“I can put it in a pop song if you like/but what I feel about you doesn’t rhyme.” To perky antique synthesisers, Hafdís Huld serves up a perfect self-referential anti-pop song called “Pop Song”.

The rest of Home is acoustic folk, with guitar from Alisdair Wright, at its most compelling on ‘Wolf’, a miniature fable in the spirit of Angela Carter. Elsewhere she can sound like a less- powerful Icelandic Gabby Young, without Young’s appetite for risk.

Hafdís Huld



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