Music from Iceland

Asonat (IS) – “Love In Times Of Repetition”


Icelandic electronic music generally (and appropriately) has a glacial exterior, and the album from Asonat is no exception. The collaboration between Ruxpin (Jonas Thor Gudmundsson) and Fannar Ásgrímsson (half of Plastik Joy) proves in Love in Times Of Repetition that beneath the ice in Iceland lies a warm heart, and the album’s melodic workouts, crunchy beats, […]

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Bloodgroup (IS) – “Ain’t Easy”


The members of the Icelandic band Bloodgroup come from a very cold land, but their sensational live shows prove that they are very hot-blooded. Bloodgroup makes music that’s a mix of electronic, pop and dance which changes even the worst stiff into a dance floor maniac. Their 2007 debut album Sticky Situation was very well received, […]

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Sigur Rós (IS) – “Valtari”


Sigur Rós is a band that needs little introduction. Since entering the music circuit in the late 90s, their music has been heard in many films and TV shows and their post-rock/ambient sound has set the benchmark for many bands. Valtari is Sigur Rós’ first effort in nearly 4 years and it’s a lot of what […]

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Loreen (SE) – “Euphoria” 2012 Eurovision Winner

Eurovision 2012

Almost everyone on the other side of the pond knows about Eurovision, yet here in the states, not too many people know (or understand) one of the longest-running and most-watched programs – outside of a sporting match – in the world. “Audience figures having been quoted in recent years as anything between 100 million and […]

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MUCK (IS) – “Slaves”

MUCK - Slaves

Over the last few years, the Icelandic hardcore/punk scene has been rather chill, but leading the new wave of resurgence is MUCK. Short Bio: MUCK are four young souls intrigued by discordant and jangly sounds. Since their inception in 2007, the band has always been setting the bar for extreme music in Iceland higher and […]

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Nordic Bands at SXSW 2012

SXSW 2012

Every March since 1987, thousands of industry people and fans (2011 totaled over 200,000 attendees) flock to Austin, Texas for the SXSW Interactive, Film, and Music festival. For 10 straight days, Downtown Austin comes alive with a massive crowd interested in searching for the latest craze in Interactive services, films, and to catch some of […]

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