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In The Company Of Men at Amsterdam by Siggi

“Oh, and FOKK YOU MATTI!!!!!” – Amsterdam Pt. 2

IN THE COMPANY OF MEN As I arrive at Amsterdam to do the second part of the METAL NIGHT FROM THE BOWELS OF HELL (and stuff), I meet my compadre Sveinn Birkir who was reviewing part one. “Oh it was OK,” he said. R...
by Bob Cluness
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slow magic

Like Sticking Your Head In Warm Ambient Goo – Harlem Pt. 1

ARNI² Fresh from their blistering set last night (where they apparently played nowt but banging hardcore techno), Árni Grétar and Árni Vector decided to take a different tack this evening by playing a mostly ambient style o...
by Bob Cluness
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Electric Eye by Rúnar Sigurður Sigurjónsson

“Hey Jimmay, Gonnae Gie It 27 Geetars????” – Hressó Brings On The Drone, Twang And Strum Of The Six String Beast…

When I arrived  at Hressó, the look of the places was slightly ominous and unwelcoming if I’m being honest. There was hardly anyone there, the place was bloody freezing, and an off-venue band was already setting up to play ...
by Bob Cluness
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ALEXPHOTOHERE

The Bringer Of Light

As a core member of the Bedroom Community label, Daníel Bjarnason has been composing music that stretches and warps the concepts and expectations towards what is considered “classical music.” His 2010 debut album, ‘Proce...
by Bob Cluness
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Daníel Bjarnason Interviews Vök

Photo by Axel Sigurðarson I understand that Músiktilraunir marked the first time that you played a show. Has your music changed since you’ve played more shows? Well of course our music has changed or evolved rather, and ho...
by Bob Cluness
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Guðríð Hansdóttir by Simon Steel

Kaldalón Attacked By Canadian Gay Pirates!!!

The first half of Harpa Kaldalón’s Saturday line-up felt incredibly random, as if the organizers pulled names out of a bag. I spent most of the night alternating between being deeply moved, annoyed, and confused. GUÐRI...
by Bob Cluness
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Beneath by Hlynur Hafsteinsson

They Played With Murder In Their Eyes, And Darkness In Their Souls

If a band like SVARTIDAUÐI had been booked to play at Airwaves a few years ago, they would likely have played to only a few people, with curious onlookers holding their ears and running a mile when their nasty black metal soun...
by Bob Cluness
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Reykjavik! The Band In Blatant Free Music Download Posting Shock Horror!!!

In a development that was has shook the very firmament of the Iceland music scene to its knees, today saw a mysterious image appear on the Facebook page of the legendary hip beat combo known as REYKJAVIK! On this image was a ...
by Bob Cluness
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Legend by Puffas

Youth Is Wasted On The Young…

It was halfway through the evening‘s music when I kept thinking of two pieces published by our paper. The first being last week's news item on a report that Iceland’s youth was becoming “more conservative,” the other be...
by Bob Cluness
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MÝRRA RÓS

Video: Myrra Rós – “River”

Video by Alísa Kalyanova / Interview by Bob Cluness Even though Airwaves is but a few hours away from officially starting, that doesn’t mean that the engines over here stop turning, because we have another  in our se...
by Bob Cluness
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Breaking The Sine Waves – The Rafwaves Festival Starts Today!

A few days ago, we reported about how Bakkus Bar was breaking away and going it alone with their own festival, independent of the events that were surrounding the Iceland Airwaves music festival. Well it seems that they a...
by Bob Cluness
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Going Their Own Sweet Way – The Bakkus B-Waves Festival 2012!

While Reykjavik soaks in the Airwaves atmosphere, Bakkus Bar will be again going it alone with their own festival – for the last time… Iceland Airwaves is a time when music, musicians and, the city’s cultura...
by Bob Cluness
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Crowd at Bloodgroup by Skari

When Social Media And Music Collide – The Iceland Airwaves Tweetup!

The internet and social media. Pah! If we’re honest, for most people it means chatting to friends you know already, while at the same time deluging them with pictures you’ve seen on 9GAG, LOLcats, and videos of ...
by Bob Cluness
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HANNE KOLSTØ (NO)

This Is Not A La-la-la-la Lovesong : The Hanne Kolstø Interview

You might have noticed the continuously strong Scandinavian representation at Iceland Airwaves through the years. And the 2012 edition is no exception, as you’ll find perusing the programme (we’ve already given yo...
by Bob Cluness
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crunchy frog club

ANOTHER WONDERFUL FREE MUSIC ALERT!! The Ultra Fancy Crunchy Frog Airwaves 2K12 Compilation!!

Wow, we are spoiling you airwaves people rotten with the tons of top quality free music we are literally throwing in your faces! Yesterday we gave away the truly aweXsomez FANCY GRAPEVINE AIRWAVES 2K12 COMPILATION,  truly a ...
by Bob Cluness
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muck-artist

Videos From The Edge – Muck Still On tour!!

It’s….. baaaaaack! After the success of their first video posting, we received another message (carried to us by a rabid crow) from  those pesky scamps from MUCK. the message contained the good news that they&#...
by Bob Cluness
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