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Hafdis Huld was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. She was a former member of Gus Gus and erstwhile collaborator with electro-outfit FC Kahuna and Tricky. Her debut soloalbum, '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 and licensed to independent labels across Europe and the USA. Produced by French Grammy award winning producer Calum MacColl and Alisdair Wright, the album gave Hafdis three Icelandic number one singles and raised her profile worldwide.
Hafdis has played venues and festivals across the UK and Europe, taking in 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. She has supported major pop acts such as Paolo Nutini and Mika and played music industry conferences In The City in Manchester and South By South West in America. In 2010 alone she completed an official Midem showcase, two international tours, UK and European festivals, over 20 live radio & TV s essions and signed a worldwide publishing deal with the highly respected independent publisher, Bucks Music.
In between writing and performing, her recordings have been used for several TV ad campaigns and she appeared in a viral video campaign for Reyka Vodka. She was also a featured vocalist on Tricky's 'Knowle West Boy'.
Home for Hafdis is Mosfellsdalur in Iceland - a beautiful place surrounded by mountains which is perfect for writing and recording music when she's not travelling. Hafdis is currently working on her third studio album.