Posts Tagged ‘Ólafur Arnalds’

Ólafur Arnalds at Harpa by Jim Bennett

Ólafur Arnalds Draws Tears At Harpa Eldborg

The house lights are on in the modern, volcanic red heart of Iceland. Smoke, as though suspended from ethereal fly lines, dissipates over the audience more slowly than the aurora tinting the night sky. It is Airwaves 2013, and ...
by ryan

oyama band by hrefna og magnus-1000w

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...
by John Rogers


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

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...
by John Rogers

Úlfur Eldjárn

So How Was Last Year? Find Out Via This Documentary.

The art & culture magazine Reykjavík Boulevard has posted up a pretty sweet little documentary filmed at last year’s festival. They chatted to scene stalwarts like Larus Johannesson from the 12 Tónar record store, c...
by John Rogers


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

The Little House Of Music

Inspired By Hobbits

A little house in Reykjavík is offering visitors a chance at catching Airwaves’ best in an intimate environment. By Thomas L. Moir So you’re sitting at the pub, sinking beers, with the boys, eyeing the potential. Talk turn...
by thomas



Postcards From the Edge – Ólafur Arnalds

In the run up to Iceland Airwaves, we at Grapevine Towers often receive missives, intriguing data packets and other such stuff from artists who are away from the Motherland, letting us know what they’re getting up to. Whe...
by Bob Cluness

Olafur Arnalds by Heidrik

Breaking Out Of His Old Skin – The Ólafur Arnalds Interview

“What happened was a table attacked me! We were being filmed pretending to fight each other in a scene, but the director didn’t think that we were being realistic enough. So he pushed us, and we fell, except I literally fel...
by Bob Cluness


Ólafur Arnalds at Harpa by Skari

The Night of the Meh.

The drummer from Lockerbie is wearing a Ramones t-shirt. Explain to me how that makes sense. Lockerbie play the most boring, predictable, hackneyed post-rock imaginable, and yet, there’s the drummer. Wearing a fucking Ramones...
by Sindri Eldon