Sigur Rós at Jodrell Bank. Otherworldly.

Sigur Rós have a habit of doing things out of the ordinary. Not only have they chosen to play at Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, UK, beneath the world famous 250ft diameter Lovell Telescope, but their concert starts with a specially composed piece of music featuring radio echoes from meteors; signals from spacecraft travelling to the […]

Unofficial Soundtrack to Iceland, Defrosted!

For a bit of fun, I thought I’d compile a few tracks that inspired the writing of Iceland, Defrosted. Its been kind of fun, like making a mix tape in the 1990’s. I hope you enjoy. Some of the tracks are from artists who appear in Iceland, Defrosted, some are the tracks that accompanied me […]

New Snorri Helgason Song!

This is Snorri Helgason’s new song ‘Summer Is Almost Gone’, and I really like it! Snorri is setting off on a European tour: 07 –  (A) Innsbruck – Weekender 09 –  (CH) Zürich – KafiFürDich 10 – Freiburg – Swamp 11 – (CH) Baden – Royal 12 – Düsseldorf – Kassette 13 – Münster – […]

The other 10 Icelandic bands you should care about.

Ok, so a popular website has been posting ’10 Icelandic bands you should care about’ over the past few days. Its ok. It’s a good start. However, I (and a fair few people on Twitter & Facebook) thought that I could do a better job and that there were some omissions. Whilst I appreciate that […]

Thanks & Northern Lights

Since the launch of Iceland, Defrosted I have been receiving lots of fantastic reviews (20 x 5*, but who is counting? Oh, me!), Tweets, Facebook comments and emails. The emails – mainly from complete strangers – have come from all over the globe, and say the nicest things. I received this one yesterday, the only […]

TAKK, Manchester

Today I had lunch in Iceland. Well, almost. As close as you can get in Manchester, UK. I visited Takk, an Iceland inspired ‘cafe and creative space’ in Tariff Street in the Northern Quarter of the city. Takk opened in January of this year, and is the brainchild of Philip Hannaway. Philip is an Iceland […]

Einstök Book Of The Week!

Einstök Brewing Company have just made Iceland, Defrosted their book of the week. Here is the post from their Facebook page- Book of the Week Club – Apparently, another Einstök fan has published a book, this time about one Englishman’s obsession with Iceland, by Edward Hancox. Here’s a quote: ‘After many hours of driving along […]

New Lockerbie Song!

Lockerbie have released their brand new track ‘Heim’ into the world today. You can listen to it here, and whilst you listen, have a read of my interview with Davíð from the band from last year. It’s a good ‘un! I first came across Lockerbie at Iceland Airwaves a couple of years ago. I was […]

Latest from Unchained Iceland

As you may know, I have been asking readers to send in photos of Iceland, Defrosted from locations around the world. It’s going really well, and I have received photos from the US, Canada, France, and all over the UK. Even my publishers got in on the action with a cracker from Bristol International Balloon […]