Hafdís Huld Þrastardóttir (Hafdís Huld) 22.05.1979-
Hafdis Huld was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. From the age of 15 onward she toured and recorded with the iconic Icelandic eletro-collective Gus Gus. Two world tours later, she left the band to collaborate with chill-out electronic outfit F C Kahuna, co-writing and performing on the classic ‘Hayling’ and ‘Machine Say Yes’. She later studied music at the London Centre of Contemporary Music graduating with Distinction in 2006. Her debut solo album, ‘Dirty Paper Cup’ won Best Pop Album at the 2007 Icelandic Music awards and featured songs co-written with Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys), Pascal Gabriel, Boo Hewerdine (Natalie Imbruglia, Eddi Reader) and Chris Corner (Sneaker Pimps). The album received considerable acclaim from the world’s music press and brought her to the attention of national radio in the UK.
Her second album, ‘Synchronised Swimmers’ was released in 2010. Produced by French Grammy award winning producer Calum MacColl and Alisdair Wright, and recorded by legendary engineer Phill Brown (Rolling Stones, Robert Plant, Talk Talk) it reached no. 2 in the Icelandic album charts (only kept off the top slot by the death of Michael Jackson). The album gave Hafdis three Icelandic number one singles, and was subsequently licensed to several independent labels across Europe and the USA. ...
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