Category Archives: Iceland Airwaves

Song of the Day: Vök – Waiting

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Waiting”, a new self-releasedRead more…

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Song of the Day: Gangly – Fuck with Someone Else

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Fuck with Someone Else”Read more…

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Live Video: Kiasmos

Super-ambient Icelandic duo Kiasmos brought their very space-y minimalist brand of techno to the new KEXP live room in support of their Swept EP, the second they dropped in 2015. The two longtime friends began working professionally together when Ólafur Arnalds was the touring sound engineer for Janus Rasmussen’s project Bloodgroup, and they bonded over the shared feeling thatRead more…

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Song of the Day: Samaris – Wanted 2 Say

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Wanted 2 Say” by Samaris fromRead more…

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Song of the Day: Mr. Silla – Holding On

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Holding On” by Mr.Read more…

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17 Women, 17 Voices: An Interview with Reykjavíkurdætur

Icelandic hip hop collective Reykjavíkurdætur (“Daughters of Reykjavik”) are a force to be reckoned with. A huge group of seventeen women, they work together to create songs about topics ranging from sexual politics to political ones. During KEXP’s broadcast at Iceland Airwaves last year, they played to a packed house at Kex Hostel in Reykjavik. BeforeRead more…

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Live Video: Sóley at Iceland Airwaves

KEXP can never get enough of Sóley. The charming Icelandic songstress has a knack for covering a deep emotional range and some occasionally morbid subjects in the most disarming and endearing way. In fact, we’ve recorded her six out of the past seven years we’ve been covering Iceland Airwaves, and she never fails to meltRead more…

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Song of the Day: Úlfur Eldjárn – Poyekhali!

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Poyekhali!” by the ÚlfurRead more…

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Live Video: GusGus at Iceland Airwaves

Few bands are more iconic in Iceland than GusGus. Starting some 20 years ago, more arts collective than musical act, GusGus broke from their cinematographic origins and through to mainland Europe and the world in the mid 90’s with their eclectic electronica assembly of techno, deep house, dance-pop, trip-hop, R&B and other influences, on which,Read more…

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Live Video: Vök at Iceland Airwaves

KEXP has been incredibly fortunate to return to Iceland these past six years, not only to discover new artists to share with our listeners, but also to witness the astounding growth of bands like Vök. When we first heard them in 2013, Vök had recently formed, starting as a duo and winning Músíktilraunir (Iceland’s battleRead more…

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