Author: Hannah Jane Cohen - The Reykjavik Grapevine

How to Christmas Like An Icelander

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If there’s anything Iceland loves, it’s taking Christmas to the next level. And hell no—we’re not talking about the Yule…

The Outsider: Countess Malaise Claims Her Throne

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In the Icelandic rap scene, there’s Countess Malaise and there’s everyone else. Since the the dark monarch debuted three years…

The Trail Of The Cosmonauts

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Before man simultaneously took one small step and one giant leap, more than 30 astronauts travelled to Iceland to train…

New In Town: Yuzu

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Headed up by the owners of beloved clothing store Húrra Reykjavík, Yuzu is an artisanal burger shop at Hverfisgata 44…

New In Town: FRAKTAL

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In mathematics, a fractal is a non-regular geometric shape that presents a seemingly infinite series of patterns at every level…

Perfect Day: Gunnar Ingi Jones

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Gunnar Ingi Jones is the guitarist of metal band Une Misère, who just dropped their newest album ‘Sermon’ on November…

Horror-Scopes: PISCES IS KING

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In HorrorScopes, the Grapevine’s dedicated team of amateur astrologists breaks down your upcoming weeks based on shit like Venus. Aries…

Grapevine Playlist: Countess Malaise, Ásgeir, Sin Fang & More

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The Grapevine Playlist provides you with your regular dose of brand new Icelandic music. This time music for: headbanging and…

Track By Track: ‘HYSTERÍA’ By Countess Malaise

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Bow down, for the Countess of Malaise has arrived with her long-awaited debut album ‘HYSTERÍA.’ Coming First It’s self-explanatory. As…

Tim Pogo’s Exclusive, Uncut Interview With Jón Már From Une Misère

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Une Misère is on the rise. If you haven’t heard their newest album, ‘Sermon,’ where have you been? We at…

Airwaves: Meet The Venues

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The venues of Iceland Airwaves shift like the seasons. Places appear, disappear, and subsequently reappear years later only to disappear…

Alert – Power Modifying: Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun Uses Experiences To Drive Institutional Change

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Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun talks at a rapid-fire pace. Her ideas glide from topic to topic, using language so intricate…

Airwaves Tipsters 2019: Tim Pogo

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Tim Pogo is has been kicking around Airwaves pretty much since its inception. This will be his 20th Airwaves, the…

Airwaves Tipsters 2019: Logi Pedro

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Logi Pedro Stefánsson is a familiar face to anyone with an eye on Icelandic music. He’s created, produced, or championed…

Airwaves Tipsters 2019: Lord Pusswhip

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The works of rapper and producer Lord Pusswhip are best described as unpredictable. Over the years, his sound has meandered…

Airwaves Tipsters 2019: María Rut Reynisdóttir

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María Rut Reynisdóttir is the project manager of Reykjavík Music City, which seeks to promote the city’s music scene and…

The Last McDonald’s Burger In Iceland Turns Ten! And Still Looks Great!

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In 2009, tragedy struck Iceland. No, not the Pots and Pans Revolution, something much, much, much more awful, for 2009…

Alyona Alyona Will Show You How To Find Your Power

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A smiling, female, plus-size Ukrainian rapper grooves around the stage of a big European festival. She’s performing a song in…

Fancies: GDRN

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Guðrún Ýr Eyfjörð…

Airwaves Tipsters 2019: MSEA

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Canadian-born Reykjavík-transplant MSEA is known for her intriguing, textural electronica-and-voice music. In her short time in Iceland, she has become…

Grapevine Playlist: JFDR, una schram, Matthildur & More

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What’s going on in Icelandic music today? Lots. Folk, rap, trap, oddly appealing cheese musicals… you name it, and you’ll…

Music News: Víkingur Ólafsson Slays, Söngvakeppnin Gets Crowded & Kælan Mikla Heads To SXSW

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Iceland’s most pleasant and prodigious pianist—and former Grapevine cover star—Víkingur Ólafsson was named Artist Of The Year at the 2019…

How To Halloween In Reykjavík: A Spooky Guide

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Cue the chorus of spooky “Ooooooh!” Halloween has arrived, so get your best slutty Joker costume ready. Here’s where to…

Best In Show: The Icelandic Tattoo Expo Brings Some Motorised Needles To Laugardalsvöllur

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“A tattoo convention is a gathering of artists who are passionate about the art behind tattoos,” Málfríður Sverrisdóttir explains. “So…

Horror-Scopes: The Leo Of The Rings

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In HorrorScopes, Grapevine’s dedicated team of amateur astrologists breaks down your upcoming weeks based on shit like planetary orbits. Aries…