News Tagged with “Icelandic Music”

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 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.

Atli's fear of death keeps him awake at night.

The Third Degree: "I've thrown dirty socks at the audience"

18 Nov Atli Sigþórsson, otherwise known as glamorous cool cat rap artist Kött Grá Pje, has just published his first book, a collection of stories titled Perurnar í íbúðinni minni (The lightbulbs in my flat). We put him through this week's Third Degree.

Johnny Lydon, otherwise known as Johnny Rotten.

Johnny Rotten opens the Reykjavik Punk Museum

6 Nov One of the world's most famous punks, John Lydon, or Johnny Rotten of UK punk outfit The Sex Pistols was invited by Iceland Airwaves to open the Iceland Punk Museum, situated in the former public toilets in Bankastræti.

Fufanu performing at Silfurberg hall in Harpa.

Iceland Airwaves in photos: Thursday and Friday

5 Nov The coolest music festival of the year went off to a fantastic start with highlights that included Björk, The Sonics, Warpaint and Fufanu. Tonight's schedule includes performances by The Digable Planets, Mr.Silla and Sykur.

Steinunn Harðardóttir, aka DJ Flugvél og Geimskip

Iceland Airwaves: Our picks for Thursday night

3 Nov Iceland Airwaves started with a blast last night and tonight the festivities continue with a wide variety of music to cater to all tastes. For us, tonight is all about rock and roll: The Sonics, Fufanu and JOHNNY ROTTEN.

Phurpa is a Russian band/project performing ritual Tantric Buddhist chanting from Tibet.

Metal emerges from the shadows

21 Oct This weekend, a festival called Vetrnætur will be held for the first time. The festival is centered around ritualistic music and showcases some of Iceland's finest metal bands with the highlight being the mysterious Russian band, Phurpa.


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