
Mugison's latest album Haglél was named Album of the Year 2011. Rightly so, it's damn good!
I was really conflicted about what to review this month. Not only is this prime Christmas shopping time but Icelandic music has been on a major roll and this fall has seen a flurry of musical releases. So I’m looking at two newish releases: Nology by popular duo Nolo and Locust Sounds by Reykjavík!
A quiet, still and all-consuming symphonic suite from another world.