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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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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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