Author: Hannah Jane Cohen - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Last Words: In Defence Of Faramir

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There are but two individuals who held the Ring of Power and willingly yeeted it off to another sucker: Bilbo…

Track By Track: ‘Songs 4 Crying’ By KARÍTAS

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A newbie on the scene, KARÍTAS brings a delicate mix of harmonic pop and trap. Backed by producer Dadykewl, she’s…

What Is My Energy?: una schram Brings Pop R&B To Airwaves

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“Energy is something I think about a lot,” chanteuse una schram, lowercase, please, says delicately over the phone. She’s currently…

Fancies: Melkorka Þorkelsdóttir

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Melkorka Þorkelsdóttir, who…

Hannah Gadsby On ‘Douglas,’ PC Culture, Cher & More

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Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby’s international career ironically kicked off after she announced that she was quitting comedy in her furious…

JóiPé & Króli Vs. Nuclear Winter: What’s Next For The Teen Idols?

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It’s JóiPé’s 19th birthday. Or at least, it will be in 24 hours, the young artist—real name Jóhannes Damian Patreksson—explains…

Grapevine Playlist 18: The Soul Of The Beat

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Moses Hightower – Lyftutónlist The Icelandic kings of soul, Moses Hightower, are back—with a vengeance, but with a piece of…

TEDxReykjavík: Thank You For Coming To My TED Talk

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“Technology, education, and design,” Sonja Kovačević, the coordinator of the TEDxReykjavík conference says crisply, sitting down in the meeting room…

Fancies: Kleine Konan

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

Get Your RIFF On!: The Grapevine Picks

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Cinephiles assemble! RIFF, The Reykjavík International Film Festival is back and will be bringing some much needed visual content to…

Horror-Scopes: The Drawing Of The Taurus

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In Horror-Scopes, Grapevine’s dedicated team of amateur astrologists breaks down your upcoming weeks based on shit like what Mercury’s up…

Track by Track: ‘Unbroken’ By ZAKAZ

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ZAKAZ is a one-man atmospheric post-black metal project known for its cathartic soundscapes and emotional songs. Here, ZAKAZ go through…

In Character: The Sublime Intensity Of gugusar

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Guðlaug Sóley Höskuldsdóttir is shy. Sitting in her family’s Grafarvogur home, backlit by the late-summer sunshine, the 15-year-old songstress—who performs…

We Used To Hate It, Now We Miss It: Almar Atlason’s ‘Thirst & Promises’

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Almost four years ago, Almar Atlason, a first-year art student at the Iceland Arts Academy, had a final project. Naturally,…

New In Town: FlyOver Iceland

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Iceland is a relatively small place, but seeing all its wonders during your week-long vacation might prove a tad difficult….

Fancies: Hulda Vigdísardóttir

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Hulda Vigdísardóttir (25),…

Horror-Scopes: Fulfil Your Destiny

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In HorrorScopes, Grapevine’s dedicated team of amateur astrologists breaks down your upcoming weeks based on shit like where an asteroid…

The Next Big Thing: At New To Us, See The Future Of The Icelandic Scene

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New To Us. #3 will be on September 21st at 20:30 at Hlemmur Square. Admission is free! “If you’re a…

Well, You Asked: God Left Us Aeons Ago

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Could God make a rock so heavy that even he couldn’t lift it? Woah, hold up there, cowboy/cowgirl/cowperson. HE? HE…

A Gorgeous Glacier Hike From Reykjavik: A Full Day Exploring the South Coast Of Iceland

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The South Coast of Iceland is one of the countries most travelled roads—and for good reason. Including everything from spectacular…

Fancies: Steinunn Eldflaug Harðardóttir & Eldey

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Steinunn Eldflaug Harðardóttir…

Crack Open A Cold One: Your Guide To Reykjavík Beer Places

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Legend has it that a new era of lager has begun. Here’s the ultimate Reykjavík beer guide to help you…

Horror-Scopes: Star-Crossed Lovers

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In Horror-Scopes, Grapevine’s dedicated team of professional astrologists breaks down your upcoming weeks based on shit like where the planet…

Artist Playlist: Lift Off With Plútó

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Eleven-member DJ group Plútó comprise the most comprehensive knowledge tank of dance and electronic music in Iceland, essentially like an…

Rock & Roll & Redemption: Une Misère Are Here With A Sermon Of Acceptance

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The boys of Une Misère are exhausted. Having just days ago returned from a 40-day tour of Europe and Russia,…