BBC 6 Music - Icelandic Solstice Special!

December 19, 2014 at 12:25pm

On Sunday 21 December at 1pm, BBC Radio 6 Music celebrates the Winter Solstice with a day of special programming around the shortest day/longest night of the year. John Grant will present Songs from a Dark Place, a documentary featuring contributions from Siggi Baldursson, Ólöf Arnalds, Asgeir, Mammut, Fufanu, Ben Frost, Jamie XX, Dry The River, Marc Riley and Anna Hildur.

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Rejoice! It's The IMX 2014 Round-Up!

December 14, 2014 at 3:37pm

Yes, it's that time of year again, in case you hadn't noticed... time to proclaim our highlights of another great year in Icelandic music! Oh, and Christmas-time too. Props to Fufanu, Kimono, Skálmöld, Sóley and many more fine artistes of Icelandic origin!

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Sónar Reykjavik 2015 - More Artists Added

December 14, 2014 at 3:22pm

More must-see Icelandic artists have been added to the Sónar Reykjavik line-up for 2015 alongside new international additions Jamie xx, Jimmy Edgar and Ryan Hemsworth! Read on to find out who is on the bill so far...

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Kraumur Music Fund Winners Announced!

December 14, 2014 at 2:18pm

The Krau­mur Mu­sic Fund has announced this year's winners of the Kraumur Prize! Es­tab­lished in 2008 by the Board of Au­rora Char­ity Fund, Krau­mur works to sup­port Ice­landic mu­sic and emerging talent. The jury chose 20 albums from 160 contenders, and se­lected six from the shortlist for the awards.

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Jóhann Jóhannsson Nominated For Golden Globe

December 14, 2014 at 2:03pm

Eminent Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson is up for a Golden Globe! He has been nominated in the category of 'Best Original Music' for his film score to 'The Theory Of Everything'.

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Teitur Magnusson (Ojba Rasta) Releases Solo Debut

December 09, 2014 at 1:06pm

Ojba Rasta singer / guitarist Teitur Magnússon has just released his long-awaited solo debut, titled '27'. You know, the one we told you about way back in good old October? Do try to keep up.

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Vök Confirmed For By:Larm 2015

December 08, 2014 at 12:03pm

Those melodic electro-groovers Vök have joined the line-up for By:Larm 2015 - oh yes they have! They join a stonking bill also featuring fellow Icelanders Samaris. And there are more artists still to be revealed!

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Icelandic Music Awards Nominations Announced

December 05, 2014 at 2:46pm

The nominations for the Icelandic Music Awards have been unveiled, with Grísalappalísa, composer Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, Gus Gus, metal stars Skálmöld and jazzers ADHD and Sigurður Flosason among the artists up for multiple accolades.

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Amiina Christmas Countdown Is ON

December 05, 2014 at 1:21pm

Well, we'll be jingled! In case you hadn't noticed, Amiina's annual Christmas countdown is already underway, an advent calendar with a difference, indeed! This year, they tell us, the calendar has a little more continuity "instead of our usual chaotic collection of all sorts of stuff." Let's find out more, shall we? Grab that egg-nog and make like a snowman, we're going in.

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Kraumur Awards Shortlist Unveiled

December 04, 2014 at 5:50pm

The Krau­mur Mu­sic Fund has unveiled its list of their 20 best Ice­landic al­bums of the year. The annual Krau­mur list was compiled by a twenty-per­son com­mit­tee of Ice­landic mu­sic ex­perts. This makes up the short-list for the Kraumur Awards, taking place at the end of December.

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