Live Video: Sólstafir

Live Video, Iceland Airwaves
01/07/2015
Jim Beckmann
photo by Matthew Thompson (view set)

When Sólstafir plays for KEXP, the gods take notice. Two years ago, during KEXP's broadcast at Iceland Airwaves, hurricane-level gales swept across Reykjavik as the hard rocking band brewed up their own storm inside Kex Hostel. Last month, on their first tour of the West Coast, heavy winds followed them to the KEXP studio to perform songs from their latest LP of epic grandeur, Ótta. Call it what you will - "viking post-metal", "alt-doom", "death-prog" - but Sólstafir channel power of mythic proportions in this live set.

Related News & Reviews

Live Video Iceland Airwaves

Live Video: Dillalude at Iceland Airwaves

Today marks the birthday of James Yancey, better known as J Dilla, one of the most influential hip-hop artists of this century. Just days after his 32nd birthday, back in 2006, the Detroit-based DJ and producer passed away, leaving an enduring legacy for others to follow. Above the nine albums he...


Read More
Live Video

Live Video: Allo Darlin'

Although the title of the band's new album, We All Come From The Same Place, isn't referring to a specific place, geographic location seemed to be on the minds of Allo Darlin' when they stopped by KEXP in October. The Australian/English quartet's songs shimmered with an honed precision, allowing ...


Read More
Live Video

Live Video: Owl John

The roots of Owl John lie in the idea that to save something, sometimes you need to walk away from it. That's what caused Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchinson to take a break from the Scottish indie rock group and return to writing songs the way he did when he started the band a decade ear...


Read More
Live Video Iceland Airwaves

Live Video: Girl Band at Iceland Airwaves

There's nothing pretty about Girl Band. In fact, the Dublin-based four-piece play some of the most abrasive pop songs you're likely to hear. But it hadn't always been that way. Singer Dara Kiely and guitarist Alan Duggan had played together in more conventionally "indie" type bands before hitting...


Read More
Click anywhere to return to the site