Title Photo: Iceland Airwaves by Nick Miners

Is there such a thing as a "festival season" any more? There's currently a slew of festivals (especially international ones) that carry on regardless all year through wind and rain and often have far more interesting line-ups than their UK counterparts. One festival that continued that new found tradition was Iceland Airwaves which certainly had its fair share of wind and rain to contend with. We sent Nick Miners over there to check it out and play with his camera. This was unfortunately Nick's swansong for us, but if you like his shots or want to beg him to keep working for us his work can be found over on his website here.

Also this week we covered Simian Mobile Disco start a Fire, Bat For Lashes dressing up as a barcode for Halloween, Japandroids frontman Brian celebrate the big 3 0 with Paws (we also interviewed Japandroids earlier this week), Tame Impala and Dry The River playing in bigger venues than they had before, Beach House being moody behind smoke and Two Gallants looking hairy and sweaty in Nottingham.

Iceland Airwaves

Photos by Nick Miners

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Part ii



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Simian Mobile Disco

Fire, Vauxhall 27/10/12

Article by Katie Wilkinson

"After Mark E had warmed us up (we all needed it as it was a particularly cold night), it was time for Simian Mobile Disco to play to a very packed room, uncomfortably so in fact."

Read the full review by clicking here.



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Bat For Lashes

In Photos at The Forum, London 29/10/12

Photos by Tom Griffiths

Read the full review by clicking here.



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Japandroids + Paws

The Hare and Hounds, Birmingham 31/10/12

Article by James Brown

"Tonight should by all means be a celebratory one: As well as being the last stop of the Glaswegians and Canadians UK jaunt, it will also, come midnight, mark the 30th birthday of Japandroid's sprightly frontman Brian King."

Read the full review by clicking here.



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Tame Impala

Brixton Academy, London 31/10/12

Article by Rosie Lord

"come the night of Tuesday October 30th, thousands of Kevin Parker's disciples did indeed flock, with tickets changing hands for twice their face value outside the venue, it was hard to believe anyone ever questioned their ability to play a venue this size..."

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Dry The River

Shepherds Bush Empire 01/11/12

Article by Chris Lancaster

"The band themselves are a strange bunch, they play acoustic based folk-rock but have a rhythm section that would rather be in Metallica."

Read the full review by clicking here.



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Beach House

In Photos at Roundhouse, London 02/11/12

Photos by Tom Griffiths

Read the full review by clicking here.



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Two Gallants

In Photos at Rescue Rooms, Nottingham 02/11/12

Photos by Laura Patterson

Read the full review by clicking here.