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Urban Psychedelia And Fiery Myths

Sometimes it takes a long time for bands to form. Childhood friendships, painstaking auditions and frustrating jam sessions until the perfect balance is found. For Yuni In Taxco, a five-piece band from Seattle, it happened very...
 
 
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DLX ATX AND THEN SOME!

There are all these nice krútt bands around, but evil also lurks in Reykjavík’s cutesy music scene. There are dark sinister bands out there, bands that play dark and sinister music. One of Grapevine’s favourite purveyors ...
 
 
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Sonic Iceland Recommends

Sonic Iceland is the brainchild of two bloggers, Kai and Marcel from Germany and Ireland, who – being fascinated with Icelandic music ever since – decided to spend the whole month of June this year in Iceland. We conducted ...
 

 
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Screaming Masterpiece?

After a decade’s worth of editions of the Iceland Airwaves festival, the event has finally been captured for the big screen. The documentary Where’s The Snow?! directed by Bowen Staines and Gunnar B. Guðbjörnsson was shot...
 
 
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The Antlers Are Open To Interpretation

“I started playing when I was six years old. I stopped playing for a while to explore some other things but I needed to come back to it. It’s pretty much what I’ve always wanted to do.”   Do you have anythi...
 

 
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Retro Stefson Welcome You To Kimbabwe!

Retro Stefson are responsible for some of the rocking-est, dancing-est, most joyous live shows this fine publication has ever had the good fortune to witness. The young gang of merrymakers has been an Airwaves staple ever since...
 
 
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Yeah, But Where’s Bedroom Community?

We keep getting e-mails from folks that are upset about Bedroom Community not staging an event at this year’s Airwaves bash. We e-mailed Valgeir Sigurðsson, Ben Frost and Nico Muhly to ask them: What’s up with that? &n...
 
 
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The Lovely Crooked World Of Mount Kimbie…

In the big bad world of dubstep, there are followers and there are leaders. Mount Kimbie belong to the latter camp, for sure. Comprised of two guys, Dom Maker and Kai Campos, their debut album ‘Crooks and Lovers’ has been h...