NYC Ensemble Present New Work From Við Djúpið

October 23, 2014 at 1:43pm

NYC-based chamber ensemble Decoda - the Ensemble-in-Residence at the Við Djúpið Music Festival in Ísafjörður, Iceland - are presenting a programme of new music and recent compositions from the festival, including Daníel Bjarnason’s Bow to String (2010), Benjamin Britten’s Phantasy Quartet (1932), Dear and Blackbirds by Ellis Ludwig Leone (2014), Grunnavík by Halldór Smárason (2011), and Anton Svanberg’s Quartet (2011).

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The 405 Unveil Icelandic Music Doc At Iceland Airwaves

October 21, 2014 at 1:40pm

Incredi-cool music and culture magazine The 405 have made a documentary about contemporary Icelandic Music, featuring a galaxy of star turns including Ólafur Arnalds, Ásgeir, Snorri Helgason, Múm and Ólöf Arnalds. The film will be premiered at... you guessed it... Iceland Airwaves!

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Oyama Prepare To Release Debut LP 'Coolboy'

October 17, 2014 at 12:40pm

Icelandic five-piece Oyama are preparing to unveil their debut LP 'Coolboy' this November in Japan and Iceland.

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Ylja Release Three Singles From 'Commotion'

October 12, 2014 at 2:59pm

Harmonic acoustic folk stars Ylja are back, and they're treating us all to the release of three - count 'em! - singles from their upcoming album 'Commotion', set to be released on October 30th. A happy Hallowe'en indeed!

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Ourlives Release Debut Album In US

October 09, 2014 at 12:03pm

Icelandic indie-rock duo Ourlives release their first full-length album ‘Dens Of Lions’ in the US on October 14th via Spartan Records.

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Ja Ja Ja Festival To Screen 'Björk: Biophilia Live'

October 09, 2014 at 10:24am

Ja Ja Ja have just announced the addition of an extra special screening of 'Bjork: Biophilia Live' for the upcoming Ja Ja Ja Festival in November.

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Árstíðir Release First Single From 'Hvel'

October 09, 2014 at 9:58am

This week Árstíðir released ’Things You Said’ - the first single from their third studio album ‘Hvel’ (to be release this November). Following the fantastic success of Árstíðir’s Kickstarter campaign to fund the making of ‘Hvel', the band has spent this summer hard at work in the recording studio refining a brand new clutch of compositions. The new album features arrangements which push the familiar sound of Árstíðir in a bolder direction.

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Sísý Ey Pledge Campaign For New Album - And More!

October 07, 2014 at 10:31am

Sísý Ey have announced their long-awaited debut album is on its way and YOU - yes, YOU - can help to make this wondrous thing happen via good old Pledgemusic. And as if that wasn't enough excitement, the dance-tastic group have been invited by neo-disco heroes Hercules and Love Affair to open for them in London next month. Read on!

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Stafrænn Hákon Go Minimal For Eighth Album

October 01, 2014 at 6:52pm

Lo-fi post-rockers Stafrænn Hákon have unveiled their eighth album 'Kælir Varðhund', and admit it's something of a departure from their previous output.

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