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The Importance Of Being Indie

If you run an independent music enterprise, it’s probable that at some point you’ll realise you’ve become something of a geek. The music industry is vast and complicated, with so much to learn that a nights-an...
 
 
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Endless Dark Are Not Like The Other Bands

Endless Dark are one of the many young Icelandic bands performing at Iceland Airwaves for the first time this year. Lots of things set them apart from your ‘typical’ Icelandic Airwaves act: they hail from tiny Snæfellsbær...
 
 
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For A Minor Reflection Are Comin’ To Gitcha!

It’s all in the name. At least in the case of For a Minor Reflection. We dare anyone to imagine what music made by a band called For a Minor Reflection would sound like, and then comparing that to band’s music. Chances ar...
 

 
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Morbidity And Contempt

The rise of Gone Postal within the Icelandic metal scene has been akin to something of a death metal juggernaut. Just one year ago I thought that these upstarts were, judging by their name, a bunch of crust-oriented politics sp...
 
 
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Psychedelia and Madness: The Klink Experience

Klink have the reputation for being one of Iceland’s most brutal live acts, a blistering force of metalcore. They quit for a while, but got back together in 2009. And now they’re looking to take the Klink experience to the ...
 

 
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The Band That Came In From The Köld…

Ever since their debut EP ‘Til Vahallar’ was released in 1996, Sólstafir have been mainstays of the Icelandic metal community. But the release of their 2009 Album ‘Köld’ and heavy touring in Europe have seen them achi...
 
 
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Everyone Loves Sudden Weather Change

Everyone loves Sudden Weather Change. At least everyone who loves their music sprinkled with fuckloads of guitar noise, triple harmonies and a sweet ‘90s spirit and weight that far too often seems missing from today’s music...
 
 
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Like Drinking A Bottle Of Cough Syrup On The Beach

New York rockers The Vandelles are very likely the coolest band to hit Airwaves this year. With their mix of sixties surf, psychedelia and a noise laden wall of sound they’ve hypnotized crowds with something that has been...