Author: Tara Njála Ingvarsdóttir - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Suspiria: Halla Þórðardóttir Danced Into A Twilight Zone

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Luca Guadagnino’s regeneration of ‘Suspiria’ is an ode to the 1977 original, holding on to its exploration of dream, ritual…

Grapevine Music Awards 2019: Shout Out – R6013 & HÁSKAR

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From a longest of many worthy projects, two leapt out of the pack this year for their general excellent service…

Love, Drugs, Escapism: The Mysterious Cult Of kef LAVÍK

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Kef LAVÍK are an unusual band in more ways than one. They’d released three albums—‘Kuldinn er Fínn,’ ‘Lifum Alltaf,’ and…

Five Friends, Five Fools, Five Artists: Marble Crowd Is Moving Mountains

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Marble Crowd is a local collective of artists who have worked together in various dynamics and circumstances for ten years…

Never Quit: Benny Crespo’s Gang’s Long-Anticipated Second Album Is Here

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Benny Crespo’s Gang, the dynamic Icelandic rock quartet, formed in 2003, and their self-titled debut album was released in 2007….

All the Wild Feels: Skoffín Is A Musical Creature In 101’s Anarchic Scene

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Skoffín, an exciting band active in the post-dreifing collective, is a solo project by Jóhannes Bjarkason. His first EP ‘Í…

It’s Her World: SiGRÚN Prepares To Unleash Debut Album ‘Onælan’

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Solo artist SiGRÚN—aka Sigrún Jónsdóttir—is a fascinating presence on the Icelandic music scene. She first appeared in 2016 with the…

The Birth Of The Pop Alien: Katrín Helga Evolves Into Special K

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Chances are, if you follow Icelandic music, you’ll have seen Katrín Helga Andrésdóttir. A founding member of Reykjavíkurdætur and Kriki,…

NÝLÓ For Life: The Living Art Museum’s 40th Anniversary Show

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This June, Nýlistasafnið (also know as NÝLÓ, or The Living Art Museum) opened its 40th birthday exhibition, ‘The Pressure of…

Underlying Forces: SEINT Explores What Comes After The Apocalypse

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SEINT is a dreamy electronic act that announced itself as “post-apocalyptic pop” in 2015, with the release ‘Post Pop/The Last…

Inside The Eclectic Weird Kids Art Collective In Reykjavik

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If you’ve ever caught a Sacha & the Mermaids concert, you’ll have seen Sacha Bernardson beaming as he performs, lighting…

The Power of Three: Meet Ateria, Winners Of Músíktilraunir 2018

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In a garage in the West of Reykjavík, Ateria are meeting for a practice session. Their studio is just large…

Ritual Magic And The Esoteric World: Freyja Eilíf’s Search For The Art God

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Icelandic artist Freyja Eilíf graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2014, opening the Ekkisens gallery in the…