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Icelandic Artists of Airwaves 2014

airwaves14It’s almost time, and tickets are almost gone, so I would suggest getting off your duffer and getting them.  Iceland Airwaves 2014 is around the corner, and of the 215 or so bands performing this year, 145 of them are Icelandic.

I’ve sorted the musicians loosely by genres, very loosely.  Don’t judge, there are a lot of bands that walk the line between categories, but I think I’ve done an alright job of making it easy for you to find something you’ll dig.   Clicking on the band name will take you either to a blog post I’ve done on the musician, or to a page with their music or more info.  To see the full international list of all artists at the festival and for more info, check out the Iceland Airwaves website.  And you can purchases packages for the festival here, at Iceland Air.

Last year’s band list is located here, and if you are new to Airwaves and want to learn more, here is a list of my previous posts on the festival.  Here, you will find my recap posts of last years festival as well.

So here are the Icelandic bands so far:

Electronic / Dance / DJ

Ambátt Árni² Berndsen DADA
Disa dj.flugvél og geimskip DJ Margeir East of my Youth
Exos FM Belfast Fufanu FURA
Futuregrapher Ghostigital HaZar Hermigervill
Housekell Kött Grá Pje Kippi Kaninus LaFontaine
Lily the Kid M-band Nolo Prins Póló
Ruxpin Samaris Skurken Stereo Hypnosis
Sykur Tonik Thor Vök

Experimental / Atmospheric / Non-dance Electronic

Auxpan Einarlndra Gervisykur Good Moon Deer
Kiasmos Krakkkbot Octal Reptilicus
T.V.Thoranna Björnsdóttir & Valtýr Björn Thors Vindva Mei Yagya

Indie Rock / Rock / Disco

1860 Agent Fresco Ásgeir Benny Crespo’s Gang
Bird Boogie Trouble Brain Police CeaseTone
Halleluwah Hide Your Kids Himbrimi Júníus Meyvant
Just Another Snake Cult Kajak Kiriyama Family Lára Rúnars
Leaves Low Roar Lucy in Blue Mafama
Mammút Ourlives Oyama Pétur Ben
Rökkurró Rúnar Þórisson RVK Soundsystem Sin Fang
Sometime Steinar Una Stef Uni Stefson
Útidúr Védís Hervör The Vintage Caravan Vio

Jazz / Folk / Reggae / Singer/songwriter

Amabadama Árstíðir Atónal Blús Geislar
Hafdís Huld Hymnalaya Íkorni Kaleo
Klassart Kría Brekkan Lay Low Moses Hightower
Mr. Silla Mugison My Bubba Ojba Rasta
Ólöf Arnalds Sindri Eldon & The Ways Sísý Ey Snorri Helgason
Sóley Valdimar Var Ylja
Þórir Georg Ylja

Punk / Metal / Hardcore

AMFJ Beneath Börn Conflictions Dimma
Döpur Elín Helena Endless Dark Grísalappalísa In the Company of Men
Kimono Kontinuum Kælan Mikla Mass
Momentum Muck Ophidian I Pink Street Boys
Strigaskór nr 42 Svartidauði

Hip Hop / Rap

Alvia Islandia CELL7 Emmsjé Gauti Epic Rain
Gísli Pálmi IntroBeats Lord Pusswhip Reykjavíkurdætur
Shades of Reykjavik Úlfur Úlfur Young Karen

Other stuffs or really hard to classify

Ásta F Sigurðardóttir – Poet Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl – Poet Icelandic Symphony Orchestra
Inferno-5 Kira Kira – Musician Óbó – Musician
Sigurbjörg Þrastardóttir – Poet Sjón -Poet

The Soundcloud playlist for Iceland Airwaves 2014:

Iceland Airwaves 2013

I plan on reviewing and aggregating information on all the Icelandic bands that will be playing Airwaves 2013. Just click one of the bands below and you will go to the post. If I have not completed a post on the band, clicking on the link will lead you to their Gogoyoko profile, their webpage, a soundcloud page, or their Facebook page. You can also click here and listen to my playlist, which will have all artists on Gogoyoko.com that are playing the festival.
Membership to Gogoyoko is free, and you can stream all the music absolutely free. Also, if you do choose to buy, the artist gets 90% of the sale, that is why I love to use them.

To find an up-to-date list of all the bands playing Airwaves 2013 click here.

1860 AMFJ Amiina Angist Apparat Organ Quartet Aragrúi
Árstíðir Auxpan Björk Viggósdóttir La la Alaska Blood fued Bloodgroup Borko
Captain Fufanu Dimma Emiliana Torrini Emmsjé Gauti Endless Dark FM Belfast
Grísalappalísa Hermigervill Hjaltalín Hymnalaya Icelandic Symphony Orchestra In the Company of Men
Jónas Sen Kiriyama Family Kjurr Kontinuum Leaves Legend
Lord Pusswhip Low Roar Magnoose MAMMÚT Momentum Moses Hightower
Muck múm Nini Wilson Nolo Nóra Ojba Rasta
Ólafur Arnalds Ólöf Arnalds Ophidian 1 Oyama Pascal Pinon Pedro Pilatus
Prins Polo Reptilicus Retro Stefson Retrobot Runar Magnusson Samaris
Sign Sin Fang Skuli Sverrison Sólstafir Stafrænn Hákon Tilbury
UMTBS Valdimar Þóranna Dögg Björnsdóttir AKA Trouble Þórir Georg The Vintage Caravan Vok

Iceland Airwaves has become my favorite music festival. 4 days of music on a small Island straddling two continents. It began in 1999 at an airport hangar, and has now become a web of pubs, concert halls, discotheques and coffee shops sprawled out over the city of Reykjavik. Unlike most festivals, where you have stages competing for sound. Airwaves utilizes multiple venues, granting you the ability to actually see the band you’re listening to in person, not just on a massive screen. During the day you get to see acts play smaller gigs around town in Hostels, coffee bars, bookstores. And last year there was even a small little shack in the town center for a cozy kind of experience. After the festival there are plenty of after parties where bands continue until 6-7 in the morning. It truly is, 4 days of non-stop music.

You can always check the website for more information, and book all-inclusive festival packages here. They also have a playlist on Soundcloud of all the artists, not just the Icelandic ones.

and here is their Spotify playlist:

Take a coupla shots of Reyka and go here. I’ll see you there, I’ll be the one with the triple vodka tonic listening away.