With their debut album, My Head Is An Animal, the band rode the indie-folk wave that was in the wake of bands such as Mumford and Sons. It was a hugely successful ploy, and promoted the band from the ranks of being successful in Iceland to a stadium filling, festival favorite, multi-platinum selling machine. The […]
A brand new, fresh-out-of-the-box Police Officer leaves his cozy life in Reykjavik for a new world in a frozen and insular Siglufjörður in North Iceland. His arrival coincides with a series of events, including a murder and nasty, malicious assault. As the tension builds, so does the snow, leaving the characters and readers shovelling their […]
It’s been a while since we heard from Sóley Stefánsdóttir. We Sink was two years ago, and it’s probably safe to say that Seabear are now sadly defunct. There was an obscure instrumental EP released last year, but nothing of substance. As fans of Sóley know; her music, and especially that voice, are unique. […]
Hi, so sorry I haven’t blogged in a while. I’m a bad blogger, a naughty blogger. Anyway, my fellow SilverWood authors are having an Easter Blog hop, so it seemed only fair that I get involved too, and throw my hat into the ring. I’ll add a list of my fellow authors to the end […]
Skyr now available in the UK. Probably a bit over excited about this news!
Vio are somewhat of a surprise. Despite their name sounding like they should produce death metal and dodgy album covers, they are a fresh, new semi-acoustic band of from Mosfellsbær near Reykjavík. Vio won the 2014 Músíktilraunir—an Icelandic battle-of-the-bands type contest—with singer Magnús Thorlacius also receiving a solo award for his vocal performance. Previous winners […]
Coventry, UK – 3rd February 2015 In possibly one of the worst venues I’ve ever been too—a dingy recess into industrial brick, with sticky floors, a dirty, tiny stage and a grimy feel to every surface—I find Rökkurró. This is a far cry from their usual environs of bright, twinkling lights of the ultra modern […]
Jón Jónsson has been performing since an early age. One of those annoyingly talented childhood prodigies that every school has, he continued his education in his home town of Hafnarfjörður before gaining a soccer scholarship with Boston University. Told you so. On returning home, he decided a career in music was for him, and quickly […]
You can read my review of the new Björk album, Vulnicura over at the Iceland Review site.