Iceland Airwaves





We LOVE Iceland Airwaves and were crushed when the yearly festival got canceled, like every other music festival this year. Fortunately, though, the makers of Iceland Airwaves put an online version of the event together and bring Live from Reykjavík right into our homes. From Friday 13 to Saturday 14 of[…]

Iceland Airwaves 2020 – First Lineup Announcements

While our bodies are still buzzing from the formidable experience Iceland Airwaves 2019 was, Europe’s Best Small Festival Nominee announced its first wave of participating artists today. Internationally known favorites like Courtney Barnett or Black Puma are among the featured artists but also more hidden gems like indie electronic duo[…]


Q&A with Detalji

One of the changes that the outgoing decade brought to music is the rise of singer/producers who do everything themselves, from writing, recording to performing live. Among these artists is Krista Myllyviita aka Detalji from Helsinki, Finnland, who creates dark synth pop with roots in electronic dance music. We fell[…]

Photos and Impressions of Iceland Airwaves 2019

Every early November and now in its 21st year, Iceland Airwaves attracts a good 150 musicians to play the festival and more than 6,000 concert goers who want to see these acts perform in Reykjavik. The festival takes the Keychange commitment seriously in ensuring a noticeable gender balance. This being[…]

SONG PICK: CeaseTone – Egotopia

Icelandic guitarist, composer and producer Hafsteinn Þráinsson, better known under his band name CeaseTone released the new single “Egotopia”, announcing the upcoming album and it is everything we came to love from CeaseTone: the song structure is as lush as it is layered, a little mystical and definitely highly mesmerizing! Having[…]

SONG PICK: Mammút – Forever in Your Mind

The majestic “Forever in Your Mind” keeps you on your toes and while I don’t know about “forever”, the new single by Icelandic five-piece Mammút certainly wiggles itself in your earbuds and lingers there for… well… a long time. While they are a pleasure to listen to, everything becomes truly[…]


Portuguese musical act :PAPERCUTZ, led by Bruno Miguel, share three new songs from their upcoming album “King Ruiner” out in early 2020. While “Your Beliefs” features singer Catarina Miranda, the upcoming album will see three different vocalists in total. What all tracks have in common though is Miguel’s magic touch,[…]

Q&A with W. H. Lung (#airwaves19)

You might have come across W. H. Lung on glamglare (or elsewhere) before, because we truly dig the Manchester three-piece,  whose sound is a mix of krautrock, post-punk and synthpop. Much to our delight, they are scheduled to perform at this year’s Iceland Airwaves and hence we reached out to[…]

SONG PICK: JFDR – Taking A Part of Me

In an exactly one week we will be arriving in Reykjavik for our third attendance of the fabulous Iceland Airwaves festival. And they just announced that Jófríður Ákadóttir aka JFDR, one of Iceland’s most visible and prolific musicians will play right that day early evening. She also just has released[…]

SONG PICK: W. H. Lung – Symmetry

This Manchester three-piece does things a bit differently as far as their songwriting goes as well as how they approach their place and possibilities in society. W. H. Lung make music, highly compelling and hypnotic music, that does not follow any three minutes and under playlist rules. While some musicians[…]