Indestructible Icelandic Football Horde To Imminently Decimate The Swiss

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After their 2-2 victory against the World Cup champions France last week—a hard-fought game that scientifically proved once and for…

Airwaves Tipsters 2018: Geoffrey Skywalker’s Newcomers & Wildcards

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A mogul sitting near the top of Partybær, Sticky Records, and Prikið—the beating heart of the local rap scene—Geoff has…

Iceland Football Team Draw France 2-2, Are Officially As Good As World Champions

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Iceland smited World Champions France last night in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Stage de Roudourou. They were only…

Airwaves Tipsters 2018: Samantha Shay Recommends SiGRÚN, sóley, JFDR & More

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Samantha Shay is a multi-disciplinary artist, among other things, who’s been making waves since she arrived in Iceland from the…

All About The Music: KEXP’s 10 Years Of Airwaves Sessions Have Over 85m Views

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Amidst the noise and chaos of Iceland Airwaves, KEXP’s off-venue—which the Seattle radio station has hosted for the last ten…

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…

Life In Pictures: Football In The Faroes

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This summer, as the World Cup was hitting its peak, we were out on a road trip driving the winding…

Steve Bruce’s Crack Pipe And Hodgson’s Hex: Iceland’s Footballing Vikings

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As The Icelandic team rests before going once more into the fray against Switzerland on October 15th in the UEFA…

Sónar Reykjavík 2019: Richie Hawtin, Jon Hopkins, Fatima Al Qadiri & More

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The Sónar Reykjavík festival is an annual breath—nay, lungful—of fresh air for Icelandic music lovers. Joining the dots between the…

Music News: Airwaves Complete Lineup, Hugar Sign With SONY, RVKDTR Are Winning

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Iceland Airwaves has announced twenty more bands to complete the 20th anniversary edition of the festival, which will happen in…

Loud Places: Kjartan Holm Explores Orchestral Noise

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Kjartan Holm sits stock still, gazing contemplatively into the middle distance. “It’s gonna be interesting to see how Airwaves will…

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…

The Hot Sea: GeoSea Geothermal Baths Open In Húsavík

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On a grassy hilltop at the edge of the small northern town of Húsavík, a brand new state-of-the-art bathing facility…

#IcelandSmites: We Lost A Couple Of Matches, But Let’s Not Shit Ourselves

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Earlier this year, after their famous run in Euro 2016 and a thrilling qualifying campaign for the World Cup 2018,…

Alien Communication: From Hafnarfjörður To Hollywood, Hildur Guðnadóttir Hits The Big Time

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Hildur Guðnadóttir’s beaming face emerges from the digital blur. She leans into the camera, her features springing into sharp resolution….

Artist Playlist: Spooky Vibes & Throwing Panties With MSEA

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MSEA is Maria-Carmela Raso, a Reykjavík-based musician who picked up some positive attention this year with the ambitious release exhibition…

Street Art 101: The Best Reykjavík Murals

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Street art might have, well, varying degrees of legality in Reykjavík, but the scene is so bright and lively that…

Airwaves Tipsters 2018: Nostalgia, Memes & Melancholy With Cheryl K. Ang

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Cheryl K. Ang works at the Iceland Music office, where part of her job is listening to tonnes of new…

Grapevine Playlist: aYia, SiGRÚN, GYDA, Emilíana Torrini, Júníus Meyvant, PORT & More

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Like the beautiful geysir exploding hot, stinky earth water all over a group of damp, blissed-out lookers-on, here are the…

WINNING: Auður Ómarsdóttir Goes For Gold At Kling & Bang

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Auður Ómarsdóttir is from two worlds. A former handball player who was raised in sport, in recent years she has…

Music News: Power-Goth Trio Kælan Mikla, Disco Hunk Berndsen, Hvalur Festival

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Two popular Icelandic bands of different stripes have announced notable album releases for late 2018. The first is Kælan Mikla,…

In Photos: Road Tripping Through The Icelandic Highlands

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As we drove through the Highlands for our recent “Into The Highlands” cover feature, we saw countless memorable places, wide…

New In Town: Miami, Session, Le Kock 2.0, Skelfiskmarkaðurinn & More

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Reykjavík is a fast-changing city—if you don’t stop and smell the clams and IPA once in a while, you could…