Tag Archives: Snorri Helgason

Video Premiere: Snorri Helgason - Summer Is Almost Gone

You’re not alone if the crummy weather this season makes you wish it were a different time of year. It’s what makes sharing today’s exclusive video premiere even more special. For “Summer Is Almost Gone”, Icelandic singer-songwriter Snorri Helgason ventures to New York City on a hot summer day, walking the streets, busking on sidewalks,Read more...

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Iceland Bands

It’s enough to make you curl up screaming in the fetal position – the number of amazing Icelandic releases in 2013, that is. As if 2012 wasn’t already such a great year, but damn, 2013 proves there’s no end to the wealth of talent on the arctic island. Since they’re each so great in differentRead more...

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Live Video: Snorri Helgason at Iceland Airwaves 2013

Icelandic singer-songwriter Snorri Helgason is known for his gentle voice and seductive ballads, but when he returned to play live on KEXP during Iceland Airwaves this year, he went big and bold. Previously, we’ve featured Snorri in Iceland and even in Seattle, but for his set live at KEX hostel last month, he brought fiveRead more...

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2013, Day 2: Snorri Helgason

Opening day two of the KEXP broadcast live from KEX hostel at Iceland Airwaves is Icelandic singer-songwriter Snorri Helgason. His music has classic American folk sensibilities, reminiscent of the likes of Harry Nilsson and Nick Drake. some with sparse instrumentation, and words sung so quietly and vulnerably that hearing them makes you feel like aRead more...

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2013: Day 2 begins!

This week, KEXP is broadcasting for the third year in a row, during Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Now through Friday, November 1, we’re bringing you five bands a day performing live at KEX Hostel in Reykjavik, including Emilíana Torrini, Moses Hightower, Petúr Ben, John Grant, Ásgeir and many others. Today’s all-Icelandic lineup includes stellar singer-songwritersRead more...

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Song of the Day: Snorri Helgason - Calling

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 present songs by artists performing the 2014 Iceland Airwaves Festival. Today’s featuredRead more...

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Song of the Day: Silla & Snorri Helgason - Hvíld og ró

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 all holiday tunes! Today’s selection comes from Iceland’s Silla & SnorriRead more...

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Video Premiere: Snorri Helgason - Mockingbird

Last year, we had the great fortune to discover Icelandic singer/songwriter Snorri Helgason, whose latest album, Winter Sun, is a stunningly beautiful mix of folky melodies, retro vocal stylings and ambient textures, and features masterful production by Sindri Már Sigfússon (Seabear, Sin Fang) and contributions by other notable Icelandic musicians including Sóley Stefánsdóttir (Sóley), GuðmundurRead more...

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Song of the Day: Snorri Helgason - Mockingbird

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. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the AfternoonRead more...

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Reykjavik Calling... in photos

Last Friday’s Reykjavik Calling showcase was a huge success, as music fans packed Neumos for the free show. That people were excited about the pairing of Northern artists from Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands with local musicians shouldn’t seem too surprising -- not only is the Iceland music community one of the most productive,Read more...

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