Nordic Vibes has got its eyes on Oslo this week – where the by:Larm festival is currently taking place – to discover some new talent for the Nordic Vibes’ stereo. A showcase festival currently in its 15th year, by:Larm features a lot of Scandinavian musical talent, home-grown Norwegian acts of course fetaure highly, but also artists from further afield.
One of the countries represented solidly this year is Iceland with seven bands in total grabbing the attention of audiences. These include GusGus, Helgi Jonsson, Mugison, Prinspóló, Snorri Helgason, Sóley and Sykur. All of these bands come highly recommended and a link so that you can hear a couple of snippets of the musical talent on show is included below, courtesy of Iceland Music Export.
Maybe you caught Sykur when the band played in Delft last August or Sóley in Bitterzoet last September but, if not, you can familiarise yourself by listening to the handy Soundcloud mixtape. And if you like what you hear, watch this space to keep informed if – and hopefully when – these Icelanders head to these shores. We certainly hope that some of them at least will visit us soon, fingers crossed!