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A Downer Crowd, Icelandic Bro-Hop And Synth Driven Lolita Fantasies

The evening started quietly at Hressingarskálinn on Saturday evening, not a lot of commotion going on as venue opener Jara took the stage.  Being the first one up, she was obviously dealing with a rather tired and stiff cr...
 
 
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Mammút

The group is a powerhouse on stage, delivering series of searing post-punk songs that are terrifically fractured and neurotic. Guitarists Arnar and Alexandra deliver notes in tight clusters, and the songs stike like stabs to th...
 
 
Strigaskór nr. 42

Strigaskór nr. 42

Strigaskór nr. 42 is a band with quite a long history but sporatic activity through the years. Formed in the late eighties, Strigaskór nr. 42 came to be at the forefront of the vibrant Icelandic death-metal scene in the early...
 

 
Stroff

Stroff

The band Stroff was formed in early 2012 when guitarists Örn Ingi and Árni Thor met regularly to play. Then they got Markús, Harald and Friðrik in on it and all of the sudden they had a new band. Stroff members are not unac...
 
 
Stealing Sheep (UK)

Stealing Sheep (UK)

Stealing Sheep is noisily drenched voodoo-pop from Liverpool. Their music comes at you in the hazy shape of psychedelic folktronica, medieval synths, hypnotic beats, spiraling whammy guitars, MYSTICAL harmonies and apocalyptic ...
 

 
Stafrænn Hákon

Stafrænn Hákon

The Icelandic Stafrænn Hákon will release his 7th album in November / December, ‘Prammi.’ The album contains 13 compositions that were written and produced by Ólafur Jósephsson, the driving force of Stafrænn H...
 
 
Sóley

Sóley

Sóley has already caused a massive stir online with over 10 million hits on YouTube and a rapidly growing fanbase in every corner of the world. Since the release of her ‘Theater Island’ EP in 2010 and ‘We Sin...
 
 
Sometime

Sometime

Sometime’s the Danni and Diva de la Rosa take listeners through the borealis on a spacey synth infused vehicle with their music.  TheDanni writes, records and produces alongside Diva de la Rosa who creates lyrics and voc...
 

 
Subminimal

Subminimal

Tjörvi Óskarsson has been making all kinds of music for years, but in the recent years his reputation has been growing in the local electronic music scene with more live performances and releases and remixes. His music is ins...
 
 
Byrta

BYRTA (FO)

BYRTA is a new pop duo from The Faroe Islands with members Guðrið Hansdóttir and Janus Rasmussen. Guðrið is best know as a singer-songwriter and Janus is best known for his role in Icelandic electro band Bloodgroup. They m...
 
 
Sólstafir

Sólstafir

Sólstafir is a metal band from Reykjavík, Iceland which formed in 1995 and currently has four, full length releases. The band’s unique style has made it hard to categorize into a specific genre or group of genres. They are...
 

 
Borko

Borko

He has the beard of a freedom fighter and the battlefield is our hearts. Long before his debut album, ‘Celebrating Life,’ was released in 2008, Borko had been one of the most influential stalwarts in Reykjavík̵...
 
 
Boogie Trouble

Boogie Trouble

Founded in late 2011, Boogie Trouble merges inspiration from the disco music of the ’70s with their own distinct sound. The band was formed by members from various Icelandic bands, including Rökkurró, Bárujárn, Útid...
 
 
Snorri Helgason

Snorri Helgason

Snorri Helgason’s music is heartfelt and introspective, yet universal, a highly relatable exploration of his personal struggles and emotions. An avid student of pop history, Snorri keeps a firm foot in the past and a clear ey...
 

 
Bob Justman

Bob Justman

Icelandic singer/songwriter Bob Justman started playing acoustic gigs around Reykjavik in late 2004. His first release that same year was ‘Christmas Day’ a song donated to the charity compilation record ‘Ísla...
 
 
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Bloodgroup

    Great things often come from humble beginnings. From recording lo-fi pop songs in a run-down house on the East side of Iceland, electronic pop quartet Bloodgroup have blossomed into one of the most well-known Icel...
 
 
Slow Magic (US)

Slow Magic (US)

Slow Magic calls himself ‘an unknown imaginary friend’ and likes to stay anonymous. On stage he hides behind a colourful zebra mask. Did someone shout “SBTRKT?” His music? Dreamy electronic pop. Slow Magic compr...
 

 
Skurken

Skurken

Skurken is the artist name of Jóhann Ómarsson, an electronic musician based in Reykjavík. Someone compared Skurken’s music to “trippin’ in the Moomin valley” – whatever that means. He could be right, although S...
 
 
Sumie Nagano (SE)

Sumie Nagano (SE)

Call it modesty, call it shyness if you wish, no matter which, Sumie has always been careful about sharing her artistic creations with the world. She produced her first solo recordings at home, featuring her own vocals and guit...
 
 
Sun Glitters

Sun Glitters (LU)

Sun Glitters sound is an ocean of lush melodies, pitch-shifted vocal samples, ghostly digi-diva choirs, warm bass melodies driven by alternately dense and relaxing beatwork combinations between downtempo and wonky beats. Novemb...
 

 
Svartidauði

Svartidauði

”All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity.” As the Mayans predicted the release of Svartidauði’s debut full length, ‘Flesh Cathedral,...
 
 
Sykur

Sykur

Icelandic electro outfit Sykur got their first international release with EP ‘Mesopotamia’ on April 29th of this year. It didn’t take long for Wall of Sound head honcho Mark Jones to snap them up upon first hearing. The s...
 
 
Skúli Sverisson

Skúli Sverisson

Over the past two decades, bass guitarist and composer Skúli Sverrisson has worked with a veritable who’s who of the experimental world, from free jazz legends (Wadada Leo Smith, Derek Bailey) to music icons (Lou Reed. Jon H...
 

 
Skepna

Skepna

Skepna is a new band releasing its self titled debut album in august 2013. Skepna is a power trio playing rock music with Icelandic lyrics. The band is made up from veterans from the Icelandic rock/metal scene. November 2, 2013...
 
 
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Baby In Vain (DK)

Being but 17-19 years of age, these three girls have found impressively fast footing in a genre most often dominated by middleaged men. They play an updated 2012 version of ’90s stoner rock and grunge, with heavy guitar r...
 
 
skelkur í bringu

Skelkur í bringu

Skelkur í bringu play simple raw noise-rock/punk with catchy melodies and psychedelic freakouts. Rockabilly, punk and doom metal influences mixed with lively performance and storytelling by their singer Steinunn Eldflaug Harð...
 

 
Sísý Ey

Sísý Ey

Icelandic band Sísý Ey (pronounced See See Ay) was founded in 2011. The idea was to get the three sisters, Elín, Eísabet and Sigga to sing live house music which would catapult the exquisite combination of their beautiful v...
 
 
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Auxpan

Auxpan, also known as Elvar Már Kjartansson, is based in Reykjavík and Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. He has been working with electronic music for over ten years as Auxpan and has participated in numerous projects as such. He ma...
 
