Reykjavik Takes New York With New Rock Opera

August 22, 2014 at 1:09pm

Icelandic songwriter Ívar Páll Jónsson has been getting plenty of well-deserved attention for his quirky rock-opera album, 'Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter', not least because its accompanying off-Broadway musical has just started its run at the Minetta Lane theatre in New York.

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Momentum Sign Record Deal With Dark Essence

August 22, 2014 at 12:31pm

Progressive Icelandic metal kings Momentum have signed a record deal with the mighty Dark Essence Records, and the label will soon be releasing the band's sophomore album 'The Freak Is Alive' (release date TBA).

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Valgeir Sigurðsson Guests On Puzzle Muteson Release

August 18, 2014 at 11:33am

The latest release from Icelandic label Bedroom Community is from the maverick Puzzle Muteson, whose new album 'Theatrics' also features his label-mates composer Valgeir Sigurðsson and Nico Muhly.

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Iceland Airwaves At Reeperbahn Festival

August 16, 2014 at 1:17pm

Samaris, Berndsen and Lay Low are appearing at the Iceland Airwaves Showcase taking place at Hamburg's Reeperbahn festival on September 19th. Plus... The Knife to appear at Iceland Airwaves!

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Björk: Biophilia Live Film Hits Screens

August 15, 2014 at 12:20pm

The hotly anticipated 'Björk: Biophilia Live' documentary film, which captures the thrilling Biophilia show, will begin a series of premiere screenings worldwide from September 5th, kicking off at Reykjavik's gorgeous cinema Bio Paradis. It will also be presented as the Sonic Gala at this year's London Film Festival.

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Högni (Gus Gus / Hjaltalín) Curates Nordic Playlist

August 14, 2014 at 11:02am

The latest Nordic Playlist has been curated by none other than Iceland's own Högni Egilsson, the multi-talented singer/musician of Hjaltalín and Gus Gus fame.

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Oyama Recording Debut Album With Pétur Ben

August 06, 2014 at 4:50pm

Those lovely shoe-gazing alt-popsters Oyama have just released their 'I Wanna' EP in Japan on Imperial Records, and are now recording their debut album. The producer? None other than the excellent Pétur Ben. Jolly good show!

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Árstíðir Team Up With Kitty Von-Sometime

August 06, 2014 at 1:43pm

Following the incredible success of their Kickstarter fundraiser, Icelandic band Árstíðir have teamed up with visual artist Kitty Von-Sometime to produce a collaborative art project in a bid to fulfil one of their stretch goals. (When the campaign ended on May 26, more than three times the amount of the primary goal was reached. Now that's what we call people power.)

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Support Futuregrapher's Karolina Fund Project

August 05, 2014 at 2:32pm

Wallets at the ready! The excellent Futuregrapher has launched a Karolina Fund campaign to bring his next album to light. Other artists awaiting your bucks include Boogie Trouble and Þoka! Get involved!

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Ólafur Arnalds Guests On Hugar Debut

August 01, 2014 at 1:53pm

If you’re a fan of gentle cinematic soundscapes you should keep an eye on the newly formed duo Hugar. Their eponymous debut album features none other than Ólafur Arnalds on drums and is guaranteed to bring a sweetly wistful quality to your record / mp3 collection.

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