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Hafdis Huld's new single, the title track from the second album, 'Synchronised Swimmers' is available on download here. A former number 1 single in Iceland, this was the third track from the album to reach the top spot. The album is available in Europe and the USA on CD and download and has been widely praised in the press:
"Sweetly melancholic - harnesses her delicate, high-pitched sigh of a voice to perfection." The Guardian
"A dream-pop breeze" The Sunday Times
"Uncomplicated and unpretentious, this album has made my week." Pink Paper
"A radiant sophmore release that finds that special place that resides just left of centre in the sphere of deliciously melodic and witty alt-pop." Direct Current
"Beneath the cutesiness is intelligence and a sly sense of humour. Not to mention very catchy melodies." Yorkshire Evening Post.
Hafdis Huld's international profile has grown and grown over the past three years and she now has fans in over 35 countries around the world. Her delightful series of video blogs on YouTube reach thousands of people every month and she regularly updates her Facebook and Twitter followers with the goings-on around her isolated cottage situated on the side of an Icelandic mountain. A major tour is scheduled for Autumn 2010 which will see her performing in Switzerland, Germany, Scandinavia, Netherlands and the UK and then onto the USA.
Born in Reykjavik, Hafdis started singing with iconic nine-piece collective Gus Gus when she was just 15 years old and spent the rest of her teens touring the world. On leaving the band, she collaborated with FC Kahuna, co-writing their singles ‘Hayling’ and ‘Machine Says Yes’. Elsewhere she worked on projects with dance producers Ewan Pearson and Tom Middleton.
Hafdis’ debut solo album, Dirty Paper Cup was written with enviably high profile collaborators including Chris Corner from Sneaker Pimps, Pascal Gabriel, Jim Abbiss and others. Produced by Neill MacColl and Boo Hewerdine, the album has sold in more than 20 countries around the world and won ‘Best Pop Album of the Year’ at the 2007 Icelandic Music Awards. It received national radio play on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and 6 Music (where Phil Jupitus described her as the "most mental guest" ever to have graced his radio program).
Hafdis has spent much of the last three years touring with her band and played at Glastonbury, The Secret Garden Festival, The Big Chill and Camden Crawl in the UK, Hultsfred in Sweden, Airwaves in Iceland, Spot Festival in Denmark, Les Femmes S'en Melent and Europavox in France and The Midnight Sun Festival in the Czech Republic.