News Tagged with “Icelandic Music”

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.

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.

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