Posts Tagged ‘airwaves 2012’

Lay Low by Ingibjörg Torfadóttir

The Calm After The Storm

Patrick, I had forgotten that I loved you.
by Amy Liptrot


Friday Night Taken By The Collar

It's safe to say that despite it’s ever-thriving music scene, Reykjavík doesn't exactly have a rapid thoroughfare of touring acts. In fact, if you want to hear live music in one minority genre or another, you’d be better o...
by Bergrún Anna Hallsteinsdóttir


Reykjavík! by Magnús Elvar Jónsson

Hypnosis And High Times: Deutsche Bar Pt. II

At Deutsche bar on Friday, the late gigs offered the kind stylistic pileup I've come to expect from an Airwaves lineup.
by christian.hoard

Endless Dark by Skari

A Tapestry Of Odd Ends. A Mosaic Of Unlikely Line-Up Mates. A Night Of Yawns And Yeahs

When looking at the line-up I could have sworn someone with a split personality put it together. One is sweet, the other bitter. One is light, the other dark. One is odd, the other pedestrian.
by Birkir Fjalar Viðarsson


Ólafur Arnalds by Skari

Exitmusic, Ólafur Arnalds Bewitch Airwavers At Norðurljós

Before I hear Monotown for the first time tonight, someone describes them to me as sounding “like an ABBA B-side”. While that’s not an entirely accurate summary, it does at least place them in a ballpark where...
by Al Horner

FM Belfast by Rúnar Sigurður Sigurjónsson

Ending On A High

Harpa's interiors are as grandiose as its beautiful façade would suggest. A small, bridged entrance gives way to high ceilings, epic stairwells and huge music halls but it still somehow feels very intimate, or perhaps that is ...
by Lauren Down


Of Monsters and Men by Magnús Elvar Jónsson

“Good Work, Gang!”

This evening Lára Rúnars gives the sense of a pop star ‘dressed down’ with a loose fitting dress and brandishing a bottle of beer. It feels good to have a native star on this large stage in a beautiful venue and s...
by Amy Liptrot

Crowd at Amsterdam by Hlynur Hafstein


Hello, Airwaves. Having arrived at the festival a day late thanks to a certain big storm on America’s East Coast, I was treated to an evening of mostly homegrown talent at Amsterdam. Like a lot of Icelandic bands I’ve seen,...
by christian.hoard


Hanne Kolstø by Siggi

Something Old, Something New: From Country To The Cutting Edge

Ladies and gentleman, come on in. We have quite a spectacle here at Kaldalon this evening. On drums, we have the polar opposite of Keith Moon! This man hits the drums like no other: he's never bruised a skin. He is indisputably...
by arit

Doldrums by Iona Sjöfn

Doldrums Steal The Show: Iðnó, Night Two

They sing about crack cocaine, coke, being broke and drinking whiskey without an air of satire or wit, any insightful experiences that may inform these songs lost in irritatingly trite lyrics.
by Lauren Down



Beats, Rhymes And Life: Faktorý Downstairs

I don’t do drugs (often), but if I did I would do them while listening to artists like Thizone. Oops, I’ve fallen down a K-hole and I can’t get up! Then again, it’s sort of nice down here… Thizone serves up tracks...
by Kirsten O'Brien

Nova Heart at Gamli Gaukurinn by Siggi

Ups And Downs At Gamli Gaukurinn

There may be gale force winds trying to blow festivalgoers towards the sea tonight, but there's not a lot that the weather can do to dampen spirits. The sky's clear, the northern lights are glowing and there are some seriously ...
by francine


Snorri Helgason by Aníta Eldjárn

Moments Strung Together On A Thread Of Other Moments

It’s Wednesday night and it’s all beginning. The wind is blowing like it doesn’t blow anywhere else and I am almost pushed from my bike on the way down to Harpa, body forcing against the brute strength of it. ...
by Bergrún Anna Hallsteinsdóttir

Thorunn Antonia by Magnús Elvar Jónsson

Come Get Yr Fill: Deutsche Bar, Night One

Myrra Rós makes the kind of music that makes you want to close your eyes. Not because the band is terrible looking (they’re all cute!), but because it’s the sort of blissed out, mellow folk pop that causes people to stand...
by Kirsten O'Brien


Lára's album cover

Is Lára’s Moment Here?

Hi Lára! Sorry to be bothering you with all these questions right before the Airwaves festival starts (you are surely pretty busy getting ready for all those shows you’ll be playing), but we heard you have a new record o...
by Haukur S. Magnússon

Trouble by Aníta Eldjárn

Extreme Chillin’

There is a constant underlying agitation in Jafet Melge's set. It surfaces, but for the most part it comes out either attacking or barely stifled in the end of segment, and all of this is wonderfully entwined with some nice bac...
by Aðalsteinn Jörundsson