During our trip to the festival we encountered incredible hospitality from the people of Reykjavík, IcelandAir, the staff at the Iceland Airwaves festival, and Laugarvatn Fontana. Without the help and generosity of all those involved, the trip and documentary would never have come together.
Don’t miss the encore presentation of the 2013 Iceland Airwaves documentary , Saturday March 1st, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. only on Chicago’s Underground WCRX 88.1 FM. Or you can listen to the full documentary by clicking the link below.
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Nolo is an electro-pop indie act that was formed in the suburbs of Reykjavík in 2009 by Jón Lorange and Ívar Bjornsson. The group has three albums under their belt and are headed back to the studio to record their follow up to 2013’s Human. Nolo has played gigs all over Iceland with ups and downs around every corner, but a highlight came this year as they performed twice at the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Listen below to find out more on this three piece outfit who mix ominous synthesizers with dance-friendly basslines to create a unique sound all their own.
Nolo are an indie rock band from Reykjavík that brings ominous undertones of synthesizer mixed with fuzzed out psychedelic guitars for a sound that is a blend of musical stylings. Formed in 2009, Ívar Björnsson (bass, vocals) and Jón Lorange (guitar, vocals) have taken Nolo in a direction of lo-fi rock that has intrigued audiences at large festivals and grimy rock clubs alike. After winning a prestigious music grant called the Kraumsverölaun in 2011, the group went on to release their debut album No-Lo-Fi on Brak Records, which garnered them national attention in their native Iceland as well as a nomination for the coveted Nordic Music Prize (the Icelandic equivalent of the UK’s Mercury Prize or Canada’s Juno Awards). Performing at Harlem on October 30th and The Reykjavík Art Museum on November 2nd, Nolo is a talented trio that has been seen all over 2013’s Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Click below to hear lead single “Steel” from their 2013 album Human and to listen to a clip about what can go wrong when you play a music festival with DMX, your tent blows away from gail force winds, and a promoter doesn’t pay the bands on time in my interview with the group.