ÍRiS at Iceland Airwaves ’14

There’s this theory that everyone in Iceland is creating something. Everyone is a writer, a musician, an artist, or a yarn-bomber. The theory goes that this is due to Iceland’s long, dark winters with creativity providing both a means of killing time, and keeping the spirits high. Nowhere is this more apparent than at Iceland […]

14 artists for Iceland Airwaves ’14

Iceland Airwaves is nearly upon us. Despite its descent further into the winter months (I’m sure it used to be earlier in October), and the risk of a sulfurous fog overwhelming everything, excitement is building. Yes, the off-venue schedule is going to be crazy, Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips will probably be crazier, and […]


Not actually a bird, but Jón Valur Guðmundsson – a 26-year-old singer/songwriter from Reykjavík, who has taken the moniker ‘bird’ for his new music project. Described as “catchy, lush melancholia, and minimalistic arrangements” this chap definitely shares similarities with Ásgeir, who he has previously worked with. Speaking of work, Jón Valur has also grafted as […]