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Photos and Impressions of Iceland Airwaves 2019

Every early November and now in its 21st year, Iceland Airwaves attracts a good 150 musicians to play the festival and more than 6,000 concert goers who want to see these acts perform in Reykjavik. The festival takes the Keychange commitment seriously in ensuring a noticeable gender balance. This being[…]

SONG PICK: CeaseTone – Egotopia

Icelandic guitarist, composer and producer Hafsteinn Þráinsson, better known under his band name CeaseTone released the new single “Egotopia”, announcing the upcoming album and it is everything we came to love from CeaseTone: the song structure is as lush as it is layered, a little mystical and definitely highly mesmerizing! Having[…]

SONG PICK: Mammút – Forever in Your Mind

The majestic “Forever in Your Mind” keeps you on your toes and while I don’t know about “forever”, the new single by Icelandic five-piece Mammút certainly wiggles itself in your earbuds and lingers there for… well… a long time. While they are a pleasure to listen to, everything becomes truly[…]

SONG PICK: :PAPERCUTZ – Your Beliefs

Portuguese musical act :PAPERCUTZ, led by Bruno Miguel, share three new songs from their upcoming album “King Ruiner” out in early 2020. While “Your Beliefs” features singer Catarina Miranda, the upcoming album will see three different vocalists in total. What all tracks have in common though is Miguel’s magic touch,[…]

Q&A with W. H. Lung (#airwaves19)

You might have come across W. H. Lung on glamglare (or elsewhere) before, because we truly dig the Manchester three-piece,  whose sound is a mix of krautrock, post-punk and synthpop. Much to our delight, they are scheduled to perform at this year’s Iceland Airwaves and hence we reached out to[…]

SONG PICK: JFDR – Taking A Part of Me

In an exactly one week we will be arriving in Reykjavik for our third attendance of the fabulous Iceland Airwaves festival. And they just announced that Jófríður Ákadóttir aka JFDR, one of Iceland’s most visible and prolific musicians will play right that day early evening. She also just has released[…]

SONG PICK: W. H. Lung – Symmetry

This Manchester three-piece does things a bit differently as far as their songwriting goes as well as how they approach their place and possibilities in society. W. H. Lung make music, highly compelling and hypnotic music, that does not follow any three minutes and under playlist rules. While some musicians[…]

SONG PICK: einarindra – Dóttir feat. Sillus

His music is a reflection of the stunning country he is from and living in: mysterious and overwhelmingly beautiful. At home in Reykjavik, Iceland einarindra has made a name for himself and won many fans thanks to the ethereal, enigmatic electro pop he creates. We are among Einar Indra‘s fans[…]

SONG PICK: Detalji – Forever

Here at glamglare the Iceland Airwaves fever heats up. As always, there is a fantastic lineup with lots of new music to discover. For example, we are looking forward to see Finnish singer and producer Krista Myllyviita who records as Detalji. Her latest song “Forever” is a friendly electronic dance[…]

Iceland #Airwaves2019 – We’re going again!

Daylight savings has just passed and the days began to get longer again in New York City, when in 2016 Oliver had the idea to attend Iceland Airwaves, the music festival held in Iceland’s capital Reykjavík. The festival had its humble beginnings in November 1999 with a one-off event in[…]