Author: Hannah Jane Cohen - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Track By Track: ‘Phantom Plaza’ By RYBA

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RYBA’s debut release ‘Phantom Plaza’ was a two-year effort that ended up with a seven person supergroup featuring Heimir Gestur Valdimarsson…

Fancies: Laima Ūdre

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Laima Ūdre (30),…

Last Words: The GOP Proves Zombies Would Win

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In Max Brooks’ superb novel ‘World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War’, a zombie virus is created—curiously,…

Fancies: Lovísa Tómasdóttir

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Lovísa Tómasdóttir (28),…

Horror-Scopes: The Autumn Fog Reveals Your Fate

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In Horror-Scopes, the Grapevine’s dedicated team of amateur astrologists give you their mystical visions on the dark fate that lies…

RVK Newscast #32: ÆVI – A Solo Dance Journey With Inga Maren Rúnarsdóttir

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For this edition of the Reykjavík Newscast, Culture Editor Hannah Jane sat down with choreographer and dancer Inga Maren Rúnarsdóttir…

Newcomer Dr. Pill On His Eclectic Debut Album ‘Ottersitting’

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Today, Dr. Pill—real name Phil Uwe Widiger, himself a Grapevine alum—dropped his debut release ‘Ottersitting’, a genre-bending melange of industrial,…

Track Of The Day: “Salt Licorice” By Jónsi Feat. Robyn

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Just a few days before the drop of his upcoming album ‘Shiver’, Jónsi is here with a new track, featuring…

Culture Pick: ‘GERÐUR’ By Gerður Helgadóttir

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So what should one get on to today in Reykjavík? The Grapevine recommends checking out Gerðarsafn Kópavogur’s latest exhibition entitled…

Hot Dogs, Gossip, Cellulite & Dolly Parton: Snjólaug Lúðvíksdóttir’s Perfect Day

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Snjólaug Lúðvíksdóttir is a comedian and screenwriter. For foreigners, her name is pronounced Snow-Leg, though it directly translates to Snow-Pool….

Track By Track: ‘Undir bláu tungli’ By Logi Pedro

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Two years after his debut solo album, Logi Pedro is back with his second effort ‘Undir bláu tungli’ (‘Under The…

Fancies: Ástrós Erla Benediktsdóttir

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Ástrós Erla Benediktsdóttir…

RIFF & Chill: The Reykjavík International Film Festival Goes Digital – Hybrid

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Make sure your connection is strong and electricity stays running because the Reykjavík International Film Festival is back and this…

The Dizzying Cacophonic Beauty Of Davíð Örn Halldórsson

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Arranged on stark white walls, Davíð Örn Halldórsson’s newest exhibition “Ókei, Au pair” at Hverfisgallerí is a blur of poisonous,…

Ölverk Pizza & Brewery Ups The Pizza-And-Beer Game

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Ölverk Pizza & Brewery beckons you in. The Hveragerði hotspot—the chef-d’oeuvre of Laufey Sif Lárusdóttir, her partner and brewmaster Elvar…

GusGus, The Impossible Band: 25 Years Of Intrigue, Drama And Music

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None of this was supposed to happen. GusGus was just supposed to be a short film, not a band. And…

New In Town: The Return Of Flæði

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Flæði is back! The art venue—whose name translates to ‘Flow’—has finally re-opened in a new central Vesturgata spot and we…

Track By Track: ‘My My’ By ROKKY

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ROKKY first burst onto the scene in 2018 with her electro-pop banger “My Lips.” Now, she’s back with her long-awaited…

The Core Of The Winter: Bára Gísladóttir On Her Newest, Most Claustrophobic Release

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“The funny thing is that I wasn’t even planning on releasing this album,” Bára Gísladóttir says, a wide, animated smile…

Les Enfants Terribles: Víkingur Ólafsson Brings Rameau and Debussy To The Harpa Stage

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It’s 1918. World War I rages on as French composer Claude Debussy lies on his deathbed. His last few days…

Coffee & Rave; Rinse & Repeat: Catherine Côté’s Perfect Day

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Montrealer Catherine Côté is Reykjavík’s resident neon nail art queen. First, ooh and aah at her work on Instagram at…

Horror-Scopes: Taurus, You Nasty Witch

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In Horror-Scopes, the Grapevine’s dedicated team of amateur astrologists give you their mystical insights on how to live a long…

Fancies: Countess Malaise

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Countess Malaise (28),…

The Wait Is Over: Ra:tio Drops Their Debut Album ‘DANS’

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Production duo Ra:tio—winner of the ‘One To Watch’ award at the 2020 Grapevine Music Awards—just dropped their first solo album…

Queering The Chaos! Hannah Jane And Andie Sophia’s Editorial

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Pride Month may be in June for some parts of the world, but in Iceland—as in much of Scandinavia—it’s in…