News Tagged with “Icelandic Music”

Sevdaliza is an Iranian born artist performing at Kex Hostel on Saturday night.

Iranian artist Sevadaliza joins cream of Iceland's crop for a new rap festival

17 May This Saturday, an exciting new event takes place at the former Living Art Gallery next to Kex Hostel. The event, hosted by Kex Hostel, is called RAPPORT and is a one-night only event featuring some of Iceland's most prominent rap artists.

It's been a whole five years since Sigur Rós last performed at Harpa.

A limit of two tickets per person for the Sigur Rós concerts

15 May Ticket sales for the four concerts by one of Iceland's most famous musical artists Sigur Rós in December have begun on harpa.is and tix.is.

Skógafoss is one of Iceland's most beautiful waterfalls.

The xx organise music festival at Icelandic waterfall

11 May British band The xx announced a music festival they're hosting called Night + Day at Skógafoss waterfall in South Iceland recently. It now appears that the district council refused permission for the festival to take place.

The track is "an anthemic synth and strings driven track with a disco beat, dedicated to NASA's Voyager mission."

Free download from Úlfur Eldjárn's forthcoming album

10 Apr Acclaimed Icelandic musician Úlfur Eldjárn has just released a new song from his forthcoming album ‘The Aristókrasía Project.’ The track is called Bon Voyage and is available as a free download from his website.

Sólveig Matthildur Kristjánsdóttir and Kinnat Sóley aim to promote underground Icelandic music abroad.

A new magazine on underground Icelandic music in the making

6 Apr MYRKFÆLNI is a distrubution for Icelandic underground music, founded by Sólveig Matthildur Kristjánsdóttir of Kælan mikla and graphic designer Kinnat Sóley. The main goal of MYRKFÆLNI is the promotion of icelandic underground labels and musicians that fall into the shadow of the Atlantic, bringing you closer to local musicians.

Glowie performing at the recent Sónar Reykjavik music festival.

Icelandic artist Glowie signs deal with Columbia

24 Mar Icelandic music newcomer Sara Pétursdóttir, otherwise known as Glowie, has signed a huge contract with Columbia records. This is one of the largest music deals made by an Icelandic artist.

Icelandic rapper Emmsjé Gauti is apparently Iceland's favourite musical artist.

Rapper Emmsjé Gauti biggest winner of the Icelandic Music Awards

3 Mar The Icelandic Music Awards took place at Harpa Concert Hall last night. Award for rap album of the year, artist of the year and song of the year went to Emmsjé Gauti. Singer of the year went to Jófríður Ákadóttir.

Alvia Islandia  and her gum-gum clan.

The hottest Icelandic artists according to VICE

24 Feb Edgy style bible VICE magazine attended the Sónar Reykjavik last weekend and theses are their picks for the most interesting young and aspiring artists from the capital of northern cool.

" Listening to Lord Pusswhip is a decidedly woozy and messy trip, where the lines between time and perception become porous and broken."

Music: Lord Pusswhip announces death

17 Feb On February 17th The FALK music and art collective from Iceland officially announces its 1st release for 2017 – Lord Pusswhip is Dead by LORD PUSSWHIP. The album will be released on digital and on a short run of 50 cassettes, and will be available to stream and download via FALK’s Bandcamp page.

Principal violist, Þórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir,at the ISO.

Dark Music Days in Reykjavik begin today

24 Jan Dark Music Days festival has for decades been one of the main venues for contemporary Icelandic music. For this year's festival, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra teams up with Daníel Bjarnason and its principal violist, Þórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir, for an exciting and varied programme.

Henrik Baldvin Björnsson, singer and songwriter of Singapore Sling in the new music video to "Riffermania."

Exclusive music video premiere: Iceland's Singapore Sling release "Riffermania"

11 Jan Singapore Sling are releasing their ninth LP, KILL KILL KILL (Songs about Nothing) on Fuzz Club Records next month and the first video from the album is premiered exclusively today on mbl.is and Iceland Monitor.

Fufanu are Erling Bang, Guðlaugur Halldórsson and Hrafnkell Flóki Einarsson.

A fantastic line-up of concerts in Reykjavik tonight

28 Dec Icelandic rock band Fufanu will be playing at Kex Hostel in central Reykjavik tonight and admission is free, and later on tonight you can catch the curious and wonderful Skelkur í bringu featuring Steinunn Harðardóttir aka DJ Flugvél og Geimskip.

Amy Adams in her role in Arrival.

Jóhannsson's "Arrival" score nominated for the Golden Globes

12 Dec Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has been nominated for the Golden Globes for the score to Arrival. Earlier this year Jóhannsson won a Golden Globe for the score to The Theory of Everything.

Hank the DJ is a legend in his own time.

The coolest DJ ever is in town, and he's from the Black Forest

2 Dec Hank the DJ runns two tiny record labels and works at Flight13 Record Shop. The Jon Spencer and the Blues Explosion takes him on tours for pre- and aftershow parties. And he's playing at Kex Hostel tonight!

Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men

Of Monsters and Men release new song to support refugees

30 Nov One of Iceland's most famous bands, Of Monsters and Men, have released a poignant video to accompany their song "We Sink" dedicated to the people risking a life threatening journey to flee their homes in search of a better future.

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