News Tagged with “Icelandic Music”

Megas, an Icelandic living legend.

Icelandic musical legend Megas to perform on Monday night

two days ago On Monday night, Iceland's most famous singer/ songwriter Megas will be performing the poetry of Þorvaldur Þorsteinsson who died in 2013 aged only 52. He is accompanied by renowned composer and bass player Skúli Sverrison and a host of other musicians.

Sónar Reykjavik last year at Harpa.

More artists announced to the growing line-up of Sónar Reykjavik 2018

13 Dec Yesterday Sónar Reykjavik announced a host of new artists for its 2018 edition - taking place across four stages at the unique Harpa Concert Hall located by the scenic harbour area in the heart of the Icelandic capital.

Musicians JóiPé og Króli.

Iceland's famous teenage rap stars hit international headlines

9 Dec Magazine 1843, the sister publication of The Economist, has featured an article on the latest rap stars in Iceland, Jói Pe and Króli.

Will there be a statue of Björk in downtown Reykjavik?

Proposal for statue of Björk at Reykjavik's Harpa Concert Hall

8 Dec A proposal was made at the City of Reykjavik's last cultural and tourism board meeting to raise a statue of Icelandic artist Björk at Harpa Conference Centre and Concert Hall .

Hafsteinn Michael Guðmundsson, artist and musician.

Sinister and glorious melodies at Hlemmur Square tonight

6 Dec Hafsteinn Michael is a renowned artist in Iceland and has been performing with legendary experimental band Inferno 5 for a few years. Fewer people know his solo work under the name of Rafsteinn, described as "sinister yet glorious dark wave ditties delivered with the demeanour of a contract killer."

Katrin Jakobsdóttir in the video Listen Baby, a single released by the Bang Gang in 1996.

Prime Minister kills it in a music video made twenty years ago

1 Dec A twenty year old music video has resurfaced today in Icelandic media with Katrín Jakobsdóttir becoming Prime Minister. Jakobsdóttir starred in a music video by Icelandic band Bang Gang playing a femme fatale in shades in 1996.

Ásgeir Trausti with the bottle, getting ready to board the helicopter.

Ásgeir drops "Album in a Bottle" in the ocean off Iceland

3 Nov A unique copy of a vinyl record by Icelandic songwriter and musician Ásgeir is now floating somewhere in the North Atlantic Iceland off the coast of Iceland.

Who are Madonna + Child? You'll just have to keep guessing.

Songs about death, cats and rabbits

26 Jul Newcomer electronic band Madonna + Child is veiled in mystery. The two women behind the project never reveal their faces or their identities. They perform at Húrra in Reykjavik tonight.

Icelandic singer/songwriter Ásgeir

Watch Icelandic musician Ásgeir’s 24h live recording session

5 Jul Icelandic singer/songwriter Ásgeir is right now in a studio where he will be recording as many 7“ vinyl records as he possibly can in 24 hours. The recording session is being broadcast live on Youtube.

Artist Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson has a unique performance in the video.

Iceland's legendary rock band HAM release new video

22 Jun A new video to song Þú lýgur (you lie) by Icelandic rock band HAM was premiered today to coincide with the release of Ham's third studio album. The band are performing at Húrra tonight and tomorrow night.

Frímann Ísleifur Frímannsson and Nicolas Kunysz are Ladyboy records.

Music: Ladyboy records release an AWESOME compilation tape

17 Jun Ladyboy records are an independent Icelandic label that manages to pick the most Icelandic artists to date for its releases. Their new compilation tape is out and if you're interested in the underground Icelandic music scene it's what you need to hear right now.

Visit the city's best bakery, the best art spots, music spots, food and drink with resident musician Ívar Pétur.

The ultimate hipster tour of Reykjavik - guided by a local musician

6 Jun Icelandic musician Ívar Pétur Kjartansson is a member of the wildly popular band FM Belfast. This summer, he's offering guided tours around the city to visit all the hip places that only a local would know.

Guests include Icelandic bands Mammút (above) and Reykjavíkurdætur.

BBC World Service in Reykjavik to record The Arts Hour on Tour

6 Jun BBC's The Arts Hour is coming to Reykjavik, in the week of the longest day, to explore how the extreme climate and dramatic landscape shape culture in Iceland.

Havarí is located in the remote fjord of Berufjörður in East Iceland.

Icelandic rock stars move from Reykjavik to remote farm

3 Jun Three years ago, musician couple Berglind Häsler and Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson moved away from Reykjavik to settle at a farm called Karlsstaðir in remote Berufjörður in the East Fjords of Iceland and started an organic farm, guesthouse and concert venue.

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.

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