Category Archives: Iceland Airwaves

Live Video: Low Roar

The otherworldliness of Iceland’s landscape is never lost on those who live or travel there. Not just a land of fire and ice, it is also a land of light and dark, starkness and majesty, community and isolation. The only thing that isn’t a wonder about Iceland is how artists of all kinds echo itsRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 4: Girl Band

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 4: Börn

The second act up for our live streaming broadcast from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves was rock and post-punk band Börn. They have a darker, gloomier sound influenced by the Icelandic punk movement of the 80s. Lead singer Alexandra is a total badass. She came adorned in black lipstick, a bright green faux hawk and blondeRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 4: Pink Street Boys

Our fourth day of live Iceland Airwaves music from Kex Hostel in the volcanic wonderland of Iceland kicked off early and with a high energy middle finger. Oh, are you hung over from Reykjavik’s infamously late nightlife? Pink Street Boys don’t care. These boys claim to be the loudest band in Iceland, and they areRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 4: Exclusive Online Streaming!

Good morning campers. The sun is shining bright and clear here in Reykjavik. We will admit we had actually forgotten what blue skies looked like. It turns out it is absolutely beautiful in this chilly city! The golden sun bouncing off a calmer sea and kissing snow covered mountains in the distance is enough toRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3: HAM

Holy hell, what an epic finish! Legendary Icelandic band HAM took over Kex Hostel for our final show of the day from Iceland Airwaves. And when we say took over, we really mean it. These heavy rockers formed in 1984, but it was a series of opening gigs for The Sugarcubes in 1988 that beganRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3: Kimono

  It’s gusting something fierce out in the dark Reykjavik night. But it’s warm and cozy here in Kex Hostel as our live broadcast continues. Our fourth Iceland Airwaves act of the day was rock trio Kimono, heavy, loud, and a bit dark. They formed in 2001 as an instrumental post-rock band, but have evolved over the years toRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3: Prins Póló

Our third act at our awesome off venue stage at Kex Hostel show of the day live from Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavik was Prins Póló (this also happens to be the name of a Polish chocolate bar here in Iceland, but we assure you it was the artist, not the candy, that we broadcast live). Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson took the name PrinsRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3: Young Karin

Our second Iceland Airwaves band of the day live from Kex Hostel in downtown Reykjavik was Icelandic trip hop and electro pop group Young Karin, played Bumbershoot in Seattle this year. They are a new band, having formed just last year. But they are already garnering attention at home and abroad. They have one EP outRead more…

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Song of the Day: Low Roar – Easy Way Out

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 DJs think you should hear. This week, we’re presenting songs by artists performing at the 2014 Iceland Airwaves Festival. Today’sRead more…

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