 
Sindri Eldon & the Ways

Sindri Eldon & the Ways

Sindri Eldon is the bastard love child of Magnus Uggla and Juliana Hatfield, and occasionally kills people for a living. He lives with his wife and two cats in Ontario, and plays light, refreshing pop-punk with a zesty sting. O...
 

 
Ásgeir

Ásgeir

At just 21 years of age, Ásgeir made something of a sensation in his native Iceland with the release of ‘Dýrð í dauðaþögn’ last September. His beautiful, melancholic songs and their unusual poetry, written m...
 
 
Sin Fang

Sin Fang

Sin Fang is a pretty unlikely ambassador of the Icelandic indie pop scene. In his teens he was a skateboard and Hip Hop aficionado, his arms are covered with a colourful mess of self designed tattoos and besides doing visual ar...
 
 
Sign

Sign

When Sign’s frontman Ragnar Zolberg was 6-years-old he walked into a guitar school in Iceland with instrument in hand, dragging it on the floor because of his short height. He was dressed in ripped jeans and a leather jacket ...
 

 
Árstiðir

Árstíðir

Árstíðir’s arresting six‐part vocal harmonies and lush instrumentation set them apart, effusing a warm tide of resonant acoustic and baritone guitars, virtuosic piano, and melismatic strings. The result is an uncommonly ...
 
 
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Árni²

Árni² are Árni Valur (DJ / producer) and Árni Grétar (Producer / Möller Records). Árni Valur was a member of Den Nard Husher and techno duo Vector and Árni Grétar has been producing music under the moniker Futuregraphe...
 
 
Shiny Darkly (DK)

Shiny Darkly (DK)

Shiny Darkly take the listener to a dark, highly electric, narcotic, drone-like universe. Kristoffer Bech’s chanting and insisting vocals are reminiscent of great personalities such as Nick Cave and Ian Curtis. It’s hard to...
 

 
Sean Nicholas Savage (CA)

Sean Nicholas Savage (CA)

Paramount of Montreal’s after party scene, Savage is renowned for his captivating and inspirational solo performances. His melodies are inspired and free, but with a wisdom and responsibility, flowing effortlessly under each ...
 
 
Captain Fufanu

Captain Fufanu

Captain Fufanu are the youngsters Kaktus & Gulli, who have been checking out the crowd reaction in front of the stage and making tunes since 2008. They are a household name in Iceland’s club culture and are well known...
 
 
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Carmen Villain (NO)

Norwegian/Mexican Carmen Villain is the latest signing on Smalltown Supersound (Lindstrøm, Neneh Cherry, Annie). Her debut album ‘Sleeper’ was released early in 2013 to great reviews. The sound is tempestuous, psyc...
 

 
caveman

Caveman (US)

New York five piece, Caveman released their self titled follow up to 2011’s ‘CoCo Beware’ through Communion (UK) and Fat Possum (US) in early 2013. Fronted by Matthew Iwanusa, the band blend hazy synths and shimme...
 
 
cell7

Cell7

Ragna, aka Cell7, is a native born emcee who emerged with the first Icelandic hip-hop band Subterranean in 1998. Their premier album ‘Central Magnetizm’ was well received by the public and sold out quickly. In the s...
 
 
Aragúi

Aragrúi

Aragrúi started playing in 2011 have since had some style and member changes. Playing cute-pop-nightmare music, in their spare time, Aragrúi likes to be poetic, make music and be awesome. They are so looking forward to seeing...
 

 
Anna von Hausswolff (SE)

Anna von Hausswolff (SE)

It begins with the sound of a church organ, an arpeggio played on the lower notes, a melody teased out in the higher register, before a snare drum beats out an ominous, stuttering tattoo. Three minutes in, guitars begin to rumb...
 
 
Savages (UK)

Savages (UK)

Savages is not trying to give you something you didn’t have already, it is calling within yourself something you buried ages ago, it is an attempt to reveal and reconnect your PHYSICAL and EMOTIONAL self and give you the urge...
 
 
Apparat Organ Quartet

Apparat Organ Quartet

Apparat Organ Quartet is a four-piece band from Reykjavík, Iceland. They play ‘machine rock ‘n’ roll’ – organ, synth and keyboard-based music that takes in a mixture of Kraftwerk-inspired electronics, Daft Punk-like ...
 

 
Sarah MacDougall (CA)

Sarah MacDougall (CA)

Described by the magazine Rootstime in Belgium as “One of the greatest talents of our era,” and listed as the “2nd best gig” by the major UK newspaper The Independent, becoming the #1 most played artist ...
 
 
San Fermin (US)

San Fermin (US)

A pastiche of post-rock, chamber-pop and contemporary classical composition, San Fermin is the work of Brooklyn composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone. His self-titled debut album is strongly influenced by his unique backgr...
 
 
Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band

Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band

Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band is a 14-piece afrofunk unit from Reykjavík, Iceland. They have played together since 2007. The band has released 4 albums: ‘Legoland,’ ‘Fnykur,’ ‘Helvítis Fokki...
 

 
Samaris

Samaris

An unusual combination of a clarinet (Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir), electronics (Þórður Kári Steinþórsson) and Jófríður Ákadóttir’s distinctive vocals, Samaris are, “Unlike much else you’ll hear coming out ...
 
 
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Þórir Georg

Þórir is a singer/songwriter and an experimental musician/sound artist. His live performances can range from intimate solo acoustic performances to loud full band rock shows and everything imaginable in between. October 31, 2...
 
 
Trouble

Þóranna Dögg Björnsdóttir / Trouble

Þóranna has worked with various bands and as an independent composer. She works with different mediums and realizes her work through film, performances and installations. She has also composed for dance theater and for film. ...
 

 
Saktmóðigur

Saktmóðigur

Saktmóðigur is a Reykjavík based rock band formed in 1991 and has been active ever since. November 2, 2013 20:50 Amsterdam
 
 
Zola Jesus (US)

Zola Jesus (US)

Zola Jesus is the stage name of Russian-American singer-songwriter Nika Roza Danilova (born 11 April 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Merrill, Wisconsin). Her music style combines electronic, industrial, classical, goth, ...
 
 
Young Fathers

Young Fathers (SCO)

Afro-Futurist, Psychedelic-Hip-Hop-Boy-Band. Phil Spector and Shadow Morton battle Timbaland in a grain silo while Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson sing encouragement and Ian Curtis and Fela Kuti try (and fail) to find some comm...
 

 
Rúnar Magnússon

Rúnar Magnússon

Rúnar Magnússon is an Icelandic composer, working in Copenhagen, Denmark. Inspired by the sounds of nature, horror movies, noise, and meditation, Magnússon specialises in atmospheric disturbances through minimalist compositi...
 
 
Young Dreams (NO)

Young Dreams (NO)

Young Dreams are a symphonic, pop ensemble from Bergen, Norway, headed by the mighty Matias Tellez. They’ve already captured the imaginations of dreamy pop lovers internationally via just a couple of limited but potent releas...
 
