Category Archives: Iceland Airwaves

KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3: Sóley

Opening the third day of KEXP’s broadcast live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival was Icelandic singer-songwriter and KEXP favorite Sóley. Previously a member of Seabear and Sin Fang, the soft-voiced multi-instrumentalist has had a very successful solo career. She released her debut We Sink in 2011, and has mesmerized audiences internationally with herRead more…

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Song of the Day: Æla – Your Head Is My Ground

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 are featuring songs by artists performing KEXP’s broadcast at Kex Hostel in ReykjavikRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3

Now the middle day of Airwaves, the streets of Reykjavík are quiet this morning, with thousands of festival-goers still resting up for the weekend ahead. The Kex bar is quiet now, but will shortly be filled with the buzzing energy of fans waiting to see these intimate sets. Guests in one of Kex hostel’s dorms alreadyRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 2: GusGus

Rounding out day two of KEXP’s broadcast live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival is Icelandic electronic band Gus Gus. Formed in 1995 by filmmakers Stefán Árni and Siggi Kjartansson as a film group and acting collective, the goup’s purpose quickly changed with the addition of programmer Biggi Thórarinsson and DJ Herb Legowitz.Read more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 2: Emmsjé Gauti

Next on the KEXP broadcast live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival is the boss MC of Iceland, Emmsjé Gauti. The stage name for Icelandic rapper Gauta Þeyr Mássonar) Emmsjé Gauti is reigning king of Iceland’s burgeoning hip hop scene. Though he’s only in his mid-twenties, he’s been rapping for half his life,Read more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 2: LoneLady

The middle set of today’s broadcast live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves is British pop artist Lonelady. The pseudonym for british pop artist Julie Campbell, LoneLady combines funky guitar riffs with fun, dancy synths and beats, and influences the likes of “That’s Us/Wild Combination”-era Arthur Campbell. Hailing from Manchester, she cites long walks in theRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 2: Júníus Meyvant

Next on the Iceland Airwaves broadcast live from Kex Hostel was Icelandic indie-rock artist Júníus Meyvant. Hailing from the remote Vestmann Islands, Júníus Meyvant (the pseudonym used by Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson) started playing music later than most, after finding a beat-up guitar at his parents’ house in his early twenties. He quickly found his voice andRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 2: Úlfur Eldjárn

Opening day two of the Iceland Airwaves broadcast live from Kex Hostel is Icelandic composer, producer, and musician Úlfur Eldjárn. Like many of his Icelandic contemporaries, Úlfur has his fingers in many pots: He plays in Apparat Organ Quartet, he composes music for film, TV, video games, and commercials, and is now releasing his secondRead more…

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Song of the Day: GusGus – Obnoxiously Sexual

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part 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 are featuring songs by artists performing KEXP’s broadcast at Kex Hostel in ReykjavikRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 2: Our Program Continues

After the first night of Airwaves, bleary-eyed festival-goers are just now starting to brave Reykjavik’s wind and rain to get ready for  day two. Over a coffee (or maybe a strong drink, depending who you talk to), everyone’s buzzing about the bands they saw last night and the far-flung, hidden party spaces they found their wayRead more…

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