Author: arnihjorvar - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Confusing, Lovely, Twerking, Pre-Flight Entertainment

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I will hand it to the six Icelandic guys in wifebeaters known as UMTBS for performing on a very high energy level to a room of full of tired and hungover people, and enjoying doing it. They shredded, they shrieked, they pressed keyboard buttons, they screamed, they harmonized, they headbanged, they did a lot of stuff — probably too much stuff. I wasn’t really sure what was going on.

Objectivity On Holiday – Gamli Gaukurinn pt. 2

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It’s quite a mammoth task to try and cover every single gig that happens at Airwaves, and slip-ups are going…

Genre Assassination And Schizophrenia: Amsterdam Pt. 1

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The first act to show up on stage at Amsterdam on Friday night was Hip-Hop/Reggae producer Nolem. Nolem has been…

SGs and Lap Steels at Amsterdam

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I was proven very wrong very quickly. Caterpillarmen play party music that doesn’t take it self too seriously, but do so with so much conviction that it’s impossible not to pay attention. This is the band Johnny Triumph would have started had he gone on to do more things after having recorded Lúftgitar with The Sugarcubes.

Metz! Metz! Metz!

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Metz are loud. They’re a noisy-post-hardcore-grunge group that consists of three Canadians from Toronto. Their painstakingly particular yet equally anarchic…

A Night Of Synths In All Their Forms

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First of all, I’ve got to give Metz an honourable mention. I ducked into Bar 11 to see them before…