Pascal Pinon: Twosomeness

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Pascal Pinon is fairly well known on the Reykjavík music scene for their quiet ways and low-key performance style. Following…

My Bubba and Mi: Wild & You

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‘Wild & You,’ the latest output from Swedish/Icelandic bluegrass duo My Bubba and Mi, takes the form of a five-track…

Oléna: Made In Hurt By Heart

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On the surface of things, Reykjavík-based French singer Oléna appears to fit in well with the myriad of other kooky…

múm: Early Birds

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Dedicated múm fans can reach for their wallets with the release of their compilation ‘Early Birds,’ a fifteen track retrospective…

Biking In Reykjavík Is Underrated

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Reykjavík may not be the most bike- friendly city, but it certainly has some beautiful routes where cars are not…

Summer Solstice Filigree Folk

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The first time I heard Ólöf Arnalds play live was at the Aldrei fór ég suður music festival in 2010….

Track Of The Issue: Just Another Snake Cult: Birds Carried Your Song Through The Night

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A swell little solo EP from Just Another Snake Cult. Short, sweet and kaleidoscopic, ‘Birds Carried Your Song Though The…

Tómas R. Einarsson: Strengur

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‘Strengur, the latest work by string musician Tómas R Einarsson, uses the metaphor of ‘strengir’ “strings”) to tie together what…

Megas og Strengir: Aðför að lögum

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An Icelandic legend, a veritable local Bob Dylan/Tom Waits/eccentric troubadour, Megas is a staple of many Icelandic homes; I am…

Hjálmar: Órar

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Hjálmar live a somewhat unchallenged existence as the kings of the Icelandic reggae scene (as there are barely any other…

Homey and Cosy

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We are in a small church, beside a small lake, in a small city in the far, far North. On…

Five Albums That Shaped Bergrún Anna Hallsteinsdóttir´s Decade

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Sigur Rós – Takk (2007) Takk received critical acclaim here, there and everywhere, went gold and made everyone sit up…

Prófessorinn og Memfismafían: Diskóeyjan

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A sort of children’s story with songs, Diskóeyjan tells the tale of two kids, Daníel and Rut, who are sent…

Hjaltalín

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Hjaltalín are locally renowned for their live performances, and their new live album, ‘Alpanon’—a live album that documents their concert…

Retro Stefson

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Retro Stefson know how to have a good time and their latest album, Kimbawe, is no exception. The band is…

Baggalútur

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As a general rule, Christmas albums are a jingly, tinkly waste of money and should be avoided if not outright…

Orphic Oxtra

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The debut album by Balkan-style band Orphic Oxtra is a twisting, turning, flying all over the place kind of experience….

NASA – Sunday

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Photo by Hvalreki The first band to play that night was Orphic Oxtra who helped get me over my intense…

Faktorý – Saturday

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Photo by Morgan Levy. Lazyblood show us how it’s done The night began awesomely well at Faktory on Saturday, with…

Apótekið – Friday

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Photo by Hvalreki Being a performer is often ridiculous. Many venues an artist is made to perform at are all…

Iðnó – Thursday

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Photo by Tomasz Þór Veruson and Morgan Levy  Iðnó took a chill pill this Thursday night, with Biggibix, Klassart, Moddi,…

Sódóma – Wednesday

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Sódóma got the musical ball rolling nicely on Airwaves Wednesday, with a strong line-up that pulled a solid crowd and…

Lára: Surprise (2009)

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Surprise, the third long player from singer Lára Rúnarsdóttir is—contrary to what the title might suggests—a rather unsurprising affair. The…

Stereo Hypnosis

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Best enjoyed whilst lying on the floor, staring at the ceiling. Father-son duo Stereo Hypnosis was formed in 2006 by…