I admit it; most of my travels around Iceland haven’t been that strenuous. I’ve seen quite a bit of the country, but quite a bit of that was through the bottom of a bottle or with a knife and fork in hand. I’m not ashamed of it, but I was intrigued to hear about Geoff […]
Yep, you read that correctly. Rökkurró, one of the best bands in Iceland at the moment, have kindly agreed to play at the Icelandic launch of Iceland, Defrosted at Eymundsson, Austurstræti 18, Reykjavík on 29th June. I was thrilled that Hildur from the band had agreed to play the launch as ‘Lily & Fox’, but when […]
Borko, also known as Björn Kristjánsson, is one of the enigmatic performers on the Iceland music scene. Whether as his bearded, solo and gentler incarnation (fresh back from a tour around Europe) or as the bongo-playing, half-naked lunatic with FM Belfast. Either way, his star is rising, and I took the chance to ask him […]
The dogs continually pull hard, straining and making it look effortless at the same time. Four pairs, they lean into their harnesses and pull me through the snow bound landscape. Their feet rasp through the frozen crystals, and tongues hang from lopsided mouths. We dodge obstacles, and the only sounds to be heard are the […]
The lovely Lay Low, who features in Iceland Defrosted, is performing a live concert from her home in Iceland on Saturday May 4th, and this can be seen on the Inspired by Iceland website. I will definately be tuning in.
Sigur Rós – Ísjaki (Official Lyric Video) from sigur rós on Vimeo. The new Sigur Rós song, Ísjaki, is here. I’ll need a bit more time to listen to it before I can form an opinion. Nice of them to provide the lyrics though, in a karaoke / learn Icelandic crossover.
They say that in London, you are never more than five meters away from a rat. The same could be said about puffins in Iceland during the summer, but it wouldn’t be true. I would have just made it up. Puffins. I love them. Call them what you will—‘clowns of the sea,’ ‘penguins of the […]
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 […]
Those Amiina girls (and boys) have been at it again. Described on their website as ‘the lighthouse project’, this is what they had to say: ‘about 4 years ago we set out on a journey across iceland performing in lighthouses and other unusual locations. the music was written especially for performances in small spaces, and […]
Sigur Rós have announced that their new album, Kveikur, will be released on June 17th. The track listing is: Brennisteinn Hrafntinna Ísjaki Yfirborð Stormur Kveikur Rafstraumur Bláþráður Var & I cannot wait. In the meantime, here my review of their live show including Kveikur material and the sonic scare that is Brennistein. I’ve seen Sigur […]