Iceland Airwaves Preview: Oyama Interview (listen)

We’re heading to Iceland Airwaves! Students enrolled in the Radio Department’s Covering International Festivals: Iceland course will travel to Iceland to cover the festival, Icelandic culture and more, beginning Nov. 5.  Follow their journey here. Check out a preview story below.

Vocalist and guitarist, Úlfur Einarsson of Icelandic shoegaze quintet Oyama talks the groups beginnings; Coolboy, their new full-length album; the scope of Airwaves and a few tips for newcomers to the arctic festival. Oyama plays day three of the festival on Friday Nov. 7th at 9:40pm (GMT) at Gaukurinn.

Oyama will also be playing two off venue shows; a KEXP  live session Wednesday Nov. 5th at Kex Hostel 7:30pm (GMT) 2:30pm (CST) and on Thursday Nov. 6th they’ll close out an intimate set at local record store  12 Tonar at 6:15pm (GMT).

Catch them  at Hurra on Nov. 13th for the Coolboy release party after Airwaves.

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