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Opole Songwriters Festival 2017

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Reykjavík On Stage is happy to announce that Snorri Helgason and Myrra Rós will return to Poland on September 30th. Their next shows will happen during Opole Songwriters Festival, the most intimate Polish music festival. The event will take place in the Jan Kochanowski Theather in Opole on September 30th and October 1st. Except Icelandic artists, there will be also both Polish and international acts such as LORNA (UK), LOR (PL), LEEPECK (PL), A.S. FANNING (DE) and others. The initiative has been supporting debutants, discovering new talents and promoting singer-songwriters since 2012. In collaboration with the Jan Kochanowski Theather in…

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Paradís Sessions – discover the paradise of music in Reykjavík

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Do you need some inspiration for the sonic paradise? Better check out Paradís Sessions! It’s a summer series of raw, unplugged, live recorded music sessions at the coffee house Reykjavík Roasters (Brautarholt 2). Close your eyes and imagine. What do you see? The sun, sand and sea? Or beaches, piers and plam trees? The creators of Paradís Sessions believe in something different. The cold air, the morning frost, the sound of waves. Snowy mountains, glaciers, the midnight sun. They truly believe that Reykjavík is a paradise. Paradís Sessions wants to capture the real life of live performance in its most…

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New single from the solo debut of Einar Vilberg (Noise)

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Einar Vilberg has been making music since he was 16. He is a composer, vocalist, multi instrumentalist and producer mostly recognized as the frontman of alternative rock band Noise. Since 2001 Einar has released 4 albums with his band. The last one, entitled Echoes, was out in April 2016. Lately, he focused on a new project – his debut solo record and revealed another new single from his up-coming album. Check out You Weren´t There. Einar´s experience speaks for itself. He did vocals, played guitars, drums and bass. Moreover, he was also on recording, mixing and mastering duties. The calm…

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Issue No. 1 – 10th July

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It’s been pretty quiet here lately since we tried our best to make the 1st issue of Reykjavík On Stage magazine happen. Finally, Reykjavík On Stage will be out 10th July. You will easily get it in Reykjavík and through our website. Other details to be announced. Special thanks to: Bartek Wilk, Wim Van Hooste, Máni Lts for giving it a proper sound Kinga Świętek, Klara Arnalds and Veronika Gorbačova for making it wonderful

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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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