Tag Archive | Iceland

Out Now! EILE Magazine March 2017 Edition – FREE!

Out Now! EILE Magazine March 2017 Edition – FREE!

Welcome to the March issue of EILE Magazine! We have a jam-packed EILE issue for you this month. Our musical guests for March are LA based band, Sleeplust, Irish singer/songwriter Elaine May, Portugal The Man, Charli XCX, trans-fronted band Stunt Lover, and Paul Middleton, who has just released a new single, Hanging In There. Brian Rochford […]

Saturday Serenade: Ólafur Arnalds – Near Light

Ólafur Arnalds is a BAFTA-winning multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mosfellsbær in Iceland. Mixing strings and piano with loops and edgy beats, Ólafur has created a unique cross-over from ambient/electronic to pop in his music. Here, he performs a live version of his beautiful track, Near Light, which was recorded at his own apartment in Reykjavík. […]

Ontario: First Elected Female & Openly Lesbian Premier

Ontario: First Elected Female & Openly Lesbian Premier

In what can only be described as a double first in Ontario, Canada, just before their hosting of WorldPride (starting on June 20th) the first female premier, who also happens to be openly lesbian, was elected. This is also a first for the Commonwealth. Kathleen Wynne (aged 61) the Liberal leader, emerged as a clear […]

Listen: Sóley – Pretty Face

Sóley Stefánsdóttir from Iceland takes our Thursday music slot this week with Pretty Face. The multi-instrumentalist is in her mid-twenties, and has her own band, called Seabear. Enjoy! To find out more about Sóley, visit her facebook page here. 

Saturday Sounds: Ásgeir – Heart-Shaped Box

Icelandic musical maestro Ásgeir has astounded the EILE team once again with his beautiful rendition of Nirvana’s Heart-Shaped Box, which he originally performed for Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Ásgeir’s version of ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ is the b-side to the single ‘Here It Comes’ – made available […]

Monday Music: Ásgeir – Torrent

Singer/songwriter Ásgeir Trausti has already won over his native Iceland with his unique style of music, but it is only in recent months that he is taking other countries by storm. His début English-language album, In The Silence, is out today on iTunes, so we thought we’d mark the day with Torrent, an uplifting song taken from the new […]

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir to Speak at 2014 World Pride Summit

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir to Speak at 2014 World Pride Summit

Iceland’s former Prime Minister, and the world’s first openly-gay head of government, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, has been announced as the keynote speaker at the WorldPride Human Rights Conference, taking place in Toronto in 2014. Sigurðardóttir – who at the height of her career in 2009, was among Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women in the World – […]