The Reykjavík Art Museum by Páll Hilmarsson

A Note On Replication And Adaptation

Apparently there has been some controversy — and some misunderstanding — regarding my recent comment about certain Icelandic bands and the music of the African diaspora. I do choose my words carefully, but some people didn&...


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Oyama Shake Harpa, Plug Pulled Due To Volume

Emerging Icelandic shoegaze stars Oyama had to stop their performance in Harpa yesterday due to being too loud for the venue. During a particularly fragile passage of classical music, their distorted noise-rock was audible thro...

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Grapevine & Mál og Menning Present: Michael Azerrad In Conversation

Boy, have we got a treat for you music geeks this Airwaves! The one and only Michael Azerrad, author of the genre-defining, delightfully written rock history tome Our Band Could Be Your Life (and founder/Editor-in-Chief of sp...
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Killing Time For Rökkurró

If you saw our interview with the newly reconstituted and rejuvenated Rökkurró the other day, you might be curious to know they’ve released the first track in their new configuration. It’s called “Killing Ti...


Mammút Announce Third Album

Mammút have announced that their long awaited third LP, “Komdu til mín svarta systir”, will get an Icelandic release on October 25th, via Record Records. There’s a taster of what’s to come below, and t...
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Mugison Launches New Band!

Early last week, a bomb was dropped on Iceland. This was not one of those horrible bombs that blow people to smithereens and dismember them and leave a smattering of blood and guts all over the place (while spreading democracy)...
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So What’s This About Extra Tickets For Stuff?

There are three things at Airwaves ’13 that you’ll need extra tickets for. Tell your wallet not to panic – all the live music in the official programme is included in the festival ticket price. But with limite...