After Iceland’s thumping victory of England last night in the Euros, all eyes are on the minnow of the country (300,000 people) heading into the unchartered waters of a quarter final place.
Iceland’s music has had a strong reputation over the last twenty years with Bjork, Sigur Ros, Of Monsters & Men, Gus Gu and Iceland Airwaves capturing the hearts of music lovers.
This month, musicians of the capital of Iceland Reykjavik are coming to Iceland for a tour including JFDR ( Jófríður of Samaris & Pascal Pinon) courtesy of Feel Good Lost and MDR Recordings (Colm O’Herlihy recently took up a position in Reykjavik as studio manager for the Bedroom Community label). Other artists include Wesen, Kreld and Indridi while Talos will represent the Irish on tour. Below is a mixtape of the artists playing and the dates include:
July 19th: JFDR, Talos, Indridi @ D-Light Studios, Dublin with Homebeat
July 20th: JFDR, Talos, Indridi @ DeBarra’s, Clonakilty, Cork
July 21st: Wesen, Kreld @ DeBarra’s, Clonakilty, Cork
July 21st: JFDR, Talos, Indridi, Asta Fanney @ St. John’s Priory, Kilkenny with KPB
July 22nd: Reykjavik Party @ Connolly’s of Leap, West Cork
Talos and Jófríður are also playing a Feel Good Lost night in Mitchelstown Cave on July 10th. Look out for a JFDR mix on Nialler9 tomorrow.