09.03.2010

Ólöf Arnalds: Debut UK Show And SXSW Dates!

As the finishing touches are being put to Ólöf Arnald's’ second album, the singer songwriter has announded SXSW show dates as well as her very first UK appearance, with a low-key gig at Café Oto on 15th April. Ólöf recently finished mixing her second album, Innundir Skinni at Sundlaugin Studios with Kjartan Sveinsson (Sigur Rós) producing once again. Innundir Skinni features more elaborate arrangements and instrumentation than Við og Við, with vocals sung both in English and Icelandic. Innundir Skinni will be released through One Little Indian in early summer 2010. Við og Við's recent Stateside popularity has seen Ólöf play with the likes of Blonde Redhead, Jonathan Richman, Björk and The Dirty Projectors.

UK Show
Wednesday 15th April at Cafe Oto, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL
http://www.eatyourownears.com/events.php?event=529

SXSW Appearances - Austin, TX
March 18 - Driskill @ One Little Indian showcase
March 20 - Bootlegg BBQ (presented by MOJO & British Underground) @ the Mean Eyed Cat -Ólöf on stage at 10 PM
March 20 - Yelp BBQ @ the Iron Gate Lounge (Ólöf will be onstage at midnight)

If you haven't caught the Olof magic yet, you can hear her song ‘Klara’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmlkOZ2UKik

And more here: http://www.myspace.com/olofarnalds


PRESS QUOTES
"You may well fall in love with this album"
7/10 NME

"Reykjavik's answer to Kate Bush"
****Mojo

“Leaves a brilliantly deep impression”
****Metro

"More Vashti Bunyan than Björk, Arnalds flutes her way through Wicker Man-evoking ballads like "Klara" and mournful "Skaldborg" with a wholesome, unforced sweetness"
***Uncut

“On this evidence, the Icelandic ecomomy might be bankrupt, but it’s talent bank certainly isn’t”
***R2 (Rock’n’Reel)

"The kind of voice that can silence a room, such is its sweetness."
Time Out New York, 9th November 2009

“Arnalds is all about subtle moments of breath-taking, stop-you-in-your-tracks beauty, and none of them owes to more than the simple aggregation of voice and guitar.”





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