From Iceland — Grapevine Playlist: Goose Bumps And Some Solid Rock

Grapevine Playlist: Goose Bumps And Some Solid Rock

Published February 7, 2020

Grapevine Playlist: Goose Bumps And Some Solid Rock
Inês Pereira Valur Grettisson
Photo by
Timothée Lambrecq

Bistro Boy – evolve

Bistro Boy is definitely our boy. He just released a new EP called ‘evolve,’ and boy, has Bistro Boy done just what the title says. The album is a beautiful ambient-fused electro with a lot of soul. He takes us from the wave of sorrow to an electro waltz and leaves us in the sunset dust. It’s a wholesome album from a matured artist.VG

Kaleo – Break My Baby

Kaleo released two new songs in January, “I Want More” and “Break My Baby.” The latter is classic Kaleo, with the definite riff, and the rough whisky voice of Jökull “the abs” Júlíusson. The song is solid rock and roll with strong blues vibes. If you like Kaleo, or abs, this is for you. VG

Hatari – Engin Miskunn

We all know how everything will end. With the meteorite of leather-clad-BDSM-posthumous-laughter of Hatari. So buckle up, listen to this song, and scream No Mercy if you can’t repeat the Icelandic lyrics. Doomsday is near. Just don’t forget your leather thong for when the Mad-Max era is upon us. VG

Ólafur Arnalds & RY X – Oceans

This chill trip-hop tune is not only easy to listen to, it’s hard to stop. It starts sparsely, quietly, before the bass kicks in, and with it the melody. I found myself nodding along while working Give it a spin. SPO

Vil – Hvor Drömmene

Okay Icelanders, don’t get mad just yet, yes the lyrics are in Danish and Vil are a Danish band, but they are here to give back to Iceland and run away from their own crown (…we’re speaking for them here, no direct quotes). This project takes you on a beautiful trip through the insides of the human dreams, whatever form they may take. IP

Ramses – Legend í leiknum

Join the Faraó of Icelandic Rap in his musical trip through the ages to install the new musical empire. No pyramids or aliens, but a lot of headbanging and walking like an Egyptian. IP

JFDR – Shimmer

This song moves through your veins like watered-down blood. You will catch yourself diving into a sad but confident mood as soon as Jófríður’s sweet and crystalline voice invades your skin and raises your arm-hair. Yes, it’s beautiful in the same way that rain is when you watch it from inside the house. IP

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