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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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8 new songs you need to hear in February

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2017 started pretty dynamic. Winter darkness heads to the bright side, 6 minutes more each day. One song of the light more each day (or two punk tracks if you prefer…). Around the corner couches hope for a hyperactive summer. So, here you go: 8 new Icelandic songs released in February that you should listen to! Sin Fang, Örvar Smárason, Sóley – Love Will Leave You Cold As it has been planned, this super trio of Sin Fang, Örvar Smárason (of Múm) and Sóley reveals another effect of their collaboration at the end of another month in 2017. Let those…

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