Track By Track: Futuregrapher’s ‘Hrafnagil’

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Famous for rapid-fire drum ‘n’ bass tunes, electronic artist Futuregrapher—real name Árni Grétar—has made a name for himself as a…

A Different Conversation On Sexual Violence

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Dr. Nina Burrows is a British psychologist who specialises in the psychology of sexual abuse, training police officers, prosecutors, barristers,…

Kælan Mikla: The Beauty In Sadness

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Sólveig Matthildur Kristjánsdóttir laughs uncontrollably and apologises for punching the wrong code into the drum machine and mucking up the…

UNICEF Benefit Concert In Photos

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Iceland’s division of UNICEF launched a campaign called #segjumSTOPP (“Let’s Say Stop”) last week that aims to put pressure on…

PHOTOS: Misþyrming X Muck At Húrra

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On a semi-regular basis, we at the Grapevine host a concert series with Húrra in which we highlight some of…

Reykjavík Swing Syndicate At KEXJazz In Photos

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The weekly KEXJazz show—held every Tuesday at 20:30—has been going strong since 2011, routinely filling KEX Hostel’s large bar area…

Antimony Is Looser And More Confident – Warming Up For Sigur Rós

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The gloomy synthpop band Antimony first sprang onto the scene a little over a year ago, and has spent the…

Happening Tonight: Misþyrming X Muck

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Belched straight from hell’s gut, Misþyrming leads a new wave of Icelandic black metal that is dark but not inaccessible,…

In Pictures: UNICEF Call For Peace

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On the fifth anniversary of the devastating Syrian civil war, Iceland’s division of UNICEF held a solemn ceremony to protest…

UNICEF Urges Peace After Five Years Of Devastating Syrian War

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Today marks the five year anniversary of the start of the civil war in Syria, and international NGOs are banding…

Happening Tonight: Kælan Mikla And Friends At Gaukurinn

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In just three years, Kælan Mikla have established themselves as the coolest nihilist punks of Iceland. Dishing out spoken-word poems…

ArtMass: Art As Religion And Religion As Art

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Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir has been performing her ArtMass in various spaces and on multiple occasions since 2009. The latest…

Opening Today: ‘ArtMass’ By Katrín Lilja Ingu Jónsdóttir

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Katrín Lilja Ingudóttir Jónsdóttir guides us through her ArtMass where guests are offered the chance to worship art in its…

Exclusive Premiere: Party Rockers Churchhouse Creepers Release New Party Rock Video

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The stoner rockers from up north have just released a new video for their album’s title track, “From Party To…

Slut-Shaming And State-Sponsored Persecution In “Situation” Era Iceland

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Starting in 1940, Iceland’s occupation by Allied forces during WWII was for the most part a peaceful one, at least…

Download This! Antimony’s “Derelicte”

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This issue’s track is by gloomy newcomers to the scene, Antimony. The minimalist bass and retro synth may have the…

Músiktilraunir: Where Young Musicians Learn To Fly

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“Nobody is born an artist. You need to practice, and have a venue to do so.” So says Ása Hauksdóttir…

Útidúr Release New Space Cowboy Music Video!

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Chamber-pop band Útidúr has just released a new music video that they say is inspired by Spaghetti Westerns and low-budget…

Fuck Everything! Opeth Coming To Eistnaflug!

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Amid big announcements like Radiohead playing at Secret Solstice and PJ Harvey coming to Airwaves, the gals and guys behind…

“The Soundscape Of Now”: Tonik Ensemble On Holly Herndon

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As I struggled to comprehend the reference-laden visual language and chaotic sonic landscape of Holly Herndon’s Sónar show last night,…

Progressive Iceland In Photos

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Frequent Grapevine contributor and generally cool person Gabrielle Motola has been working since 2013 on a passion project of hers:…

Hildur On Striking Out On Her Own And Not Having To Compromise

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Hildur is no stranger to making music. She’s been a part of Rökkurró for some ten years, performed with Cell7,…

Vaginaboys Video Features Teddy Bears, Dildos, & Gas Masks!

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Two weeks after releasing their début English-speaking song, “Feeling,” the anonymous and masked electro-pop-R&B group has released a video for…

Sónar Reykjavík Emphasises The Presence Of Female Artists

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With the third Sónar Reykjavík festival just around the corner, the local organisers recently revealed that they’re continually working to…