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Q&A with CeaseTone

CeaseTone are an electro-indie-rock band from Reykjavik, Iceland that originated from the solo project of Hafsteinn Þráinsson. I no longer remember how and when exactly I came across their debut album “Two Strangers” which I got instantly enamored with, but when I decided to head to this year’s Iceland Airwaves festival, CeaseTone was the first[…]

NEW ARTIST: Milkywhale

Milkywhale is a new Icelandic music project, a collaboration between singer/dancer Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir and FM Belfast‘s Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson. They are among the artists to play this year’s Iceland Airwaves and with that much buzz around their live shows on our list of must-see-acts. Listen to the excellent synth-pop track “Goodbye”:[…]

SONG PICK: Soffía Björg – I Lie

Our Song Pick of the Day is another track from Iceland: “I Lie” by Soffía Björg, a fierce rock song that falls somewhere between Americana and punk. “You lie”, then “I lie” she shouts, telling the story of a relationship of broken promises. Soffía is playing Iceland Airwaves this fall.

NEW ALBUM: Samaris – Black Light

We couldn’t be more excited about going to the Iceland Airwaves festival this fall, which showcases Icelandic music together with alternative acts from all over the world. Iceland’s music scene (like their soccer team recently) is much bigger than one wound assume in a country with a population of just[…]

SONG PICK: Hildur – Bumpy Road

“Bumpy Road” is an irresistibly catchy pop-gem, upbeat and instantly happiness inducing. It is the latest track by Icelandic singer, songwriter and producer Hildur, who fans also know from her band Rökkurró. “Bumpy Road” is electro-pop at its best, and our Song Pick of the Day. Hildur is scheduled to play this[…]

VIDEO: FEWS – 10 Things

FEWS, the Swedish/American quartet based in the U.K., have with their debut “Means” released one of my top favorite albums of 2016 and after The Zoo and 1000 Goosebumps, they put out another video, this time for “10 Things”. Initially, the splatter style B-movie video set in a 60s bowling alley left me a[…]

SONG PICK: Cryptochrome – CLOUD

Not shy of using elements from different genres to create the music they want, Cryptochrome take beats from hip-hop, add some heavy industrial vibes, mix in female singing vocals, plus some rapping male and female vocals and voila! something absolutely fresh and exciting has been made with “CLOUD”. This latest track is taken from the six[…]

3 Is A Band: Warm Graves

Despite their rather morbid band name, suggesting grinding death metal or the like, Warm Graves, based in Leipzig, create sound that is more mellow than agitating. Yes, the trio’s sound is deep and dark, but they call their music sci-fidelic-rock and their debut album “Ships Will Come”, released on This Charming[…]

PHOTOS: Doomsquad Know How to Enchant at Elysium (SXSW)

I’m listening to Doomsquad on SoundCloud while reflecting on their mind-blowing amazing live performance almost two weeks ago at Austin’s Elysium, the perfect venue by the way to see a band of Doomsquad’s caliber! For me, Doomsquad’s sound can get best described as the playfulness of Talking Heads meets the virtuosity of LCD[…]