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Happening This Weekend: Our Picks!

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More snow, more sadness, more sledding. That doesn’t mean though, that your weekend must be wet and icy. Here are…

Happening This Weekend: Our Picks!

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School has started. Morale is low. The apocalypse is nigh. Cheer yourself up with these not-to-miss events. Friday, January 11th…

Grapevine Music Awards 2019: Best Song – Prins Póló’s ‘Lifið ertu að grínast’

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Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson, aka Prins Póló, sits down regally on the bench, his back straight and fingers interlocked over one…

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…

Fiiiiiive Goooooold Riiiings: Christmassy Goings-On In Reykjavík City

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Reykjavík is a cosy and festive place to be at Christmas, from the decoration-festooned downtown streets to pop-up markets, special…

Food of Iceland: Prince Póló

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The rule in Iceland before 1990 was basically this: If it’s good, it’s probably banned. For example, beer was banned…

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….

Antediluvian Architecture And Vegetarian Sausage: A Day In Berufjörður

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The more miles I log on Iceland’s country roads, absorbing each landscape as it melts into the next, the more…

This Year’s Must Hears: Our Tracks Of 2018, So Far, Part One

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As we drift into autumn and both Airwaves and the end of the year get closer on the horizon, we…

Hard Labour: 10 Years After His First Show, Þrándur Is One Of Iceland’s Best-Known Painters

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Þrándur Þórarinsson opens the door of his studio and quietly says hello. Dressed in a blue grandad-collar shirt and maroon…

Music News: Kælan Mikla, Innipúkinn, Mighty Bear

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DIY goth-rock trio Kælan Mikla were recently invited to play at Robert Smith’s Meltdown festival at the Royal Festival Hall…

Happening Tonight: Prins Póló Album Release Concert!

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Many Icelanders could be described as chocoholics. Nowadays we thirst for chocolate just as our ancestors thirsted for warm ale, pillaging…

Monosodium Glutamate FTW: Prins Póló On His New Record And Solo-Tour

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Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson is a very busy man. Not only is he a farmer, producing the popular bulsur (vegan sausages)…

The Fjords Are Alive With The Sound Of Aldrei Fór Eg Suður’s 15th year

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Easter is right around the corner, which means one thing for the Westfjord town of Ísafjörður—it’s about to get really…

Grapevine Playlist: Högni, dj. flugvél og geimskip, Kælan Mikla & More

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Here are five new Icelandic tracks that have been swirling around on the Grapevine’s office stereo. DJ flúgvel og geimskip…

Music News: Prins Póló, Pink Street Boys, Skrattar & More

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Indie-pop darlings Prins Póló recently released a video for their new song “Ölkærastan” (“Beer Girlfriend,” in English). It was made…

Havarí: Moving To The Country Is No Reason To Stop Partying

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There is something so appealing in the idea of leaving everything you own and moving to a remote spot in…

Prins Póló Band Together With Autistic Visual Artist

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Let’s talk Prins Póló. And then we’re not talking about the Polish chocolate bar generations of Icelanders have eaten daily (OK,…

It’s The Winners Of The Fifth Annual Grapevine Music Awards!

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What do they have that you don’t? It’s the fifth annual Grapevine Music Awards. Which means that it’s the fifth…

Airwaves Tipsters: Tonik Ensemble

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Anton Kaldal is the man behind Tonik Ensemble: an acclaimed Reykjavík-based producer who’s last LP, ‘Snapshots’, won Reykjavík Grapevine’s album…

Video Roundup: GKR, Samaris, Reykjavíkurdætur, Prins Póló, GANGLY

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With Airwaves coming, pretty much everyone in the Icelandic music scene is gearing up to drop a new track or…