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. […]
SR7 is here. Today is Bóndadagur, or Husband’s Day, when wives and girlfriends in Iceland should be especially nice to their men. Tomorrow is my birthday. I don’t have tickets to this: Is that a big enough hint?!
Its 40 years today since Eldfell in the Westman Islands erupted. I was there in June last year, and I’ve never climbed an active volcano before. It was worth it though, for the view. More details here.
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, 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 […]
The Ryan McGinley directed video for Varúð – in which a girl is filmed running around the big apples’ streets- will be shown in 3,000 cabs in New York in February. It’s part of the Valtari film experiment, in which Sigur Rós commissioned different directors for each track on Valtari. It’s estimated that the video […]
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 […]
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 […]
This looks lovely. Not action packed, certainly, but a true reflection of the small community that live in Dýrafjörður the West Fjords of Iceland. I’ll post more information as I get it.