I proudly present you my personal favourites of 2018:
My most favourite tune “Nornalagið” by Kælan Mikla from my most favourite album of 2018 : ‘Nótt efter Nótt‘ (Artoffact Records)
Live version …
Aren’t we all Fisherman’s Friends?
I made a short selection about Iceland’s own Captains Birdeye for you.
Þursaflokkurinn – Hinn íslenzki þursaflokkur: “Jón var kræfur karl og hraustur”, a song about …
Jeff’s Point of View on Airwaves 2016
Well, another Iceland Airwaves is in the books. This was the eighth consecutive Airwaves for me, my wife, and our friend Norberto, and we’ve …
Photographs of Ambátt – Jafet Melge – Krono Quartet – múm – Reptilicus – Sólstafir – TRPTYCH – VAR …
Who needs a Johnny, when you have PIL
PIL is the moniker of Telma Pil, a half Icelandic-half Danish lady who makes electronic music inspired by lo-fi/chill wave style. She uses …
A lot of new releases this month. Kajak released their 2nd EP “Lights in the Dark”.
ROK had a talk with Hreinn Elíasson and Sigurmon “Moní” Hartmann Sigurðsson from the duo …
12 Inches in Icelandic Music History: “Warkweld In The West” by Fræbbblarnir (Rokkfræðsluþjónustan, 1982)
Wild Wild Warkweld West
After Fræbbblarnir’s “False Death” EP (1980), “Viltu Nammi Væna” album (1980), “Bjór” EP (1981) and “Poppþéttar melódíur í rokkréttu samhengi” album (1982), the 4-track 12 inch EP …
Bongo à Gogo
”Ívar bongó” was the first release by Risaeðlan on the famous Smekkleysa label (1989). Reptile became the name of the band later on, when the band toured …
‘Music … is music’, so try walking in my shoes
A new walk saw the daylight this week. These boots are made for walking: After The City Walk Reykjavik, The Reykjavik …
They Shoot Music – Reykjavík Sessions: Short Days, Long Nights
Little we knew about the local hip hop scene when we first came to Iceland. But once in Reykjavík, there was …
I’d held a certain fascination with the Icelandic band HAM, even before I’d heard their music. In part this was due to the “Legend of HAM.” How much …
Keep calm and listen to Icelandic music.
ROK on, Doc.
One of the things on my bucket list is/was to publish a book. Well, here it is: “Icelandic Music Reviews 2013-2015 by …
Tuesday 3. November
Vaginaboys @ 19:00 @ Lucky Records, Rauðarárstígur 10
Stafrænn Hákon @ 21:00 @ Lucky Records, Rauðarárstígur 10
Wednesday 4. November
Svavar Knútur @ 10:30 @ Grund, Hringbraut 50
Wesen @ 15:00 …
ROK is honoured and excited to bring our ROK friends some exclusive videos from a small live concert by the Icelandic trio Kælan Mikla filmed in Berlin by Orange ‘Ear