 
Úlfur Eldjárn

Úlfur Eldjárn

Úlfur Eldjárn is a composer, electronic musician and member of the renowned Apparat Organ Quartet. In 2010 Úlfur released his first full length solo album, ‘Field Recordings: Music from the Ether’ a critically ac...
 

 
Royal Canoe (CA)

Royal Canoe (CA)

Royal Canoe is a group of musicians on a mission to construct ambitious, inventive music. The songs are thick with catchiness, rich in rhythm and are consistently pushing against the boundaries of pop music. They spend almost ...
 
 
Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo (US)

Yo La Tengo is one of the most beloved and respected bands in America. For nearly thirty years, Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew have enjoyed success entirely on their own terms – playing the world’s best concert ...
 
 
Rökkurró

Rökkuró

Rökkurró’s melancholic serenades are evocative of the cold and desolate landscapes of their distant homeland. Mesmerising tones and swooping strings projected against a bleak and solitary Nordic backdrop. And yet, uniqu...
 

 
Ylja

Ylja

Ylja was formed in 2008 by guitarists/singers Gígja Skjaldardóttir and Bjartey Sveinsdóttir in Reykjavík, Iceland. With a common passion for vocal harmonies and love for the acoustic guitar, the two friends embarked on a mu...
 
 
Wistaria

WISTARIA

The journey of the Icelandic progressive, metalcore band WISTARIA started the year 2007. The band started with a promo album called ‘Beneath the Wistaria,’ which included five songs. Now, equipped with both a new si...
 
 
Retro Stefson

Retro Stefson

Following ‘Kimbabwe,’ their first release outside of Iceland, Retro Stefson are back with their third full-length, self-titled album. ‘Retro Stefson,’ released in Iceland at the end of 2012, has already ...
 

 
We Are Wolves

We Are Wolves (CA)

We Are Wolves, presents an honest and uncatchable sound; a bit like celestial lightning hitting a sacred mountaintop. Mainly inspired by visual arts, they paint a post-punk landscape, scattered with analog trees. Their primitiv...
 
 
Robert Forster

Robert Forster (AU)

The body of work Robert Forster and co founder Grant McLennan assembled in their seminal band The Go-Betweens surpassed all their contemporaries in its quality and consistency. Many commentators have pronounced them the greates...
 
 
RetRoBot

RetRoBot

RetRoBot play electronic indie rock music designed to get the crowd up and dancing. Performed with 2 guitars, synths, drum machines and vocal chords. November 1, 2013 00:20 Amsterdam November 3, 2013 21:00 Harlem
 

 
Vök

Vök

Vök was formed in February 2013 by Margret Ran and Andri Mar and won the Icelandic Music Experiments this year. Vök’s music is defined by its low key electric melodies and singing. October 30, 2013 20:00 Harpa Norðurljós ...
 
 
Reptilicus

Reptilicus

Reptilicus, a collaboration between Icelanders Jóhann Eiríksson and Guðmundur Ingi Markússon, has stalked the fringes of the Icelandic musical landscape since 1988. They are among the pioneers of electronic, industrial, and...
 
 
Villagers (IE)

Villagers (IE)

On Villagers new album ‘{Awayland}’ Conor O’Brien adopted an entirely different approach, re-immersing himself in youthful penchants for electronica, krautrock, funk and jazz-fusion, and creating groove soundscape...
 

 
Ramses

Ramses

Good old hip-hop music. Classical setup, two turntables and two microphones. Hip-hop party music that gets the crowd movin’. November 1, 2013 20:50 Amsterdam
 
 
Vigri

Vigri

Vigri is an Icelandic band with melodic and classical elements, who formed in Reykjavik 2009. In the beginning the group consisted only of brothers Bjarki and Hans Pjetursson and then later expanded into a five piece band. Atli...
 
 
Valdimar

Valdimar

The band Valdimar was formed in 2009 by two long time friends. It was initially supposed to be a solo act, but now it’s a full fledged band counting 6 members. Their first album, ‘Undraland,’ was a surprise hi...
 

 
Ragga Gröndal

Ragga Gröndal

Ragga has been one of Iceland’s most popular artists since she won Best Singer and Best New Talent at the Iceland Music Awards in 2003. Ragga has made three albums with her own material: After the Rain (2005), Bella and Her B...
 
 
Útidúr

Útidúr

Útidúr is an 8 (to 12) piece group from Iceland that plays joyous and ambitious chamber-pop with a dramatic streak. Although this charismatic crew is quite (midnight) sunny in attitude they also know their way through darker ...
 
 
UMTBS

UMTBS

Since formation in 2006, UMTBS have been active in the Icelandic music flora. Noticed after gaining second place in the national battle of the bands and after a somewhat chaotic performance at the Iceland Airwaves the same year...
 

 
Trust the Lies

Trust the Lies

Trust the Lies is a young and upcoming band from Iceland. Despite their age, the hardcore youngsters have already shared the stage with all the biggest and heaviest bands in Iceland. Trying to bring some of their own uniqueness...
 
 
Tonik

Tonik

Tonik is an evolving electronic project. Blurring the gap between sound and sight, color has a strong influence on the end result, exploring the various ends of the electronic spectrum while maintaining a strong signature sound...
 
 
Tilbury

Tilbury

The Tilbury music is dramatic, dark and bittersweet. It mixes together the old and the new, ’60s guitar sound and the dramatic synthesizers of the ’80s, with a thick layer of new electronica. Their live performance ...
 

 
ThizOne

ThizOne

ThizOne is one of the primary electro-acid-club music artists in Reykjavík. You can always enjoy the diversity in his music and his sets. His sound is somewhat inspired by the old masters and he’s been described by our elect...
 
 
The Wicked Strangers

The Wicked Strangers

The Wicked Strangers are a band born on a cold winter night in 2011 in the unassuming town of Selfoss, Iceland. They were three young friends wanting to take a shot at Iceland’s national music competition known as Músíktilr...
 
 
The Vintage Caravan

The Vintage Caravan

The Vintage Caravan are a young band hailing from the Greater Reykjavik area. The Band was originally founded around 2006 when the band members were in their wee teen years however, it did not become a serious project until 200...
 

 
The Mansisters (IS:DK)

The Mansisters (IS/DK)

The Mansisters is the camp moniker of this Danish/Icelandic outfit, consisting of Copenhagen-based producer Kasper Bjørke and Sexy Lazer (one part of the duo Human Woman). The two friends joined forces in the studio after play...
 
 
Blood Feud

Blood Feud

Hailing from Iceland, the band Blood Feud has been active in the Icelandic metal scene for the past few years. The band was founded in 2006 by Böðvar Ólafsson, Ingólfur Hallgrímsson, Jakob Reynisson and Stefán Bjarnason. ...
 
 
The Balconies (CA)

The Balconies (CA)

The Balconies stand before you – teeth barred, eyelashes batting, clothing and hair drenched in sweat. In the blink of an eye, the trio has grown from a humble indie pop band to a leather-clad three-headed rock and roll monst...
 

