Author: Hannah Jane Cohen - The Reykjavik Grapevine

The Grapevine Music Awards 2021: Bríet & JFDR – In Conversation

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At the 2021 Grapevine Music Awards, the three biggest categories—Artist, Song and Album Of The Year—were decided the quickest. In…

Horror-Scopes: Tracking Your Macros… Alone

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The Grapevine’s team of amateur astrologists know all. How? Not only do we talk to the tarot, but we also…

Grapevine Music Awards 2021: Shout Out – Rough Cult & Auður

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The Grapevine Music Awards 2021 Shout Out award applauds two stellar projects this year. First off, we celebrate Rough Cult…

Grapevine Music Awards 2021: You Should Have Heard This – Hekla & RYBA

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At the 2021 Grapevine Music Awards, there was a tie in the highly coveted “You Should Have Heard This” category….

Grapevine Music Awards 2021: Best Video – Jónsi ‘Sumarið sem aldrei kom’

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“Jónsi wanted to show the other side of Iceland, not the delusional version we’ve seen in the ‘Inspired by Iceland’…

Fancies: Logi Þorvaldsson

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Logi Þorvaldsson, a…

Grapevine Music Awards 2021: Artist To Watch – Holdgervlar

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“The Holdgervlar themselves are xenobots, ready-made organisms, with human roots. They look back with nostalgia at human cultures, but with…

Grapevine Music Awards 2021: Best Livestream – Live From Reykjavík & Post-Sessions

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For the 2021 iteration of our Grapevine Music Awards, we decided to forgo one of our usual categories—Best Live Band—and…

Exactly What It’s Supposed To Be: Ingibjörg Turchi Reflects On ‘Meliae’

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In Greek mythology, the Meliae were a type of tree nymph. According to some sources, mankind actually originated from them….

A Glorious Shrine To Nothing: Núll Is The Band To Not-Exist To

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In years prior, I used to always describe Núll with silly epitaphs like ‘The Most Ungoogleable Band In Iceland’ or…

The Grapevine Music Awards 2021: The Winners Are Here!

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Oh, you thought a pandemic would stop us? No way! It’s January, and that means the Grapevine Music Awards 2021…

Grapevine Playlist: Bashar Murad, Oscar Leone, Birnir, Páll Óskar & More!

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Music—have you of it? Here’s some of our favourite tracks from the last month. Bashar Murad – MASKHARA Bashar Murad—who…

Gods Of Iceland: Sif, A Totally Fully-Fledged Three Dimensional Character

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Superpowers: Beautiful blonde hair. A great wife. Weaknesses: Beautiful blonde hair. A great wife. Modern Analogue: A great wife with……

Track By Track: ‘Inspector Spacetime’ By… Inspector Spacetime

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Dance-lovers Inspector Spacetime—Egill Gauti Sigurjónsson, Vaka Agnarsdóttir and Elías Geir Óskarsson—walk us through their debut effort track by track. Intro…

Katrín Jakobsdóttir Decries Pro-Trump Mob Riots As “Attack On Democracy”

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Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir has responded to the pro-Trump rioters, who only hours ago breached the U.S. capitol building in…

2020 In Culture: Joker, Please Perform “Ja Ja Ding Dong”

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2020 was pretty heavy on very serious political news. Not naming any names, of course, especially not one whose name…

Our Culture Editor’s Top Three Albums Of 2020: An Exhaustive Write-Up

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This was supposed to be a top five list but after writing 2,000 words about three albums, I decided to…

The Pandemic Holiday Diaries #3: Gógó Starr & Bobo Starr

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How does one approach the holiday season in the midst of gathering bans and social distancing? To learn, we’re sitting…

Fancies: DJ Dóra Júlía

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Dóra Júlía Agnarsdóttir…

The Pandemic Holiday Diaries #2: Bára Halldórsdóttir & Hrafna Jóna Ágústsdóttir

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How does one approach the holiday season in the midst of gathering bans and social distancing? To learn, we’re sitting…

The Pandemic Holiday Diaries #1: Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir & Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir

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How does one approach the holiday season in the midst of gathering bans and social distancing? To learn, we’re sitting…

Áslaug Magnúsdóttir’s Katla Brings Sustainability To The Forefront Of Fashion

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Áslaug Magnúsdóttir wears a lot of hats. When she talks, she’ll transform from a shrewd businesswoman to a staunch activist…

Limitless, Effortless, Genreless: Magnús Jóhann Refuses To Be Defined

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“Basically, the whole beginning of this whole album process was not a single note of music, it was the cover,”…

Track By Track: ‘What Love Is’ By Rex Pistols

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Goth isn’t dead, people. It’s alive and thriving in downtown Reykjavík in the form of Rex Pistols, who recently dropped…

Track Premiere! “Þoka” By Herdís Stefánsdóttir

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Composer Herdís Stefánsdóttir is most well-known for her soundtrack work—you might have heard her compositions on HBO’s ‘We’re Here’ or…