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CeaseTone unveils a new song!

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One year has passed since CeaseTone released their début album Two Strangers and the band hasn’t slowed down with works on new material at all. Today CeaseTone comes back with a new song entitled Brothers and an announcement that the song is the first single from the upcoming Stranded EP that will be released later this summer. Brothers is a nod to singer-songwriting roots of the project. The song opens with a captivating fingerpicking. Hafsteinn’s soft voice wraps around the sound of guitar and although the lyrics speak rather of trying too hard and being a bit lost, there’s something…

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Reykjavík On Stage on Karolina Fund

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We are very happy to announce that works on the first printed issue of Reykjavík On Stage reached the final phase. So here we are! Our Karolina Fund campaign just started! The first issue waits for you there. You can put your hands on our printed magazine (more than 70 pages!) as well as on a digital version and printed subscription to Reykjavík On Stage (in special price during the Karolina Fund campaign) and keep your finger on the pulse of Icelandic music! Check out Reykjavík On Stage on Karolina Fund and help us make this magazine happen!! By pledging…

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Mammút on European tour in May

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Hey, the Netherlands! UK! Germany! Romania! Be sure to not miss out any of upcoming concerts of the Icelandic rock band Mammút in May 2017 (16th – 25th). More details on the official website of the band. Mammút is a 5-piece rock band formed in 2003 in Reykjavík. In 2004 the band won The Battle Of The Bands contest and has gained popularity in Iceland and internationally. Mammút has signed a publishing contract with Bella Union’s in 2015 and their 4th album entitled Kinder Versions will be out July 14th! Check out Breathe Into Me below. The previous album, Komdu…

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3 albums to discover this week

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Maybe it doesn’t look like summer has already arrived in Reykjavík but at least Icelandic music is ready to blossom like crazy. Next Friday, May 5th, 3 great artists release their new albums. One of them is Ásgeir with his second album entitled Afterglow. Then Sóley is back with her 3rd LP Endless Summer. At the same day Milkywhale releases their début album! Catch a glimpse at this wonderful Friday music below! Stardust is another single from Ásgeir´s brand new album, Afterglow. Ásgeir on Facebook Sóley has enchanted listeners around the globe with her dark, fairytale song craft. Sóley on…

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The Vintage Caravan comes back to studio

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A progressive and psychedelic rock band The Vintage Caravan announced they will come back to recording studio this summer to work on a new material. The upcoming album will be recorded in the famous studio of Sigur Rós – Sundlaugin between 5th and 25th August under a watchful eye of British producer Ian Davenport. The Vintage Caravan consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Óskar Logi Ágústsson (founder of the band), bassist Alexander Örn Númason and drummer Stefán Ari Stefánsson. So far, the band has released 3 albums: The Vintage Caravan (2009), Voyage (2012, Sena) and Arrival (2015, Nuclear Blast). Known…

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Figure from Vök on April 28th

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An Icelandic synthpop 4 piece Vök signed a contract with a Canadian label Nettwerk Music Group. The band releases their début album Figure on April 28th. Vök revealed two singles Show Me and Breaking Bones. The band came into consciousness in January 2013 to enter an annual young talent contest in Iceland called Battle of the Bands (Músíktilraunir) and won the competition. Since then they have added two members and released critically acclaimed two EPs – Tension (2013) and Circles (2015). Topics on Figure are focused on anger, obsession, negligence, death, love, happiness and hope. Check out full details of…

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Marteinn Sindri unveils new video

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Multi-intrumentalist Marteinn Sindri is working on his first solo album in collaboration with Berlin based guitarist Daníel Friðrik Böðvarsson. Marteinn delivered touching and magic moments of goosebumps during Reykjavík Folk Festival this year and recently he revealed a new video to the song entitled Spring Comes Late Sometimes. Let him charm you with his soft voice. Marteinn Sindri is a classically trained pianist who graduated from FÍH School of Music in Reykjavík. He has been active on the Icelandic music scene with a band of Markús Bjarnason, Markús and the Diversion Sessions. His voice could be heard in a choir…

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Dimma releases new album in May

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A hard rock band Dimma releases a new album entitled Eldraunir (Ordeal in English) in May 2017. The band revealed the first song of the up-coming 5th studio album, Villemey. Guðjón Hermansson, known of his Gaui H’s Photography, directed a video for this song. Sonically, Eldraunir is heavier and faster than previous albums of Dimma. Lyrics are about every day difficulties like a fight for support in this cold and tough world. Dimma was formed in 2004 by two brothers guitarist Ingólfur (Ingó) and bassist Sigurður (Silli) Geirdal. In 2011, with two albums under their belt – Dimma (2005) and…

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9 drops of sound of March

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Slow down for a second and give a try to 9 new Icelandic songs that were released in March. What happened then, you would ask. HAM comes back with new single Vestur Berlín. Sólstafir revealed another single from the up-coming album entitled Bláfjall. Low Roar recorded a song with JFDR called Bones. Sin Fang, Örvar Smárason and Sóley presented another part of their monthly collaboration – Wasted. Ösp Eldjarn´s debut album is out and you can enjoy soothing sounds of Bak við fossinn. We got more details about the sound of Ásgeir´s new album thanks to Stardust. Amabadama announced a…

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Between Mountains won Músíktilraunir 2017

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A duo from Westfjords, Between Mountains, won the most famous Icelandic competition for young talents – Músíktilraunir 2017. The band was formed in the beginning of March by 14-year-old Katla Vigdís Vernharðsdóttir and 16-year-old Ásrós Helga Guðmundsdóttir. Katla began early her successful adventure with performing music. She composes music and writes lyrics for Between Mountains. Besides, she sings and plays guitar. Ásrós has been attended a music school since she was 5. In Between Mountains she sings and plays xylophone. Although the girls don´t live in the same town, they meet up in Ísafjörður to rehearse at the music school…

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HAM returns with Vestur Berlín

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A legendary rock band HAM (with the current Minister of Health of Iceland as a member) returns with new song entitled Vestur Berlín that is an ode to the West Berlin. The single announces an anticipated album that hopefully will be released in early May 2017. HAM was formed back in 1988 and active again (following a short hiatus) from the beginning of the millennium until today. Their last album entitled Svik, harmur og dauði was released in 2011. They are like a mighty machine consisting of a wild rhytm section, guitars sharp like a razor and such harsh and…

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