Iceland sends underground band Hatari to Tel Aviv with an eye catching act. Continue reading
It is May again and this means it is time for Europe’s biggest music contest; The Eurovision Song Contest. After Salvador Sobral’s convincing win last year, Lisbon in Portugal is the hosting city. The contest this year is off to … Continue reading
According to the bookmakers, Iceland should fear for the last spot in their semi final. Do they deserve this spot though? Continue reading
The results of the first semi final of Eurovision 2017 are in. A review on all that went down in Kiev on Tuesday night! Continue reading
Svala serves a fresh dosis of stylish electro pop for Iceland on the Eurovision Stage. Continue reading
After a disappointing result at Eurovision 2016, Icelandic Greta Salóme is back with new single ‘Row’. Continue reading
Who impressed, who disappointed, who raised eyebrows and who will stand a chance at winning on Saturday? Continue reading
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Justin Bieber releases music video recorded in Iceland
Justin Bieber is on a roll lately. After his single ‘What Do You Mean’ became a huge international success he decided to quickly follow up with the new track ‘Sorry’, that would have been another international number 1 if it wasn’t for Adele releasing her comeback on the same date. Justin is busy promoting the release of his new record, called Purpose, which will come out on the 13th of November. In the meantime he released a promo single called ‘I’ll Show You’, once again produced by Skrillex. The track is a bit more down tempo than the two previous ones, but it still got his recent electronic sound, that seems the dominant style on the upcoming album.
Ásgeir performed in the open air in Amsterdam and he took Icelandic weather with him. Luckily, the rain did not ruin the performance. Continue reading
With only a bit more than 300.000 inhabitants, Iceland is quite a small country. When it comes to popular music however, they have had quite a few big names over the years, for example Björk and Sigur Rós. Recently singer-songwriter Ásgeir has become the pride of the Icelandic people with an amazingly successful debut album called Dýrð í dauðaþögn. It was certified triple platinum, is the most successful debut album of the country ever and some people even believe it is owned by 1 in 10 people in Iceland. Needless to say this title was not very marketable for the rest of the world so Ásgeir Trausti and his team decided to translate the lyrics to English and release the record as In The Silence.