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Grapevine Music Awards 2020: You Should Have Heard This – K.óla

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Katrín Helga Ólafsdóttir has a natural flair. Her ineffable style and irrefutable talents traverse a vast array of influences to…

Put The Soul In The Soul: Einarindra Artist Playlist

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Iceland’s most soulful electro artist, Einarindra recently made a serious splash at the 2019 Iceland Airwaves festival. While we’ve been…

This Is How To Support Iceland: A Guide To Atypical Souvenirs

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Everyone and their mother leaves Iceland with some Brennivín, lakkrís, a stuffed puffin, lopapeysa and a 66°NORTH hat. And don’t…

Company Leads Tourists On Snowmobile Tour On A Glacier, Requiring Rescue From Storm

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39 tourists, including several children, needed to be rescued from atop Langjökull glacier yesterday, RÚV reports, when their snowmobile tour…

Icelanders Nervous On Social Media Over Storm Forecast

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Icelanders have been talking endlessly about the coming storm on Twitter. It’s all over Vísir, Rúv, and other news media…

The Outsider: Countess Malaise Claims Her Throne

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In the Icelandic rap scene, there’s Countess Malaise and there’s everyone else. Since the the dark monarch debuted three years…

Ruling Coalition Decreases By One Left-Green

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Andrés Ingi Jónsson, a member of Parliament who was elected as a Left-Green Party MP in 2017, announced on November…

Fishrot Files: Samherji In Damage Control, But Investigations Continue

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Management of Samherji—the Icelandic fishing giant currently embroiled in a scandal involving bribing Namibian officials for fishing quotas, and using…

A Picture As A Thousand Words: The Birth Of The Icelandic Comics Society

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While comics are a popular medium in Iceland, and there are certainly comic artists and authors in this country, a…

Two Icelanders Arrested By Israeli Forces While Helping With Olive Harvest, Later Released

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Two Icelandic women, former Reykjavík City Councilperson Björk Vilhelmsdóttir and Tinna Eyberg, were taken into custody by Israeli forces while…

Horror-Scopes: The Drawing Of The Taurus

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In Horror-Scopes, Grapevine’s dedicated team of amateur astrologists breaks down your upcoming weeks based on shit like what Mercury’s up…

Edda Recap: The Poem of Völundur

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The Poem of Völundur In this series, I illuminate the individual poems of the Edda—that most famous, epic masterpiece of…

Music News: Tangerine Dream, Airwaves, & Björk

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One of the biggest icons of electronic music, Tangerine Dream, has painted stadium-sized soundscapes for no less than half a…

Grapevine Playlist: Sin Fang, gugusar And Björk vs Fever Ray

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Alexander Jarl – Marbella Alexander Jarl announces himself in classic Jason Derulo-Style and then takes us on a trip to…

Björk, The Knife And Fever Ray – An Experiment

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In a musical exchange, Icelandic icon Björk Guðmundsdóttir and Swedish artists Fever Ray and The Knife remixed each other’s songs….

Take A Dive: A Trio Of Visual Artists Bring The Work Of Snorri Magnússon To Light In This Joyful Documentary

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It is an old cliché that reality is stranger than fiction, and this was certainly the case for directors Hanna…

Artist Playlist: Lift Off With Plútó

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Eleven-member DJ group Plútó comprise the most comprehensive knowledge tank of dance and electronic music in Iceland, essentially like an…

Police Respond To Unnecessary Force Allegations

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After police criticism for using unnecessary force at summer festivities, chairman of the Reykjavik City Human Rights Council, Dóra Björt…

New Icelandic Music: Countess Malaise, SiGRÚN, sideproject ++

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Like waking up with nine extra arms that have been tidying up your house and doing your taxes while you…

Everything Will Be All Right: K.óla On Her New Album & Playing With Björk

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K.óla is Katrín Ólafsdóttir, a 22-year-young artist who just released her anticipated new album ‘Allt verður alltílæ.’ It features seven…

Deff Becomes Her: A Shemanic Trance Falls Over Pride

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Deff is a powerful presence in the Reykjavík drag scene. The alter-ego of Neville J. Ingley, Deff delivers energetic, fast…