Sóley in London.

Sóley has announced that she will be playing a concert in London on 2nd May at Bush Hall, London. To celebrate, here is a track to listen to, and another chance to read my interview with Sóley at Airwaves last year. Sóley is actually Sóley Stefánsdóttir, a twenty-something girl from Hafnarfjörður, a town near Reykjavík. […]

Grúska Babúska!

Grúska Babúska is a female four-piece based in Reykjavík, but with their eyes firmly set on the rest of the world. They have a unique sound, whilst at the same time could only have come from Iceland. They could quite possibly be the next big thing. I caught up with one of the band members, […]

Winterlude – Out Now!

Winterlude, the latest novella by Iceland expert Quentin Bates was released today. I’ve just ordered my copy, and I can’t wait to give it a read. And this is why; ‘It’s a bitter winter morning when Sergeant Gunnhildur is called to the scene of a violent killing in an abandoned industrial unit. Gunna and her […]

Takk fyrir!

The Kickstarter project for Iceland, Defrosted has been a huge success. The final totals are; 122 lovely backers £2689 in pledges 179% of funding achieved! Thank you so much to everyone that got involved. Its been an intense 30 days; I’m not sure that when I pressed the ‘launch’ button back in December that I […]

Chasing Ice Review

  I don’t know if it was part of the marketing package, but having the audience stand outside the venue in the freezing cold was either one way of setting the mood, or testing their resolve to see Chasing Ice. With teeth chattering and a cup of coffee used as a hand-warmer, I settle down to […]