 
Terrordisco

Terrordisco

Terrordisco has visited many corners of the Icelandic music scene. He is the host of Funkþátturinn (along with Símon FKNHNDSM and Don Balli Funk) on X-ið FM97.7 on Thursday nights, the premier electronic music show on Icela...
 
 
TEMPEL (SE)

TEMPEL (SE)

A picture is worth a thousand words, goes the old saying. If that’s true, music that brings to mind a thousand pictures must be worth a million words. At least concerning the music of Tempel, that logic is valid—a million w...
 
 
Biggi Hilmars

Biggi Hilmars

Biggi Hilmars is a musician working in Reykjavik, London, Los Angeles and New York. In recent years he has worked as a composer for Universal Music in London on various television, advertising and film projects, as well as writ...
 

 
TAPE (SE)

TAPE (SE)

Tape has been around since 2000 and they’ve been making something special ever since. They make music that is somewhere between experimentalism, pop and folk. Their first album ‘Opera’ was released in 2002 by...
 
 
Tanya & Marlon

Tanya & Marlon

Two wildcat siblings that are totally feeling it, making crowds move anytime, any day, whatever mood. They play live electronic music on their own terms, due to their wide range of influences, and it’s difficult to catego...
 
 
Berndsen

Berndsen

Berndsen is an Icelandic pop icon in the making. His instantly-recognizable signature vocals float over an elaborate ’80s electronic soundscape, courtesy of mysterious super-producer, Hermigervill. His earnest but danceab...
 

 
Björk Viggósdóttir

Björk Viggósdóttir (Lala Alaska)

Björk Viggósdóttir (b.1982) Graduated from the Art Academy of Iceland in 2006 and has since produced a number of videos and installations.In her general practice Björk deals with visual images, emotions, sounds and sensatio...
 
 
Oyama

Oyama

Oyama are a young Icelandic five-piece making shoegaze-noise-rock. They played every night of Iceland Airwaves 2012, with packed crowds and critical praise from homegrown and international media. Oyama were the Icelandic buzz-b...
 
 
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Benny Crespo’s Gang

Icelandic rock band with split-duty boy/girl singers that sounds like the quirky fuzz of Sonic Youth and the dirty sludge of Queens of the Stone Age. The result is majestically refreshing and invigorating. The band continually ...
 

 
Original Melody

Original Melody

Our music has always been our chief biographer, but in brief: Original Melody (O.M.) is a Hip Hop group from Reykjavík, Iceland that has been producing music since 2002. O.M. has released two albums: ‘Fantastic Four̵...
 
 
Bellstop

Bellstop

Bellstop! Call it Alternative folk rock or not, it is most definitely something raw and something true. Rúnar and Elín have been living and playing together for years. A life full of adventure and risk from travelling around ...
 
 
Ophidian I

Ophidian I

Since 2010, the Icelandic technical death metal ensemble Ophidian I have cut a swathe through the Icelandic metal scene. Fusing together a myriad of influences such as Necrophagist, Obscura and the Faceless, Ophidian I has craf...
 

 
Quadruplos

Quadruplos

Quadruplos is a band of two equally adventurous mad scientists. As musicians, noisemakers and visual artists, they colour the world with eccentric sounds and visuals, making audiences shake their behinds and rattle their heads....
 
 
ON AN ON (US)

ON AN ON (US)

Sometime in the spring of 2012, the musicians that would go on to form the Chicago and Minneapolis-based trio ON AN ON found themselves at a tipping point. The three of them—Nate Eiesland, Alissa Ricci, and Ryne Estwing—had...
 
 
Barujarn

Bárujárn

Bárujárn was founded in 2008 after members met at an industrial showcase for corrugated iron and related supplies in Hafnir city on the wind barren South Coast of Iceland. The music was to represent the black sands and waves ...
 

 
Omar Souleyman (SY)

Omar Souleyman (SY)

OMAR SOULEYMAN is a Syrian musical legend. Since 1994, he and his musicians have emerged as a staple of folk-pop throughout Syria, but until now they have remained little known outside of the country. To date, he has issued mor...
 
 
Prins Póló

Prins Póló

Prins Póló is Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson from Efra Breiðholt (a suburb) in Reykjavik. He has bashed together tunes like ‘Niðrá strönd’ (e. At the Beach), ‘Átján og hundrað’ (e. 18&100), ̵...
 
 
Pétur Ben

Pétur Ben

‘God’s Lonely Man’ is the sophomore album by singer/songwriter, composer and indie rock musician Pétur Ben. It’s a dense work that’s twined with the key elements of dream pop, art rock and alternative rock a...
 

 
Ólafur Arnalds

Ólafur Arnalds

Ólafur Arnalds has steadily built a reputation as one of the world’s most bright and able young composers. Purveying a neo-classical style with an array of influences which range from electronica to minimalism, he is an arti...
 
 
Pedro Pilatus

Pedro Pilatus

Pedro Pilatus is Logi Pedro Stefánsson, a producer and DJ from Reykjavík. After catching the ears of Skream & Benga in 2012, Pedro started to pour out music on his soundcloud building a solid rep for his production. His f...
 
 
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Baby In Vain (DK)

Being but 17-19 years of age, the three girls have impressively quickly found their own place in a genre most often dominated by middle aged men. They play an updated 2012 version of ’90s stoner rock and grunge, with heav...
 

 
Ojba Rasta

Ojba Rasta

Containing 11 members, the band has been garnering much interest in the last months with their singles ‘Baldursbrá,’ ‘Jolly Good’ and ‘Hreppstjórinn.’ Seeking influences from all over, incl...
 
 
Pascal Pinon

Pascal Pinon

Pascal Pinon are the twins Jófríður and Ásthildur, two girls from Reykjavík, Iceland. When they were only fourteen they got together with two of their friends and decided to start a band and soon released their first and i...
 
 
PAPA

PAPA (US)

PAPA is the musical project of Drummer/Vocalist Darren Weiss and Co Songwriter and Bass Player Danny Presant. The two have been playing music together since the young age of 12. In 2011 they released a critically acclaimed debu...
 

 
Oculus

Oculus

Fridfinnur “Oculus” Sigurdsson is definitely on the way to conquering the world with his thrilling tracks and his tight, live club performances. With over 13 EP releases and remixes on labels such as: AFU Lab, Gem Records, ...
 
 
Jónas Sen

Jónas Sen

Jónas Sen is a concert pianist and was the keyboard player in Björk’s band on her world tours in 2007 and 2008. More recently he has been a guest performer in several of Björk’s Biophilia shows. Björk and Jónas arrange...
 
 
Nordic Affect

Nordic Affect

Since the ensemble’s foundation in 2005, Nordic Affect’s mission has been to view familiar musical forms from a different perspective and venture into new terrain. This mission resulted in a nomination for this year’s N...
 

