Icelandic All-Stars

Two big bits of news today; Firstly, a tour with Snorri Helgason, Mr. Silla and comedian and comic book writer Hugleikur Dagsson has been announced and will be visiting Iceland towns and villages later this month. Mr. Silla has put together a new band with members of Seabear, Amiina and Kimono. 21 June Höfn – Pakkhúsið […]


  Samaris are a band from, Reykjavík that I have recently discovered. Samaris consist of three students from Reykjavík. Jófríður Ákadóttir – vocals, Þórður Kári Steinþórsson – computer programmer and clarinet player Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir. They describe their music as ‘some sort of downtempo electronica/triphop, sound filled with space, atmosphere and maybe even a little melancholia.’ […]

Hay Festival.

Yesterday, I went to the world famous Hay Festival. I saw lots of lovely books that caused me to push my credit card deeply into my pocket. I saw Tim Minchin who was erudite and inspiring, causing me to hit the keyboard with renewed vigour. I wandered around several fantastic bookshops with vaults of books […]

Kickstart a Viking Search

A Twitter pal of mine. Hjörtur Smárason, is trying his very best to crowd-fund a film project on Kickstarter. He could do with your backing to help him. I was intrigued from the start (and have pledged accordingly). If you are interested, and want to pledge or find out more, you can do so here. oh, did […]