3 Is A Band: Moji & The Midnight Sons

There are a good 220 musicians announced in the line-up for Iceland Airwaves ’16 and I listened to the music of every single act scheduled to play. As it usually is the case with music festivals, they spread out the news over the months and then weeks leading to the festival. So[…]

SONG PICK: Fufanu – Bad Rockets

Only a month ago, Fufanu delighted with their fascinating video “Sports”.  More reason to rejoice since the Icelandic trio just dropped another track, the brooding and totally mesmerizing “Bad Rockets”. Once again Fufanu proof that dark new-wavy sound with guitars and a clear electronic edge can sound as fresh and alluring as can[…]

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

Iceland Airwaves, Iceland’s famous music festival, is about to start next week. 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. Amazingly, even Iceland’s[…]

NEW TRACK: Crystal Breaks – Bring Me Home

Listening to “Bring Me Home” one can hear Crystal Breaks‘ influences like New Order, The Cure or Portishead because the track brings you right back to the best indie music of the 80s and 90s. Crystal Breaks are scheduled to play Iceland Airwaves and that is how I came across them[…]

SONG PICK: East Of My Youth – Mother

This one is a little older, but Iceland Airwaves is approaching quickly and the electronic duo East Of My Youth is surly on our must see list. “Mother”, their second song, is a glittering bright synth pop piece, after the darker, more intense “Only Lover”. An EP with hopefully more[…]

NEW TRACK: Konni Kass – Time

“Time” by Konni Kass is highly addictive because of the track’s tranquil flow, the delicate melody and its simply irresistible beauty. Konni Kass are a quartet calling the Faroe Islands their home, playing this year’s Iceland Airwaves and that’s how we found out about them in the first place. Listen to the alluring “Time” which[…]

VIDEO: Fufanu – Sports

Experimental post-punk band Fufanu is about to release their second album, after their critically acclaimed debut “Few More Days To Go” in 2015. As an appetizer to what to expect from the follow-up comes the absolutely mesmerizing “Sports”, the title track of the equally named album to drop later this year. Fufanu[…]

SONG PICK: CHINAH – Can’t Remember How It Feels

The waiting has an end! Following their superb debut EP “Once the Lights Are On” released early this year, Danish electro-pop trio CHINAH follow-up the high expectations with the glorious “Can’t Remember How It Feels”.  The new single sports an effortlessly laid-back vibe, shimmering synths-lines and bright vocals put to mesmerizing effect.[…]

VIDEO: GANGLY – Holy Grounds

Gangly are an Icelandic trio who make ethereal electronic R&B. Formed in 2014 by Sindri, Jófríður and Úlfur, Gangly have already gained a lot of attention after releasing their first single “Fuck with someone else”. The visuals to their newest single “Holy Grounds”, are as calm and intriguing as the track[…]