It’s a long time until November but the second announcement for Iceland Airwaves music festival has just been made. Joining the handful of acts already on the bill are Brooklyn artist Mackenzie Scott otherwise known as Torres, pre-grunge godfathers The Sonics & Warpaint with bassist Jenny Lee also doing a solo show.
Icelandic musicians playing this year include female darkwave punks Kaelan Mikla, spooky ethereal Samaris and psyche diviners Singapore Sling. Then there’s the infectious synth grooves of Hermigervill which I can personally attest cures any known hangover, the Aphex Twin of the Icelandic electronic scene in the shape of Futuregrapher and the best act I saw at last year’s festival, the jaw dropping Fufanu.
It’s shaping up nicely for a proper knees up in the land of fire and ice.
All words by Emmett Mullaney. More writing by Emmett on Louder Than War can be found here.