Ásgeir has had some help with In the Silence. Iceland’s latest adopted son, John Grant, helped translate the albums lyrics into English. Ásgeir’s 72-year-old father helped write some of the lyrics. Of Monsters and Men helped raise his profile by taking him on tour. That said, Ásgeir remains the star of the show here. In the Silence, […]
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Iceland seems to be more fractious than usual. Hekla was grumbling last week, and last night, Grímsey in the north was shook by earthquakes. According to Iceland Review, ‘An earthquake measuring 5.5 hit 14 kilometers east of Grímsey, North Iceland, around 1 am last night and another of 4.1 magnitude followed shortly afterwards. More […]
I’m really getting into the new album from Sin Fang, Flowers. Here is a track from it; I hope you like it as much as I do. Quite why he is wearing flowers as a beard, I have no idea! Sin Fang website
Ólafur Arnalds has released his latest track on Soundcloud, ahead of his album release in March. It’s no surprise that its bloody lovely. Here is another chance to read my interview with Ólafur at Airwaves: Ólafur Arnalds is younger than me. And so much more talented; it makes me sick. Ólafur produces a strain of […]
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, […]
This is ‘just’ a really nice Airwaves video. So nice, I thought I’d put it on here. Well done to it’s maker, Lucio Caramori.
Phantogram – “When I’m Small” on Vimeo. It been two weeks, but I can’t get Airwaves out of my head. And not just because of the wind blowing down my ears. Other festival-goers have talked about being depressed afterwards, being in some sort of malaise. Me, I am using it to my advantage. I’ve been […]
Forever to be written into Iceland Airwaves history due to the near hurricane conditions, I start the day with Iceland’s current prince of pop, Ásgeir Trausti. This 20 year old has a debut album to promote, and eight Airwaves shows to get through. His audience seems loyal though, with a group of school kids, and […]
Breakfast, lunch and dinner. My day started incongruously early, with a ‘Rock and Bacon’ session in Prikið. Grúska Babúska had just what I needed. A quartet of Icelandic girls, perched on tables and stools, and delivered a tasty breakfast of vocals, electronics and flute. It was a perfect start to the day, surrounded by Airwavers, […]
I just heard that Days of Gray is being screened at Iceland Airwaves. I’m looking forward to this. In the meantime, here is an article I wrote on the project a short while back for Iceland Review online. There is a film being made in Iceland this summer. There are several actually, but this one […]
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