 
Nóra

Nóra

Nóra has been active in Iceland’s music scene since 2008, and released their debut album, ‘Er einhver að hlusta?’ in 2010. It was extremely well received by the public and critics alike and the band’s fan base...
 
 
Moon King (CA)

Moon King (CA)

24-year old Toronto native Daniel Benjamin and collaborator/co-conspirator Maddy Wilde have been making music together for most of their lives; as Moon King, the two singers weave dreamlike harmonies over buzz-saw guitars and e...
 
 
Nolo

Nolo

Ívar Björnsson and Jón Lorange form the band Nolo, which has its roots in the suburbs of Reykjavík. The band was formed in the year 2009 and from the beginning they have always been busy creating songs and playing gigs. The...
 

 
Jon Hopkins

Jon Hopkins (UK)

A powerful, multi-faceted beast, packed with the most aggressively dancefloor-focussed music Hopkins has ever made, ‘Immunity’ is about achieving euphoric states through music. Inspired by the arc of an epic night o...
 
 
Nolem

Nolem

Nolem is a producer currently at work on an album with various Icelandic rapper’s such as Kött Grá pjé, Class B, Heimir Bj, Konni Conga, Birkir B and more. November 1, 2013 20:00 Amsterdam
 
 
No Joy

No Joy (CA)

“No Joy was a band founded on the concept of distance. Starting out as a collaboration spanning almost the entire length of North America (co-principal Jasmine White-Gluz briefly took up residence in Los Angeles, while Laura ...
 

 
Nite Jewel (US)

Nite Jewel (US)

California native Ramona Gonzalez first began her transcendent minimalist dance-pop escapades in the privacy of her own home in Los Angeles. With the aid of her multitrack cassette recorder and whatever keyboards, drum machines...
 
 
John Grant

John Grant (US)

It’s been an extraordinary journey for John Grant, from a point where he thought he would never make music again or escape a life of substance abuse to winning awards and accolades, collaborating with Sinead O’Connor, Rumer...
 
 
Nini Wilson

Nini Wilson

Guitar, electric guitar, drums and lavender oil. November 2, 2013 22:30 Harpa Kaldalón
 

 
Nadia Sirota

Nadia Sirota (US)

Nadia Sirota is best known for her singular sound and expressive execution, coaxing solo works from the likes of Nico Muhly, Daníel Bjarnason, Judd Greenstein, Marcos Balter, and Missy Mazzoli. Her debut album ‘First Thi...
 
 
Mo

MØ (DK)

Hotly-tipped Danish songstress MØ, aka. Karen Marie Ørsted, is stirring up buzz throughout the global blogosphere these days. Tastemaker media such as Pitchfork, The Guardian and NME wrote highly about her and her first singl...
 
 
Myrra Rós

Myrra Rós

Myrra Rós is a singer/songwriter from Iceland. Her music is best described as a nice blend of folk and pop. She is known for her live performances and serenades that have become a part of her reputation here as well as across ...
 

 
Jóhann

Jóhann Kristinsson

Indie folk with an electro vibe. Jóhann’s first album ‘Call Jimmy’ was released in Iceland and on a small indipendent label in Chicago in the year of 2008. That same year, he composed and recorded the soundtrack ...
 
 
Mykki Blanco (US)

Mykki Blanco (US)

Mykki Blanco drops her first 2013 release, debut EP Betty Rubble: The Initiation out on UNO NYC/Mykki Music. Featuring executive production by Sinden as well as A-Trak & Oligee, Supreme Cuts, Matrixxman (of 5kin&Bone5),...
 
 
My bubba

My bubba

My bubba (former My bubba & Mi) are a daringly sweet pair of ladies, whose songs are slow and easy, teasing and pleasing. After a soft start in American folk, they are now exploring the dance moves of more far-fetched and e...
 

 
Jara

Jara

Born July 9, 1945, Jara was a countess from the renowned Báthory family of Hungarian nobility. Although in modern times she has been labelled the most prolific female serial killer in history, her guilt is debated. She is neve...
 
 
múm

múm

múm (Icelandic pronunciation: [muːm] – moom) are an experimental Icelandic musical group whose music is characterized by soft vocals, electronic glitch beats and effects, and a variety of traditional and unconventional inst...
 
 
Muck

Muck

Muck is four minds. Minds that set out to create together. With no fixation on a specific genre, Muck sets out to create one of their own mixing influences from all over the spectrum. Over a short period of time this group has ...
 

 
Moses Hightower

Moses Hightower

Moses Hightower’s mellow take on 70′s blue-eyed soul first came to the attention of Icelandic listeners when their plain-spoken single ‘Búum til börn’ (“Let’s Make Babies”) received a fair amount...
 
 
Jakob Juhkam Bänd

Jakob Juhkam Bänd (EE)

Jakob Juhkam is an Estonian musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist, performing mainly on piano and keyboard. From an early age Juhkam has provoked excitement in Estonian listeners. His first home recordings were made in 2...
 
 
Jagwar Ma

Jagwar Ma (AU)

Jagwar Ma came together in Sydney, Australia when Jono Ma and Gabriel Winterfield bonded over a mutual passion of melody and experimental beats. The pair set out to create a sound that would capture their love for contemporary ...
 

 
Low Roar (IS:US)

Low Roar (IS/US)

Low Roar is a response to the unknown; a portrait of those life-altering moments stained with equal parts of hope and melancholy. Low Roar began as Ryan Karazija’s solo project but today the band has grown into a duo as drumm...
 
 
M-Band

M-Band

The one-man act that is M-Band performs beat-driven, nu-electronica where earthy sounds are wrapped around the music’s machine-like core. With a mixture of R’n’B, Arabian, the Eastern-European world and folk, ...
 
 
Mac deMarco (CA)

Mac deMarco (CA)

When the then 21-year-old Mac DeMarco released his debut ‘Rock and Roll Night Club 12″’ just a short while ago in the Spring of 2012, it was accompanied by a barrage of bizarrely funny promo videos, wildly unhinge...
 

 
Magnoose

Magnoose

Magnoose is a veteran performer on the Iceland Airwaves stage. He started out as one half of girl/boy blues duo Mr. Silla & Mongoose before teaming up with artist Tomio Newmilk as electronic punks Quadruplos. Magnoose has s...
 
 
Mammút

Mammút

The group is a powerhouse on stage, delivering a series of searing, post-punk songs that are terrifically fractured and neurotic. Guitarists Arnar and Alexandra deliver notes in tight clusters and songs that strike like stabs t...
 
 
Mariam The Believer (SE)

Mariam The Believer (SE)

Mariam The Believer is the nom de guerre that Mariam Wallentin, the singer from the acclaimed duo Wildbirds & Peacedrums, has chosen for herself. In this solo adventure Wallentin leaves the mix of minimalistic blues, pop an...
 

 
Hymnalaya

Hymnalaya

Hymnalaya is a one-year-old band from Reykjavík, Iceland, consisting of four main members; Einar Kristinn Þorsteinsson (guitar & vocals), Gísli Hrafn Magnússon (guitar), Kristofer Rodriguez Svönuson (percussion) and Þ...
 
