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Getting lost in the darkness – DIMMA

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When the last edition of Iceland Airwaves somehow got me down I decided to finish the night in a proper way to not let me feel that bitter taste of disappointment next day. Sometimes you just want to experience something memorable. So I popped by Gaukurinn to enjoy local hard-rock stars called DIMMA. I think the darkness of Gaukurinn is a natural environment of this band and musicians can easily turn into real animals of the night on stage… in effect, unrelentingly stealing the show. To be honest, they gave my second favourite show of Iceland Airwaves 2014, so long live DIMMA! I don’t like to start from beginning so maybe this time I will try from the end. In short, huge stage experience and impressive skills of four members of DIMMA are jaw-dropping and every time I see this band live I wonder why they spend more time playing again and again in Iceland than abroad (book them, now!) if they are definitely worth to show off in front of hundreds of hard-rock listeners somewhere else around the world, not only here. That’s why the show at Gaukurinn during Iceland Airwaves warmed up my heart. After such a successful performance the audience was left speechless and breathless and a foreigner standing next to me was only able to stutter out: they are mind-blowing. Yes, they are. My sonic sandbox in Reykjavík is obnoxiously good (if you want to disagree, think twice). I’m not even able to choose highlight of

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Stína has followed her passion to Icelandic music as a music journalist since 2010. She joined then a writing team of Muzyka Islandzka - a Polish website dedicated to Icelandic music. Spreading her wings, Stína started her adventure with Icelandic language and moved to Reykjavík where she studied the language at the university. She also takes an active part in life of the local music scene. Since 2014 Stína had run a music blog that was transformed in 2017 into a printed magazine on Icelandic music.

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