Óli Dóri’s Perfect Day In Reykjavík

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Óli Dóri is a Grapevine music columnist a downtown DJ. He’s operations manager at Bíó Paradís and a host of…

Straumur: Auto-Tuned Teenage Angst

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On the first of April we attended a concert at Húrra by kef LAVÍK: the band has a sense of…

Straumur: Autotuned Crooning & Organic Machines

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Everybody’s favorite autotune teenage crooner, Aron Can, just released the first single from his debut LP, ‘ÍNÓTT’ (“TONIGHT,” in English),…

Straumur: Joyful Dark Love

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Another month, another collaboration from Sin Fang, múm’s Örvar Smárason, and their Morr labelmate Sóley. After January’s “Random Haiku Generator,”…

Random Sónar Generator: Final Acts Announced For Sónar Reykjavík 2017

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Once the darkest and dullest month on the Icelandic calendar for music and culture, February was forever transformed in 2013…

Straumur: Icelandic Hip-Hop, A Cinematic Journey and Sónar Reykjavík

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GKR, the rapper named “artist to watch” at last year’s Grapevine Music Awards, made good on his early promise last…

Straumur: Tipzy Kings

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Mugison, at first an indie darling, then the whole nation’s, just released his first album in five years. On ‘Enjoy!’…

STRAUMUR: Four Songs That Washed Upon Our Shore

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With the indie band Nóra on hiatus for the foreseeable future, singer/guitarist Egill Viðarsson has started a new band with…

The Straumur Guide to Sónaruary

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Once the darkest and dullest month on the Icelandic calendar for music and culture (and other things that make life…

Straumur’s Definitive List Of 2015’s Best Albums And Songs

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Us Straumur guys would like to wish all of our readers a happy new musical year! With that out of…

Straumur’s Guide To An Alternative Christmas

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With that hectic Iceland Airwaves week still simmering in our hearts, we feel obligated to bring you a list of…

The Recent Iceland Airwaves Festival: The Definitive Straumur Statement

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With that hectic Iceland Airwaves week still simmering in our hearts, we feel obligated to bring you a list of…

Straumur: Sci-Fi Hits And Electronic Deserts

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One of our favourite Icelandic bands, Just Another Snake Cult, just released the best Icelandic music video of 2015 so…

Straumur: Hassle, Techno & Balkan Metal!

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There’s a brand, brand new musical project out there, and it sounds mighty good. Wesen (“Hassle”) consists of Loji Höskuldsson,…

The Kings Of Mediocre, Workmanlike Arena Rock

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I used to love them. Kings of Leon and I go way back. I first saw the band play in…

Psychedelic Ghost Pop, Straumur & Airwaves

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We just got our hands on the debut LP from A&E Sounds. It’s an impeccably produced collection of dreamy psychedelic…

Straumur: Snapshots Of Excellence

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Straumur’s favourite electronic album of 2015 (so far), ‘Snapshots’ by Tonik Ensemble, was celebrated with a long-overdue release concert on…

Straumur: Festival Fun & Electro Pop

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While Straumur of course live in the great city of Reykjavík, we sometimes make it out into the country. Recently,…

STRAUMUR: The Best Of 2015, So Far!

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For our contribution to the Grapevine’s annual Best of Reykjavík issue, we reflect on the best of the Icelandic music…

Straumur: Cold Solstice

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On the day this paper hits the streets, we’ll be heading over to the Secret Solstice Festival in Laugardalur to…

Straumur: Deadbeat Summer Jams

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It’s official and Straumur-approved: summertime has finally arrived! Here are some domestic jams to go with this particular time of…

Straumur Dispatch: Vagina (dot) Love

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One of our favourite Icelandic musicians, Sin Fang, is playing a show at Húrra on May 26. That alone is…

Straumur Dispatch: Girls, EPs & Wu Tang Killa Bees

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The Icelandic electronic-loving label Raftónar put out a tremendous EP called ‘We Came As We Left’ by local producer Buspin…

Straumur On Festivals: Believe The Hype

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First things first: Sónar Reykjavík at Harpa was a gigantic audiovisual explosion in dolby digital and HD vivid colors. For…