 
Marius Ziska (FO)

Marius Ziska (FO)

“I certainly think that the Faroes are the sort of place where wonderful things can happen. I believe it to be a place of magic.” This is what Icelandic musician, Pétur Ben, who played at the G! Festival in the Faroe Islan...
 
 
Icelandic Symphony Orchestra

Icelandic Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1950, The Iceland Symphony Orchestra, resident orchestra at Harpa concert hall in Reykjavik, has distinguished itself as one of the leading Nordic orchestras with acclaimed performances and recordings. The Iceland Sy...
 

 
METZ 3 (2012)

METZ (CA)

There are always a few naturally resourceful people who refuse to be intimidated or excluded from making their own wild racket in public. As METZ, Alex Edkins, Hayden Menzies and Chris Slorach play like one brutally heavy instr...
 
 
In The Company Of Men

In The Company Of Men

In The Company of Men is a five piece progressive hardcore outfit from Iceland, founded in October 2011. Their sound is a kind of Hardcore infused with Metal and Jazz, commonly referred to as Mathcore. In The Company Of Men has...
 
 
Mikhael Paskalev (NO)

Mikhael Paskalev (NO)

The success story for young Norwegian/ Bulgarian Mikhael Paskalev started with the release of the platinum selling ‘I Spy,’ which became a smash hit in Norway. The remarkable Tom Cruise-homage video made waves in th...
 

 
Momentum

Momentum

Momentum is a four piece band formed in Reykjavík back in 2003. Their origins lie in black/death/extreme metal. Throughout the years their sound has shifted towards a progressive, psychedelic mixture of melodic and soft music ...
 
 
Jan Mayen

Jan Mayen

Jan Mayen in an energetic, melodic, fun and crazy band that has been rocking Reykjavík and elsewhere for almost ten years. They have two critically acclaimed albums out on the Bad Taste record label and the third one on the wa...
 
 
MONEY (UK)

MONEY (UK)

The MONEY live performance is a fairly interactive and intense experience. Most shows, Jamie starts in the back of the crowd, on the bar or at a piano in front of the stage. He involves the crowd, before joining the band for a ...
 

 
Mono Town

Mono Town

Mono Town is a three-piece band from Reykjavík who has spent the past year honing their craft to produce an extraordinary collection of songs which has culminated in their soon to be released debut album ‘In The Eye Of T...
 
 
Love & Fog

Love & Fog

An Icelandic electro-duo that consists of Jón Þór Ólafsson and Axel Árnason. Both former members of the dance-rock group Dynamo Fog, this odd couple is finishing their debut album. October 30, 2013 22:30 Harlem October 31,...
 
 
Lord Pusswhip

Lord Pusswhip

Lord Pusswhip makes hip hop and electronic music with a fresh and unusual vibe. Lord Pusswhip is Þórður Ingi Jónsson, who has been immersed in music and art since his brother brainwashed him as a child with music like Black...
 

 
Loji

Loji

Loji is a trio of guys from Reykjavik playing the music of Loji, an artist from Reykjavik. They play lo-fi alternative rock songs about the feelings and thoughts of Loji and those who surround him. Loji is the solo outlet of Lo...
 
 
Lockerbie

Lockerbie

Lockerbie is a four-piece pop/post-rock band from Iceland. Lockerbie’s music has a unique position in the Icelandic music scene with their melodic pop/post-rock, sweet, phantasmagorical timbre and dreamy soundscapes. When pre...
 
 
LESCOP (FR)

LESCOP (FR)

Lescop is an exciting, young, french artist who has been developing a project in London with the duo John & Jehn. He has a straightforward objective – he wants to make people dance while he sings about his obsessions,...
 

 
Legend

Legend

Legend is an Icelandic duo that experiments with electronic music. The band’s frontman, Krummi Björgvinsson, is no stranger to the music world, having catapulted punk-rock act Minus to deals with Victory Records, Smekkleysa ...
 
 
Hudson Wayne

Hudson Wayne

Hudson Wayne was formed in 2002. Later that year they released two EPs, ‘Slightly Out Of Hank’ and ‘I’m A Fox,’ which sold out in an instant. After the success of the EP’s they held a few concerts bo...
 
 
Housekell

Housekell

Áskell Harðarson or Housekell is a 23-year-old student of music composition who has been seen behind a lot of the decks of different Reykjavík bars for the past four years playing house, deep house, UK Bass and garage. House...
 

 
All of Hjaltalín

Hjaltalín

This is a band that recently reinvented itself to astounding acclaim in Iceland. With its first album in 2007, ‘Sleepdrunk Seasons,’ Hjaltalín started out doing what was then described as chamber pop, eventually ri...
 
 
Grúska Babúska

Grúska Babúska

Grúska Babúska is a four-piece, all female band with an outer space, wonky, electronic, synth, melodic, acoustic and twisted Icelandic fairytale sound. The band was founded in 2010 by Arndís, Harpa and Guðrún Birna, who st...
 
 
Hellvar

Hellvar

Out of pure boredom, Hellvar was formed in 2003 in Berlin by singer/guitarist Heiða and guitarist Elvar. They made the album ‘Bat out of Hellvar’ in 2007, which mostly used drum-machines and electric guitars, perfo...
 

 
Hermigervill

Hermigervill

Armed with a treacherously unpronounceable artist name, Hermigervill has been making waves in the Icelandic music scene for quite a while with his unique electronic sound, which works equally well in your living room as it does...
 
 
Halleluwah

Halleluwah

Halleluwah is newly formed band by producer Sölvi Blöndal and singer & visual artist Raketa. They come from very different backgrounds. Sölvi is the brain child of Icelandic hiphop band Quarashi and Raketa is a trained j...
 
 
Leaves

Leaves

The band was formed in 2001 when Arnar and Hallur (bass) moved into a house in 101 Reykjavík. Things happened fast and soon a lot of tunes had been written. Even before the band played it’s first gig, the industry had taken...
 

 
kithkin (US)

Kithkin (US)

Ḱḯт♄кḯᾔ ᴀʀᴇ ᴀ ℃αṧḉαⅾḯαη ʏᴏᴜᴛʜ ᴛʀɪʙᴇ ᴏᴜᴛ ᴛᴏ sᴘʀᴇᴀᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ʜɪᴅᴅᴇɴ ᴋɴᴏᴡʟᴇᴅɢᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ғᴏʀᴇsᴛs. Tʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ ɪᴛs ʀɪ...
 
 
Lay Low

Lay Low

LAY LOW is the alter-ego of Icelandic singer/songwriter Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir. Born in London to a Sri Lankan father and Icelandic mother, LAY LOW’s musical abilities stretch as far as her geographical heritage. ...
 
 
Lára Rúnars

Lára Rúnars

Icelandic chanteuse Lára Rúnars released her album ‘Moment’ on July 23 in the US. Her fourth full-length and self-proclaimed “darkest release,” incorporating electronics with a full band, Rúnars delivers a brooding y...
 

