Iceland Airwaves 2014: IMX Staff Picks

October 31, 2014 at 12:00am

We know you don't need us to tell you but ... Iceland Airwaves is nearly here! For those of you still agonising over which artists to see, here's a little helper courtesy of the IMX staff. We've picked our must-sees for this year's festival and, no matter if you're a fan of electro-prog-jazz, poetry-punk or gloomy hip hop tunes, we've got you covered! Let's kick things off with some top tips from the boss himself:

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Lay Low Reveals Video + Live Dates With Ásgeir

October 26, 2014 at 6:57pm

Listen up, fans of the sensuous bluesy songstress Lay Low! (That's all of you, right? Right!) The singer-songwriter has recently unveiled her intimate self-made video for the song 'One Of Those Nights' AND she's just announced a clutch of dates supporting Asgeir across Europe. You heard!

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'Dreamland' Released On Vinyl - And More!

October 26, 2014 at 6:35pm

Bedroom Community have announced that Valgeir Sigurðsson's stunning 'Draumalandið' ('Dreamland') album is now available on vinyl for the first time.

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You Are In Control 2014 Is Here!

October 26, 2014 at 6:22pm

The always popular and stimulating annual You Are In Control conference is BACK, taking place in Reykjavik on November 3/4 2014. Prepare to get your creative juices shaken AND stirred!

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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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Sonar Reykjavik Reveal Line-Up For 2015

October 21, 2014 at 1:59pm

Sónar Reykjavik has announced LA electro-dance maverick Skrillex will headline Sónar Reykjavik 2015. The bill shall also include Samaris, Mugison, Prins Polo, Uni Stefson (Retro Stefson) and break-through act Young Karin.

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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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Eurosonic 2015 - Iceland Erupts! Latest Acts Announced

October 15, 2014 at 4:00pm

The latest Icelandic acts for the Eurosonic Noorderslag 2015 bill have been announced - read on to find out which prime talent has been selected! You are not going to be disappointed...

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VÖK Release EP In US / Reveal Debut Music Video

October 14, 2014 at 2:16pm

Electro-experimentalists VÖK have been gaining momentum since they released their first EP 'Tension' on Icelandic label Records Records last year. Right now, the band is busy working on their full length album and have just revealed their first ever music video, whilst their five track debut EP 'Tension' will finally be released in the US, thanks to their new deal with Musebox Records.

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