Hi everyone. My name is Lea. Every Friday I will be posting a round-up of music I’ve posted on my Facebook page throughout the week. I hope this will allow more people to come across and share the pure joy of listening to Icelandic music but it will also be more convenient for my faithful followers to come back and listen to the songs again. Hope you will enjoy catching up with us every Friday.
Friday May 18th
Seabear plays unbelievably pleasant experimental indie folk. It is a band full of great musicians and singers what can be seen in the fact that some of them have their own very successful projects (Sin Fang, Sóley).
Saturday May 19th
My ambition is not only keep you updated on everything important that happens on Icelandic music scene but also introduce you to bands you may have not know. One of them is Dream Central Station. They are an electronic band producing a bit darker music.
Dream Central Station: Feel
Sunday May 20th
20/5 For Monday I chose a song with a positive vibe. Lay Low’s alternative folk is absolutely sure to make you feel warm and happy.
Lay Low: By and By
Monday May 21st
I know we have heard a lot about Sigur Rós lately but they are trying to prepare the way for their new album in a really spectacular way. Their new project is just the best idea ever. It is called Valtari Film Experiment. Sigur Rós asked twelve different film producents to create low budget films to each of the songs from their album. They didn’t tell them what to do because they don’t want to dictate their fans emotions they should feel whilst listening to their songs. This is the first film which has been released and I think it has worked just perfectly. You would never expect a video to a song by Sigur Rós to be this funny. And that’s the point.
Sigur Rós: Ég Anda
Tuesday May 22nd
Hildur Gudnadóttir has released a new EP and you can listen to the whole thing here. So if you have time and are fan of amazing cello music accompanied with piano and enchanting vocals by Hildur you definitely should not miss this.
Hildur Gudnadóttir: Leyfdu Ljosinu
Wednesday May 23rd
I’m sure that you know that Icelandic music scene is diverse and has something great to offer in any of the music genres. As a proof of that this is the first Icelandic jazz song I’ve ever posted.
Sunna Gunnlaugs: A Garden Someday
Thursday May 24th
The last song this week is the new video by Sin Fang who has released his new EP this week and is starting a Europe tour soon. The video is colourful and playful as his music is.
Sin Fang: Only Eyes