Category Archives: Iceland Airwaves

Iceland Airwaves Winner Spotlight: Calley Morrison

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to win a trip to Iceland Airwaves, the magical music discovery festival that takes place in the land of volcanoes and glaciers? We asked last year’s winner, Calley Morrison, to share some of her experiences with us. Keep reading to learn more about what makes bothRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: KEXPort at Kex Hostel in Reykjavik 7/14-7/15

Travel to the land of the midnight sun as we journey to Reykjavik, Iceland, once again to join our friends at Kex Hostel for a summer bash. KEXPort celebrates KEXP’s ongoing relationship (now in its sixth year, believe it or not!) with our similarly named hosts of our annual winter broadcast during Iceland Airwaves. WhereasRead more…

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Song of the Day: Fufanu – Sports

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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is the title track by IcelandRead more…

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Song of the Day & Premiere: JFDR – Wires

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, unrealeased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Wires”, by JFDR fromRead more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2016, Day 4: Dream Wife

Closing out a fantastic week of music live from KEX Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival were London-based power-pop trio Dream Wife. The band is comprised of London-based musicians Alice and Bella, and Icelandic singer Rakel, who are known for their super-fun performances and strange, beautiful music videos. It’s appropriate that the band originated as a performance artRead more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2016, Day 4: Andy Svarthol

Next on the KEXP live video stream from KEX Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival was brand-new band Andy Svarthol. Comprised of brothers Egill and Bjarki Hreinn Viðarsson). Andy Svarthol came together in 2015 after Egill’s other project Nóra went on hiatus. They aren’t even in the festival’s official lineup, but that’s not slowing them down.Read more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2016, Day 4: Mammút

Next on the KEXP video stream live from KEX Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival were genre-bending Icelandic post-punk band Mammút. Formed as a trio called ROK in 2003, the band expanded in 2004 and changed their name before winning Iceland’s Músiktilraunir (a battle of the bands similar to Seattle’s Sound Off! Other notable alumniRead more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2016, Day 4: Let’s Eat Grandma

A sizable crowd gathered at KEX Hostel quite early in the day to catch strange and wonderful music from young English experimental electro-pop duo Let’s Eat Grandma. The teenage band is comprised of lifelong best friends Rosa and Jenny, who display wisdom and musical prowess well beyond their years. They’ve had incredible success in their native UK, withRead more…

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Iceland Airwaves Day 4: One More Day!

It’s a chilly morning in Reykjavik, and KEXP is setting up for another great day of live music at KEX Hostel. While today’s performances won’t be broadcast on air, there will be live video streaming all day on Facebook. First up are English dream-pop duo Let’s Eat Grandma, Icelandic post-punk band Mammút, Icelandic electro-pop group AndyRead more…

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KEXP Live at Iceland Airwaves 2016, Day 3: Kate Tempest

Closing out another unbelievable night of music at KEX Hostel was English rapper and poet Kate Tempest. A “wayward youth” in her early teens, she was later inspired by an english teacher who got her into poetry, and at age 16 began her career as a poet, playwright, rapper, and spoken word artist. She went on to studyRead more…

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