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An eruption of quality music from Iceland


Artists: Various | Album: This Is Icelandic Indie Music Vol. 2

For some exciting new Icelandic music check out a new compilation released by Record RecordsThis Is Icelandic Indie Music Vol. 2 features thirteen tracks, all of them Record Records artists. The first volume came out in 2013 and was the biggest selling compilation that was released in Iceland that year. 

Record Records is an independent record label based in Reykjavík. The labels roster includes an impressive line-up of artists such as Of Monsters and Men, Bloodgroup, Agent Fresco, Mammút, Ensími, Lára Rúnars, Sykur and more.

All the artist on the new record are members of the label, and the quality of work is extremely high. We have written about many of the tracks here on Icytopics, just click on the links below to read more. You can also listen to the album on Spotify, or download on iTunes or Amazon.  Do it! It’s worth every second of your time…


  1. Mammút – Blóðberg
  2. Ojba Rasta – Ég veit ég vona
  3. FM Belfast – Brighter Days
  4. Agent Fresco – Dark Water
  5. Benny Crespo’s Gang – Birthmarks
  6. Leaves – Ocean
  7. Mono Town – Peacemaker
  8. Júníus Meyvant – Color Decay
  9. Lay Low – Gently
  10. Tilbury – Turbulence
  11. Vök – Before
  12. Hymnalaya – In My Early Years
  13. Snorri Helgason – Kveðja

“A rich and afflicted take on freaky folk pop”

Artist: Júníus Meyvant | Single: Color Decay

Unnar Gisli Sigurmundsson, with the colorful stage name Júníus Meyvant, is a songwriter from Vestmanneyjar (the Westman Islands, south of Iceland). And he’s not only a musician, but also a talented artist. He used to play in the aggressive rock band Jack London, but has now embarked on a solo career.

He describes his music as “…a rich and afflicted take on freaky folk pop with a familiar and soulful feel. The feeling you get from listening to Júníus is equally as comfortable as resting under a thick wool blanket with a hot cup of cocoa…”

Sounds a little…exaggerated…pretentious? Well, listen and judge for yourself. We think it’s a hell of a pop song anyway, that shows a lot of promise. So please let us hear more from Júníus Meyvant. If not only to get an excuse to pronounce his beautiful name over and over again. Júníus. Meyvant. Try it, you´ll like it.