 
Kraftwerk – The Catalogue 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Tate Modern

Kraftwerk (DE)

Kraftwerk started their visionary journey into the future more than 40 years ago. These forerunners in electronic music, and self-described “music-workers and operators” have influenced every genre imaginable. The Kraftwerk...
 
 
Kött Grá Pje

Kött Grá Pje

Kött Grá Pje is an esoteric, sometimes mislabeled as a rapper. He doesn’t perform, he conducts seances. The multiverse is vast, the possibilities endless. There is no purpose, muthafuckas. October 31, 2013 22:30 Gamli Gauku...
 
 
Kontinuum

Kontinuum

In 2010 Kontinuum was born with the aim to make hypnotic and spiritual musical noise. Pre-productions of the first album “Earth Blood Magic” was sent to a few labels and immediately got positive feedback. In 2011 Kontinuum ...
 

 
Kjurr

Kjurr

Kjurr is a trio. Their story begins in Brussels in early 2011 when friends Klemens Hannigan (guitar & voice) & Einar Hrafn Stefánsson (bass & backing voice) decided to start a project together they called ‘Far Fr...
 
 
Kiriyama Family

Kiriyama Family

Kiriyama Family is a five-piece electronic pop ensemble hailing from various towns along the South Coast of Iceland. While some of the band‘s members have been playing together since childhood, and developing their soundscape...
 
 
Kira Kira

Kira Kira

Kira  Kira plays electronic music, playful beats, experimental pop made of dirty melodies, thundering bass, vocals as well as a plethora of instruments. Here’s what others have been saying about the band: “Kira Kira is...
 

 
kippi kaninus

Kippi Kaninus

Kippi Kaninus is a powerhouse of rhythm, harmony, melody, and musical experimentation. November 2, 2013 00:10 Þjóðleikhúskjallarinn
 
 
kimono

kimono

kimono is an agitated indie rock band trio from Iceland that has been around for a while now, releasing eclectic music enjoyed by all the iconoclasts. They have released three albums, and are influenced by anyone and everything...
 
 
Kaleo

Kaleo

Despite their young age and status as a newly formed band, the members of Kaleo grew up together and have been playing since they first met. They have formed a rare connection and were officially formed after guitar player Rubi...
 

 
KAJAK

KAJAK

KAJAK is a vocal-fronted electronic duo hailing from Reykjavik, Iceland. They write catchy pop songs hidden behind clouds of obscure weirdness. Their tracks involve tribal and ethnic sounds, painting a comprehensive landscape o...
 
 
Grísalappalísa

Grísalappalísa

Grísalappalísa is a rock and roll group formed in 2012. The band features familiar faces from the Icelandic underground rock scene; Jakóbínarína’s former lead singer and drummer, Oyama’s bass player and The Heavy Exper...
 
 
Gold Panda

Gold Panda (UK)

Hailing from Chelmsford in Essex, but now located to Berlin, Germany, Gold Panda started writing beats and collaborating a few years ago, beginning a journey that ultimately saw him nominated in the BBC’s sound of 2010 list a...
 

 
For A Minor Reflection

For A Minor Reflection

Energetic, melodious rock band, For a Minor Reflection is comprised of four 23-year-olds from Reykjavík, Iceland: Kjartan Holm (guitar), Guðfinnur Sveinsson (guitar & piano), Elvar Jón Guðmundsson (bass) and Andri Freyr...
 
 
Fucked Up (CA)

Fucked Up (CA)

Fucked Up have the most perfect name for any band in rock history. In two words it bluntly states the truth that lies at the heart of the white noise maelstrom – things are different from what you expect. Right from the start...
 
 
Futuregrapher

Futuregrapher

Árni Grétar (born 6 December, 1983), best known under the pseudonym Futuregrapher, is an electronic musician described by The Grapevine magazine in 2009 as “fucking brilliant.” He was one of the leading members of the loc...
 

 
Fatima

Fatima Al Qadiri (KW)

Fatima Al Qadiri is an artist and musician based in New York. She has performed and exhibited at the Tate Modern (part of K48 Kontinuum), MoMA PS1, The New Museum, Performa Biennial, among others. Al Qadiri is a contributing ed...
 
 
Good Moon Deer

Good Moon Deer

Good Moon Deer is an experimental electronic music project spearheaded by Guðmundur Ingi Úlfarsson. Along with drummer Ívar Pétur Kjartansson, they’ve been performing their music for about two years now. They reach out of...
 
 
Goat

Goat (SE)

Goat are a collective who hail from a small and very remote village called Korpilombolo in deepest darkest Sweden. Legend has it that for centuries, the inhabitants of the village of Korpilombolo were dedicated to the worship a...
 

 
FEARS

FEARS (IS/UK)

FEARS are a contemporary, individual sound, harbouring on the fringes of alternative rock. FEARS create a strong, independent feel both deep and captivating, which in turn keeps you wanting more. November 2, 2013 20:50 Gamli Ga...
 
 
Fknhndsm

Fknhndsm

Fknhndsm are two icelandic DJs, Haukur Heiðar and Simon Ragnar. Spinning vinyl on regular basis at various bars in Reykjavik, their style is a crossover between something they would like to call disco punk and house music. Sim...
 
 
Epic Rain

Epic Rain

The music of Epic Rain is rooted in underground hip-hop, but in later years they have widened the horizon and explored various music styles, including cabaret, dark folk, country and blues. Out of these traditional genres they ...
 

 
Empress Of (US)

Empress Of (US)

Sights and sounds by Lorely Rodriguez. October 31, 2013 23:00 Harpa Kaldalón
 
 
Endless Dark

Endless Dark

Endless Dark’s musical style is called “post-hardcore.” It’s a mixture of really heavy breakdown and really poppy choruses. Their live performance is really energetic and includes a lot of headbanging, where the ban...
 
 
Emmsjé Gauti

Emmsjé Gauti

Emmsjé Gauti is one of the major league hip hop artists of Iceland. He has been in music for over 10 years despite his young age of twenty-two. He plays hip hop interspersed with R’n’B and pop music. He’s released two al...
 

 
Emiliana Torrini

Emiliana Torrini

Casual fans of music will know Emiliana Torrini from the track “Jungle Drum,” which was an unexpected hit in 2009 (and was subsequently drafted in for the Inspired by Iceland campaign—it’s the one everyone dances to whi...
 
 
Angist

Angist

Angist’s four members perform intense metal mixed with atmospheric black metal and dark lyrics. They are known for their relentless brutal live performances. November 2, 2013 01:10 Amsterdam
 
 
Elin Ey

Elín Ey

Elin Ey is a young Icelandic Singer/songwriter and guitarist. She released her first album “See you in Dreamland” in 2008 and has since been diligent in concerts, either alone or working with other Icelandic, European and A...
 

 
Gluteus Maximus

Gluteus Maximus

Old Latin for the uppermost muscles forming that low-end base on which you sit, Gluteus Maximus is Iceland’s President Bongo and DJ Margeir. These dysfunctional artists, steeped in the ancient red-art of double-handed beat-sy...
 
