Iceland Airwaves 2008: All Photography By Tom Oxley

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White Denim at Iceland Airwaves. The Austin, Texas garage-rockers recently released their first full-length debut album, 'Exposion'. It was released on vinyl and digital formats but not CD, since the band insist CDs are "worthless" to them.

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Icelandic electro fans salute Simian Mobile Disco at Iceland Airwaves, which took place at various venues across Reykjavik, 15-19 November.

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Fuck Buttons at Iceland Airwaves. The avant-noise duo have won extravagant praise for their debut album 'Street Horrrsing', released in march 2008.

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Florence And The Machine at Iceland Airwaves. Vocalist Florence - full name Florence Mary Leontine Welch - went to art college in her home borough of Camberwell, South London, before dropping out to pursue her musical career.

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Florence And The Machine at Iceland Airwaves. A few days earlier, vocalist Florence Welch had appeared in London singing a cover of Kelly Clarkson's 'Since You Been Gone' backed by Mark Ronson and Babyshambles' Drew McConnell.

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Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil onstage at NASA, one of the venues participating in Iceland Airwaves, Wednesday October 15. In a radical break with tradition, the hirsute frontman took to the stage shirtless, and wearing jeans.

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A DJ entertains the masses at Iceland's Blue Lagoon, the geothermal spa that during Iceland Airwaves transforms into a raucous party destination.

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Iceland Airwaves revellers enjoy the hot springs of the Blue Lagoon, about 40km outside of Reykjavik. Rolling Stone maagazine once described Iceland Airwaves as "the hippest long weekend on the annual music-festival calendar".

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