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Reykjavík Pride

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Here in Reykjavík more than anywhere else, the power of unity has grown to be embodied in the ultimate annual action for the Queer community since the first Pride Parade in 1999. Twenty years ago, Reykjavík Pride was attended by a tiny group of people who proudly showed their faces – themselves as who they really were – to the city for a weekend. Now, it’s ten days of pure energy, humour, respect, glowing enthusiasm and camaraderie, which mostly takes place within Reykjavík’s 101 postal code. 2019’s Pride included a variety of organised festivities, including but not limited to the opening ceremony, a cruise, educational events, the Icelandic Royal Drag Competition and, of course, the Reykjavík Pride Parade. Let’s not forget a couple of the wonderful hosting venues, Gaukurinn and Kiki Queer Bar, true staples of the Queer community that have been instrumental in bringing more and more people from…

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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 the European tour on the website of Vök! Tracklist of Figure: 1. Breaking Bones 2. BTO 3. Figure 4. Polar 5. Floating 6. Don’t Let Me Go 7. Show Me 8. Crime 9. Lightning Storm 10. Hiding FACEBOOK (more…)

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Vök doesn´t keep me waiting anymore

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Sometimes you need just the right moment to say that the show wiped you off the face of the earth. Seeing a band Vök and a solo project called EinarIndra warming up the audience on 21st July 2016 at Húrra, I realised that perhaps that was that moment. It hasn´t been too long since I experienced the same line up at KEX Hostel and then I dreamed of feeling real emotions during live show in a dark, small and enclosed space. So it happened, this space turned out to be the currently best concert venue in downtown. Húrra! Opening of the evening was made by EinarIndra, electronic/indie solo artist, who this year successfully acquainted Polish audience with his music so I was incredibly curious of him. In a dark surrounding his music and distinctive voice affected on a brain with a broad direct sonic stream. Pleasure. There were precisely such…

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