A Fresh Frequency: Útvarp 101 Is Changing The Game In Icelandic Radio

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They say that video killed the radio star, but a group of young Reykjavík musicians, artists and tastemakers are determined…

Miami On Ice: Put On That Sports Jacket

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Miami’s cocktail menu—designed by master mixologist Martin Cabejšek—takes your favourite classics and mixes them up into complex 21st century drinks….

Fancies: CYBER

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subjects are CYBER. CYBER is…

War Of The Supernatural: The Elven Evacuation

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In June of 2006, the small southern town of Vogar—just a stone’s throw from Keflavík—made the noble decision to help…

Well, You Asked: The Tree Of Sadness

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I hate people that like Terrence Malick movies. Are they all idiots or am I the idiot? Ok, imagine it’s…

What Have We Won?: World’s Greatest Record Store

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If you trust viral listicles and industry insider books—and who wouldn’t—then trust and believe local record shop 12 Tónar is…

Word Of The Issue: The Olafsdottir

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What were you doing at age 16? If we were to hazard a guess, you probably weren’t presenting your own…

Airwaves Debutantes: What’s New And Who’s Who At Airwaves 2018 #3

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Welcome to part three of our Iceland Airwaves debutantes guide, where we introduce the freshest faces who are playing Airwaves…

What Have We Won?: Aerials All Around!

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How do you feel about rhinestones? Tight ponytails? Older Russian coaches? If you just yelled, “YES!” Well, have we—or rather,…

War Of The Nerds: Iceland Vs. Iceland

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Remember that time you got drunk and copyrighted the word ‘Macedonia’ and then got super rich by suing every history…

Fancies: Victoria Heiður Barthélémy

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Victoria Heiður Barthélémy (22),…

Last Words: The Anger Of Men

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The overwhelming global consensus was that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford behaved admirably last month. All over the internet, all over…

Angelic Electronic: BRÍET’s Pop Is Personal, Catchy And Completely New

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At only 19-years-old, Bríet Elfar, aka BRÍET, has the composure of someone far older. When she speaks, the young musician…

Airwaves Debutantes: What’s New And Who’s Who At Airwaves 2018 #2

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Here’s part two of our guide to what’s new and who’s who at Iceland Airwaves 18. Make sure to get…

He Was Number One: Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Iceland’s Meme King

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On August 21st, Icelandic actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson passed away after a two year fight with bile duct cancer. While…

Logi 2.0: Iceland’s Music Mogul, Born Again

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Logi Pedro Stefánsson’s studio, 101derland, is under renovation. Furniture is piled up in the corners. Loose electrical cords snake across…

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…

Grapevine Playlist: ROKKY, RONNY, GusGus, Berndsen, Fufanu & More

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Like thirty seven orcas breaching in unison under the swirling aurora at the exact moment that geysir goes off, here…

Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson: The Voice Of Iceland

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If you were to make a list of pivotal players in the Icelandic music scene, the name Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson, also…

Life In Pictures: Roller Derby Smashes Down In Reykjavík

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On September 15th, Reykjavík’s resident Valkyries, the Ragnrök roller derby team, took on the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers from Texas in…

Track By Track: ‘Influence Of Buildings On Musical Tone’ By Þráinn Hjálmarsson

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Composer Þráinn Hjálmarsson’s debut effort, ‘Influence Of Buildings On Musical Tone’, is one of cultivated emotion. Containing five recent chamber works,…

Perfect Day: Saga Ýr Nazari

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Saga Ýr Nazari burst onto the music scene just one month ago with her debut effort ‘Don’t Gotta Be Real’….

You Wish This Was Your Birthday: Gleðileg Jón 2018 Has Arrived

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“It started out as a joke on a group chat on Facebook in July 2016,” says Jón Már Ásbjörnsson, the…