GusGus at Eurovision, Ye Nod To Icelandic Teen & Vikings Netflix Score

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Timothee Lambrecq

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GusGus asks Eurovision: “Is it true?”

GusGus takes gas

Well it’s true that our favorite electronic musical art collective is of course the incomparable GusGus. The band changed their tune a bit for the national Eurovision preliminaries when they performed the famous Icelandic track “Is It True?”, which came second at Eurovision 2009 when performed by Jóhanna Guðrun.

GusGus will perform four separate shows at Harpa on March 18 and 19, where the entire band, including former members, will come together to celebrate the band’s 27th anniversary by performing their greatest hits. It’s safe to say that this will be nothing less than a historic moment in Icelandic culture; few artists have such an impressive catalog and such a remarkable history as GusGus. TB

Icelandic teen beatmaker chosen by Ye

Konráð Darri Birgisson, a seventeen-year-old Icelander who goes by the name of K1d Krono, recently hit the jackpot when hip-hop maestro Kanye West used one of his earrings in the song “Louie Bags.”

Of course, Kanye changed the hip-hop game with his original approach to the genre and single-handedly shaped a whole new generation of artists. Konráð is the son of famous Icelandic musician Birgir Konráð Sigurðsson, (Biggi Bix), and has lived in the United States for quite some time. TB

A Viking Composer Attacks Netflix

More and more Icelandic composers are getting into film. Of course, Hildur Guðnadóttir has won an Oscar, a Grammy, and just about every other award you can win (except maybe an Olympic medal) for her “Joker” and “Chernobyl” scores. But there’s a new Icelandic composer in town.

Karlotta Skagfield recently wrote the music for the new Netflix series, “Vikings: Valhalla”. Karlotta said in an interview with To visit that she was initially recommended by Icelandic composer Karl Övarsson to Netflix, who then connected her with the team behind ‘Vikings: Valhalla’. And from there, things started rolling.

By the way, the show features the fantastic Icelandic actor Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, who grew up in the most beautiful city in the world, Hafnarfjörður, where Hildur Guðnadóttir and the author of this play are from. Jóhannes plays the complicated, power-hungry character Ólafur “Digri” Haraldsson, who has become a legendary Norwegian king. TB

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