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Icelandic artist Ásgeir returns with ‘The Sky Is Painted Gray Today’ EP

Icelandic artist Ásgeir returns with ‘The Sky Is Painted Gray Today’ EP

Following the release of last year’s lauded Bury The Moon album and successful world tour, Ásgeir is returning with his remarkable new EP, The Sky Is Painted Gray Today. His latest single On The Edge is about a man who’s away from his lover and looking for a gift to bring home with him. Ásgeir paints […]

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Iceland unable to perform live at Eurovision due positive COVID result

Iceland unable to perform live at Eurovision due positive COVID result

Iceland’s Daði og Gagnamagnið have pulled out of performing live at the Second Semi-Final of Eurovision 2021 after a member of the band tested positive to COVID-19. The international song competition is underway in Rotterdam in The Netherlands, and strict COVID protocols are being followed, including regular testing for all the artists and their team members. […]

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On This Gay Day: Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir becomes PM of Iceland

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir become the first world leader who is LGBTIQ+ Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir made history when she was elected Iceland’s Prime Minister in 2009. Upon her appointment she became the first world leader who had publicly shared that they were same-sex attracted. The politician served as Iceland’s leader from 2009 to 2013 before announcing her retirement […]

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Iceland’s Daði & Gagnamagnið don’t let social isolation stop them

Iceland’s Daði & Gagnamagnið don’t let social isolation stop them

Iceland’s Daði & Gagnamagnið were one of the favourites to win this year’s Eurovison before it was cancelled. We’re going to refer to it as Lost Eurovision from here on in. While the competition has been cancelled for 2020, there have been petitions calling on Iceland to be declared the winner, and the OGAE Australian Eurovision Fan Club […]

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Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir returns with new single ‘Youth’

Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir returns with new single ‘Youth’

Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir has today shared new single Youth; a rumination on the artist’s childhood. The single is the first taste of his forthcoming third album Bury The Moon, which will be released in both English and Icelandic on February 7, 2020. The new song had it’s global premiere on Good Nights with Bridget Hustwaite […]

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Iceland is sending anti-capitalist BDSM techno band Hatari to Eurovision

Iceland is sending anti-capitalist BDSM techno band Hatari to Eurovision

Iceland have never won Eurovision, but this year they might stand out from the crowd. Over the weekend they picked anti-capitalist, BDSM loving, techno band Hatari to be their representative  in the 2019 competition. The techno punk band from Reykjavik beat five other performers in a local competition to gain the honour. The group formed […]

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Iceland may remove blood donation ban for gay men

Iceland may remove blood donation ban for gay men

Iceland may be reconsidering its policy of banning all gay men from donating blood after the country’s health department highlighted that almost as many heterosexual people contact the virus. Last year the Health Directorate noted that the incidence of HIV between homosexual and heterosexual people almost identical, 150 to 148 cases. When HIV first emerged […]

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Sigur Ros reveal their special marriage equality T-shirt

Sigur Ros reveal their special marriage equality T-shirt

Icelandic band Sigur Ros have revealed the special promotional t-shirt they’ll be selling on their upcoming Australian tour to aid marriage equality. The band were inspired to create the new design after Perth based religious leader Margaret Court made a series of controversial comments about marriage equality and transgender children. The comments lead to a […]

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Australian couple fearing transphobic attacks file for asylum in Iceland

Australian couple fearing transphobic attacks file for asylum in Iceland

R An Australian couple have reportedly filed for asylum in Iceland for humanitarian reasons claiming that they fear for their lives in Australia due to attitudes towards homosexuality and being transgender. Stephanie McCarthy and Ashley Ihasz raised money through a GoFundMe campaign to make the trip to Iceland. McCarthy was the victim of a widely […]

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Sigur Rós to raise funds for marriage equality at Court Arena

Sigur Rós to raise funds for marriage equality at Court Arena

Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Rós have announced their support of marriage equality ahead of a scheduled appearance at the Margaret Court Arena next month. The band have responded to comments from the arena’s namesake against equal marriage rights and the LGBTQIA+ community in Australia, celebrating their own nation’s progress in a public statement. “Our next Melbourne show […]

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