The most important, versatile, touching “instrument” in music you cannot pluck, bow or beat. Basically, you don’t need anything to play it and you can easily play it everywhere – typically in your car or under the shower by the way. But it needs a lot of talent and courage to raise your voice in a way to form a song that makes us laughing from joy, longing for something or shedding a tear.
Winter is still around. Fortunately, the post-rock band VAR can offer the perfect soundtrack for this time of the year. Their new album called Vetur (=Icelandic for winter) was just released in Japan in December and will soon be available also via Spotify and iTunes.
Axel Flóvent is finally back in Germany. With over 6 Million plays on Spotify for his song „Forest Fires“, the Icelandic musician is already known in Europe. You might have heard „Forest Fires“ in the Leibnitz Butterkeks commercial. A few weeks ago he released his brand new, amazing song „Your Ghost“. On September 17th he’s […]
Emmsjé Gautis 3rd album „Vagg & velta“ was released after 3 long years of waiting. With his great hit „Strákarnir“, Gauti set a new milestone last year and one could be pretty sure, that his next record would possibly be a big one. A little preview were the releases of „Ómar Ragnarsson“ and „Djammæli“.
Indeed, the Iceland Airwaves music festival is always good for a surprise. No matter what kind of music you’re looking for, you’ll find new quality stuff. Toneron already attracted my attention even before the festival when I browsed the Iceland Airwaves 2015 playlist on Spotify. We actually almost missed the concert then but luckily dropped […]
A small, remote town in the middle of nowhere. There’s a museum on local and natural history and a school. There’s even a small hospital and of course, there is fishery. Everyone knows each other, it’s quiet and tranquil all year round. Except a few days when hordes of metalheads invade to celebrate a feast […]
If there is one word that describes Iceland’s thriving music scene best, it might be colorful. There are artists like Teitur Magnússon or Prins Póló that might be green. There are also yellow ones like AmabAdama, Júniús Meyvant or GKR. There are some deep blue ones like Vök, Kiasmos and Samaris. And – if you want […]
If you would ask me about my opinion on the most beautiful beard of Iceland’s music scene, I’d have to make my decision between two in the end. And it would definitely be a tough decision. Both Berndsen and Teitur Magnússon have grown downright masterpieces on and around their faces. At the mere sight, I lose […]
It´s Christmas everybody and your Tónlist.de Team is going to give you the hottest Icelandic Band this year: Vaginaboys! We asked them some questions and are happy they gave us some interesting answers in this most busy time of the year. Thank you!
CeaseTone – this is Hafsteinn Þráinsson (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Sólrún Mjöll Kjartansdóttir (drums), Jökull Brynjarsson (synthies, samples and keyboard) and Steinar Karlsson (bass). And it is one of those Icelandic newcomer bands you will certainly hear a lot from in near future! Their indie rock, decorated with electronic sounds, is powerful and the live sets are energetic performances of great […]