 
Electric Eye

Electric Eye (NO)

Electric Eye play droned out psych-rock inspired by the blues, India and the ever more expanding universe. On the bands inspirational mix tape, you will probably find songs from the The Black Angels, Wooden Shjips and Pink Floy...
 
 
Eldar

Eldar

Lovely old-timey country harmonies to some afro-pop-rock grooving folk songs. Different versions of songs depending on the mood of the band members that show up for said gig. October 31, 2013 20:50 Iðdnó
 

 
El rojo

El Rojo Adios (SE)

For 25 years, Titiyo Jah has been one of Sweden’s foremost singers. Today, she has joined together with Andreas Söderström and Johan Berthling to create the band El Rojo Adios. El Rojo Adios’ music conjures up images ...
 
 
Eivor

Eivør Pálsdóttir (FO)

Eivør, born in the Faroe Islands in 1983, is a vocalist, instrumentalist and songwriter with a voice of rare beauty and power. From the age of 15 she decided to dedicate her life entirely to music, and her roots in these remot...
 
 
GÍSLI PÁLMI

GÍSLI PÁLMI

GÍSLI PÁLMI is a highly controversial producer and rapper in the Icelandic hip-hop scene known for his sharp flows and bass filled beats. Along with powerful and energetic performances, GÍSLI brings out the essence of the ra...
 

 
dj flugvel

dj. flugvél og geimskip

dj. flugvél og geimskip/ dj. airplane and spaceship plays refreshing horrormusic. The music is a mix of playful beats, cool base and high pitched vocals. The lyrics portray real life disguised as adventures. Most of the songs ...
 
 
Girls In Hawaii (BE)

Girls In Hawaii (BE)

Belgium’s leading indie rock band Girls in Hawaii was created ten years ago from Antoine Wielemans and Lio Vancauwenberge’s vocals, song writing and  guitar playing. Their first album “From Here to There,” out in ...
 
 
amiina

amiina

amiina is based in Reykjavík Iceland. At present the band counts six people – Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir, Hildur Ársælsdóttir, María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir, Magnús Trygvason Eliassen and Gu...
 

 
AMFJ

AMFJ

A one-man power-electronics/industrial noise project from Reykjavík, Iceland. A powerful wall of sound under heavily distorted vocals. Rhythmic, loud, aggressive. Whether fast and furious, or calm and pensive, all AMFJ shows h...
 
 
Amaba Dama

Amaba Dama

Amaba Dama is an Icelandic band that plays reggae music to keep warm. The band consist of a singing trio, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet and keyboard and sometimes we borrow some of Iceland’s finest MCs to make our show even mo...
 
 
ALUNAGEORGE

AlunaGeorge

AlunaGeorge are a British electronic music duo from London, consisting of Aluna Francis (vocals) and George Reid (production). It was announced on 6 December 2012 that AlunaGeorge had been shortlisted for the 2013 BRIT Award of...
 

 
Dj AnDre

DJ AnDre

Andri Már Arnlaugsson aka DJ AnDre is a promoter and DJ from Reykjavík, Iceland. AnDre grew up listening to old school hardcore jungle, trip hop and hip hop music. Influenced by record labels like Mo Wax, Metalheadz, Warp, an...
 
 
DIMMA

DIMMA

Hailing from the land of ice and snow, heavy metal band DIMMA is a musical entity whose sound reflects the atmosphere of the long dark winters of Iceland; Hard and heavy, yet chillingly refreshing in all it´s melancholic glory...
 
 
Portraits of the Icelandic band Dikta taken on-location in SoHo, NYC. October 20, 2012.

Dikta

Dikta, an Icelandic verb meaning “to compose or make something up,” remains immersed in the same passionate and soulful atmosphere it was formed in, inspiring their melodic alternative mainstream sound. Their album, Hunting...
 

 
Ghostigital

Ghostigital

Ghostigital are veterans of being non-compromising digital sherpas. They enjoy climbing. November 2, 2013 21:00 Reykjavík Art Museum
 
 
DIANA (CA)

DIANA (CA)

There is something looming in the corners these songs, a pop sensibility is undeniably present, but never overwhelming. There is always enough room left for the imagination to complete the picture. Though you might hear echoes ...
 
 
Daníel Bjarnason

Daníel Bjarnason

Daníel Bjarnason studied piano, composition and conducting in Reykjavík, Iceland before leaving to study orchestral conducting at the Freiburg University of Music, Germany. As a composer, Daníel has worked with many differen...
 

 
Gang Related

Gang Related

Reykjavík indie rockers Gang Related have a lot of things going for them. Having gone through a turbulent phase of member changes due lifestyle differences and artistic divides, Gang Related are back with a new catalogue of fa...
 
 
Agent Fresco

Agent Fresco

AGENT FRESCO is an Icelandic band of startling originality known for its intensely dramatic performances of music combining the pop, alternative, art and math-rock genres. At the heart of their sound is an intensity that flows ...
 
 
Æla

Æla

Æla (translation: Puke) are an Icelandic post-punk band, famous in their home country for their mesmeric and explosive live performances, jagged tunes, tense dynamics and the on/offstage acrobatics of frontman and scene figure...
 

 
Aaron & The Sea

AARON & THE SEA (US)

This band is in a long distance relationship; Aaron lives in Minneapolis and Alex stays in Reykjavik. They write and produce long-distance, via gmail and video chat. Performance/styles: Beats/Vocally focused. Live electronics. ...
 
 
1860

1860

Long story short, 1860 is an indie pop band from Reykjavík, Iceland that has been called, amongst other super nice things, “the Fleet Foxes of Iceland.” The group was formed in late 2010 by Ottar G. Birgisson and Hlynur Ju...
 
 
FM Belfast

FM Belfast

FM Belfast’s went from a studio project to a full band for the 2006 Airwaves, and have since been touring and performing. They have released two albums, ‘How To Make Friends’ in 2008, and ‘Don’t Wa...
 

 
MIDLAKE (US)

MIDLAKE (US)

The rock band Midlake was formed by a group of jazz students from Texas who have since released three albums, with a fourth, ‘Antiphon,’ expected to come out in November. November 2, 2013 23:00 Harpa Silfurberg
 
 
Ólöf Arnalds

Ólöf Arnalds

Ólöf Arnalds (born 1980) is an Icelandic singer/songwriter and indie musician who has been active in the Icelandic music scene, touring with múm since 2003, and collaborated with numerous other bands and artists. She launche...
 
 
Úlfur Úlfur

Úlfur Úlfur

Úlfur Úlfur is an interesting fusion of rap and melodic pop with dark overtones. Úlfur Úlfur draw inspiration from all over, from romantic entanglements, nights out on the town, their childhood, and emotional roller-coaster...
 

 
Cousins

Cousins (CA)

Cousins hails from freezing Halifax and is coming to Iceland to enjoy its warm autumn. October 31, 2013 22:30 Iðnó