Bellstop: Karma

I have to say that I approached their album with some trepidation.


Lára Rúnars has an outstanding voice, no doubt about that.

Sudden Elevation

Ólöf the songstress releases her third album.

The Mellifluence of Amiina's Lighthouse Project

amiina is a Reykjavík-based band and counts six people today - Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir, Hildur Ársælsdóttir, María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir, Magnús Trygvason Eliassen and Guðmundur Vignir Karlsson (aka Kippi Kaninus).

Blues-Rocking Away the Crisis

Iceland’s vivid and bubbly music scene sometimes hides away in small cafés and bars, and you can call yourself lucky if you happen to discover some groovy band playing unannounced in the middle of the week. Síðasti sjens is one of these hidden gems. They certainly have stories to tell, and it’s...

Sónar Reykjavík

A review of the first ever Sónar Reykjavík, held at Harpa concert hall February 15-16.

Best of Airwaves

So Iceland Airwaves is over for another year. Concerts have been performed in all manner of venues, musicians have played their hearts out, Christmas brew has been drunk, emergency pylsur consumed, and the weather was a bit breezy at times.

Airwaves is Coming Home

Iceland Airwaves promises a welcome return to form, and a man who calls himself the Rock’n’roll Jesus.

Beats to Go

Two recent albums recommended by Dr. Gunni .

Long Live the King

Musician Bubbi Mortheins is unique in Iceland’s history of popular music. Þorpið (“The Village”), his 36th album—yes, album number 36—was released in April. The album is low key, honest folk rock, influenced by the Canadian band, the Band. The lyrics, as always, are in Icelandic, and, as always,...

The Crazy World of Hafdís Huld

Iceland’s very own princess of pop has released an iPhone app. Will it fill the “nostrils of a cat” or is it “the raisin at the end of the sausage”? In other words, is it worth downloading? Edward Hancox finds out.