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Ólafur Arnalds Opens A Chip Shop

June 24, 2015 at 2:32pm

Icelandic musicians Friðrik Dór and Ólafur Arnalds have opened a new restaurant downtown called Reykjavik Chips.

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NEW Artists You NEED to Hear : By Uni Stefson

June 24, 2015 at 12:31pm

Uni Stefson is a man in the know. As the front man of Retro Stefson and recently launching his own solo career, Uni is very much at the forefront of the local Icelandic scene. Check out his latest track here. We asked him to give us a heads up on what is happening in the urban music world.

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Roskilde Festival - A Nordic Love Affair

June 24, 2015 at 10:34am

Roskilde Festival the giant juggernaut of a delicious musical buffet is just around the corner, kicking off on the 27th June. Heading over to wow the crowds this year from the island of ice are a very cool bunch including Vök, Kippi Kaninus and Young Karin. We are pretty sure they'll receive a rapturous reception.

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Mammút - A Guide to Eclecticism Via The Means Of A Playlist

June 19, 2015 at 11:49am

Mammút have a rich history in Iceland, fine-tuning their beguiling rock sound. They are much loved and have won many an award at the Icelandic Music Awards, including: Best album of the year, Best song of the year, and Best album cover of the year in 2014. They Made us an excellent playlist.

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OMAM Debut At #3 On Billboard Charts

June 19, 2015 at 9:55am

Congratulations to those all conquering Of Monsters and Men folk, they have managed to outsell their previous album in their debut week in the U.S.A!

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Festival Fever - Insider Tips On Icelandic Festivals

June 16, 2015 at 11:38am

It's officially festival season in Iceland right now, and whilst we enjoy a good festive season all year round, the summer season is always super busy and full of musical craziness.

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Bang Gang Is Back! New Album Out 23 June

June 11, 2015 at 12:33pm

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Anna Thorvaldsdottir Named 'Emerging Composer' by NY Phil

June 09, 2015 at 5:34pm

Anna Thorvaldsdottir has been named by by the New York Philharmonic as Kravis Emerging Composer. She is “one of the most unique and expressive voices in the compositional scene today,” said Music Director Alan Gilbert.

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björk: stonemilker (360 degree virtual reality)

June 05, 2015 at 3:17pm

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Disco Pop Album Gets Techno Facelift

June 03, 2015 at 11:24am

Most of you won't be familiar with Nýdönsk but they were all the rage here in Iceland 20 years ago. Most of their songs are sung loudly over an acoustic guitar at bars in the countryside, and for that we love them. Their newest album "Diskó Berlín" has gotten a techno facelift, and strangely enough, it's really fantastic!

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