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Icelandic Labour Union Takes On Bank Connected To Rental Company

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The Store and Office Workers’ Union (VR) has threatened to withdraw over 4 billion ISK in union funds from a…

Björk’s Most Elaborate Staged Concert Set To Premiere, New Director Announced

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Björk will debut a new theatrical production in New York City this May. Entitled ‘Cornucopia,’ Björk has teamed up with…

Hatari, Skaði & Tara Mobee Amongst Contestants To Represent Iceland At Eurovision

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As you may have noticed, the Eurovision Song Contest is kind of a phenomenon in Iceland. Alongside supporting the occasionally…

GYÐA And GDRN Nominated For Nordic Music Prize

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Two Icelandic artists have made the longlist for this year’s Nordic Music Prize. Acronymic twins GYÐA and GDRN are both…

Fancies: Hrafnhildur Björk Runólfsdóttir & Karítas Sigurðardóttir

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject are Hrafnhildur Björk Runólfsdóttir…

Increased Push To Privatise Iceland’s Banks, Evoking Pre-Crash Memories

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There is a growing push to privatise Landsbankinn and Íslandsbanki, two banks currently majority owned by the government. There is,…

Grapevine Music Awards 2019: Artist Of The Year – Ólafur Arnalds

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2018 felt like the year when composer, musician and performer Ólafur Arnalds came into his own and stepped out into…

The Grapevine Music Awards 2019: The Winners Are Here!

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One of the most common questions asked about Iceland—right up there alongside volcano stuff, the ‘incest app’ and the pissy…

Albums Of The Year: Our Critics’ Music Picks Of 2018

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Deliberating over the Grapevine’s Music Awards is a difficult process—for every winner that we hand a medal to, there are…

Grapevine Playlist: Hermigervill, sillus, HATARI, Psychoplasmics, ZAKAZ & More

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A lot of great music sneaked out over the Christmas period, whilst your eye was off the ball, and on…

Icelandic Police Busier In 2018 Than In The Year Previous

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Police were called to respond to incidents about 350 times a day in 2018, showing a 16% increase overall. The…

Bad Taste Records Has Clearance Sale Today, Featuring Björk DJing And More

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None other than Björk Guðmundsdóttir will be amongst the special guests hosting a clearance sale at Bad Taste Records today,…

Iceland Hoping To Host European Film Awards In 2020

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Reykjavík Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson told reporters in Seville, where the European Film Awards were held this year, that Iceland…

Fifteenth Time Lucky: Björk’s Incredible Grammy Awards Journey

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The news came out yesterday that Björk has been nominated for the Grammys for her new album, ‘Utopia,’ in the…

Secretly Satanic: SMIT Records Explores The Frontiers Of Experimental Music

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“It’s about infecting people with satanic music,” says Héðinn Finnsson, in a quiet, deadpan voice, with a neat grid of…

Coldwave & Ketamine: Grapevine’s Airwaves Wednesday Super-Review

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THE AIRWAVES ARE AMONG US. From Peter André lookalikes to taut heartstrings, flowing colours, palace muses, ketamine vs. breakfast cereal,…

Iceland’s Prime Minister Makes Airwaves Playlist; Likes Björk, Rihanna and Milkywhale

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Iceland’s Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, has unveiled a Spotify playlist specially made to celebrate the Iceland Airwaves 20th anniversary edition….

Back to the Frou Frou-ture: Imogen Heap and Guy Sigsworth Reunite in Reykjavík

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In early October, the stars aligned to grace Reykjavík with a performance by the elusive electropop band Frou Frou. Composed…

Fancies: Sunna Björk Ívarsdóttir

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Sunna Björk Ívarsdóttir (24), who…

Airwaves Debutantes: What’s New And Who’s Who At Airwaves 2018 #1

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Iceland Airwaves built its reputation as a destination festival not by booking loads of big names, but because it’s the…

Positivity And Empowerment: Iceland Airwaves Champions Gender Equality In Music

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Recently, Iceland Airwaves made headlines in the New York Times for becoming the first music festival to completely close the…