Icelandic pop star Hafdis Huld, former member of GusGus and featured vocalist for trip-hop god Tricky, recently blew through the U.S for a quick debut mini-tour. The hit of the trip? Her slyly sexy "Action Man" (who's the mysterious neighbor with "big strong hands"?). VIDEO
Other audience favorites were her timely (at least to Broadway fans, anyway) ode to Spiderman "Kongulo" (Icelandic for "spider"), and her album's feel-good title track, "Synchonised Swimmers," both of which were #1 pop hits for Hafdis back home.
Often compared to sister singers like Sia, Kate Nash, and Cerys Matthews, Hafdis says of of the inevitable comparisons to Bjork, "She’s a megastar-of course you’re going to compare me to the only Icelandic singer most people have heard of!"
A comparison Hafdis does like came from Tricky, after she was featured on "Cross To Bear" from his 2008 album, Knowle West Boy," “He says I sound like Jesus – that has to be good!”
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