When: 7.30pm on Thursday 16 September 2010
Where: Dulcimer, 567 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0AE
Hey! Manchester is delighted to welcome Iceland’s Ã“lÃ¶f Arnalds to the city for an intimate debut headline show. (We put on her equally talented cousin Ã“lafur in the past, fact fans.)
In 2006 Olof graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts with a degree in composition and new media. Sheâ€™s collaborated with mÃºm for the past years, and has also played with several other Icelandic bands and musicians, such as Slowblow or StÃ³rsveit Nix Noltes. One of Ã“lÃ¶fÂ´s most recent collaborations was her part on SkÃºli Sverrissonâ€™s critically acclaimed album SerÃa where she plays guitar, charanga, viola and sings her own lyrics.
Ã“lÃ¶fÂ´s debut solo album ViÃ° Og ViÃ° was produced by Sigur RÃ³sâ€™ Kjartan Sveinsson and released in 2007 on 12 TÃ³nar, the record shop-based Reyjakvik label that is home to Mugison, JÃ³hann JÃ³hannsson and Hildur GuÃ°nadÃ³ttir among others.
Ã“lÃ¶f is due to release her sophomore album Innundir Skinni (translation: Under the Skin) on 13 September via One Little Indian. It features three songs sung in English, including upcoming single Crazy Car and future single Surrender (with BjÃ¶rk on backing vocals). Last in the UK in July supporting Air, Ã“lÃ¶f is currently in San Francisco, playing a residency with super-fan Jonathan Richman.
We’re also excited to have Stealing Sheep supporting. The Liverpool three-piece have been gaining a following of late – including from 6music presenters Lauren Laverne and Marc Riley (recent session here) -Â and have just released their first EP, What If The Lights Went Out, on Manchester’s own Red Deer Club.