After all the hard work had been done for File Under, the music webzine I shoot for, and all the Iceland Airwaves reports were up (with written reports by my mate Andrew), it was time for some well needed rest and besides I needed some time to let it all sink in… Think it’s because I lost something in Reykjavik… The amazing festival, the great bands, the Icelandic people, the great food, the whole vibe, they stole my heart, so really can’t wait to get back there.
But before I do, there’s this preview first and after this, some consecutive follow up posts about all the bands I saw play at the festival.
From the very last blazing performance I attended by We Made God at Gaukur á Stöng, the biggest surprise of the festival to see My Brother Is Pale (a band fronted by Matthijs van Issum, a Dutch guy!) playing in one of the smallest venues, Kofinn, the magnificent Merrill Garbus, a.k.a. tUnE-yArDs at NASA, to my personal highlight: Daníel Bjarnason conducting the Iceland Symphony Orchestra at Harpa, right through to the very first band I saw on the first day of the festival: Icelandic post rockers For A Minor Reflection at the quirky off-venue location KEX… They will all be featured!
So be sure to check here from time to time for extended stories and especially photo galleries from all the amazing bands performing at this year’s Iceland Airwaves festival! An experience I’m not likely to ever forget…
We Made God @ Gaukur á Stöng
My Brother Is Pale @ Kofinn
tUnE-yArDs @ NASA
Daníel Bjarnason and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra @ Harpa
For A Minor Reflection @ KEX