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glamglare’s Top Picks for Iceland Airwaves ’16 – International Acts

Iceland Airwaves, Iceland’s famous music festival, is about to start the day after tomorrow. From Wednesday, November 2nd to Sunday, November 6th, more than 220 musicians are scheduled to play at official Iceland Airwaves venues (schedule here) and so-called off-venues (schedule here) and more than 9,000 visitors are being expected. Let’s[…]

SONG PICK: Auður – 3D:: Both Eyes on You

Last week, Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Auður released the highly atmospheric and totally intriguing “3D::Both Eyes on You”. Auðunn Lúthersson, who goes by the artist name Auður (pronounced ‘author’), blends R&B elements with electronic sounds together with his alluringly soft vocals and creates something new and honestly, rather hypnotic and irresistible! Lyricially, “3D” details the frustrations of Skype sex and[…]

VIDEO: Jean Miche – La La La La La

We saw Brooklyn band Jean Miche live once at an intimate Sunday afternoon show at Union Pool. The duo hauled vintage synths and drum machines to the stage and played this wonderful retro-futuristic music. I have not heard from them since then, so I am happy to hear that they[…]

OFFSTAGE: Q & A with Lisa Mitchell

Lisa Mitchell has just released an excellent album “Warriors”, a skillful blend of folk, pop and electronic music. While “Warriors” is only her second full-length, Lisa has been around in Australia making music since her teenage years and has gathered a large following there. Listen to her latest single “Warhol”,[…]

PHOTOS: Stunning performance by Cobi at Highline Ballroom

Opening for Australia’s Boy And Bear mid October at Highline Ballroom, Cobi had the audience in awe and those close to the stage in the palm of his hands. The L.A.-based singer/songwriter is an incredibly gifted performer, making a concert of his into a wholesome experience for all senses. While Cobi did[…]

VIDEO: Vaness Alegacy – Change of Heart

Watch Canadian singer/songwriter Vaness Alegacy go though a “Change of Heart”, expressed in a big dramatic and powerful pop song:

SONG PICK: Von Sell – Miss Me

Enjoy your Sunday with our Song Pick of the Day by Brooklyn singer/songwriter Von Sell. His latest single “Miss Me” feels like a sunny morning full of promise, but there is some melancholy beneath it. After all, “Did you miss me?” is a laden question. Listen to “Miss Me” now:

SONG PICK: Lir Shilton – Home

Back in summer London-based singer songwriter Lir Shilton enchanted me with her beautiful cover of Air’s “Cherry Blossom Girl”. Now she is about to release a new album “Nothing but a Ghost” on December 9 and a single “Home”, a slow burning rock ballad where Lir backs her mellow, melancholic[…]

SONG PICK: Desert Planes – Together Apart

“Together Apart” the new single by London two-piece Desert Planes opens with an almost overwhelmingly wistfulness but then the drums pick up speed, guitars chime in and the track continues on an uplifting note and takes on an optimistic vibe. It is a gorgeous song and I’ve been listening to it a[…]