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Current line-up:
Einar Hreiðarsson - guitar
Hafdís Hreiðarsdóttir - vocals
Magnús Axelsson - bass
Þórarinn Kristjánsson - drums
Kolbrún Karlsdóttir - keyboard

Originally formed in 1994 by Einar, Magnús and Doddi (who currently plays drums with Trabant), Dýrðin has taken long pauses and undergone drastic surgeries through the years. The current line-up was more or less in place in 2004 and the band's debut album was released in October 2006 on Skipping Stones Records. The band has long been associated with the Twee movement, albeit with a punkier sound. The lyrics often involve strange love affairs with aliens or frogs, as well as treacherous skiing instructors, jumping grandpas or bees. Most of the lyrics are in Icelandic but the debut CD conveniently has descriptions of the song content. The band has twice ventured to the USA where they played at Popfest! in Northampton MA, as well as various gigs in Boston and NYC. They've done a bit of networking alongside that, and as a result various indiepop bands have come, and are coming, to play in Iceland, such as Pants Yell! and The Besties. If you fancy playing here, do get in touch!

What we are telling the press:
One-Sheet PDF from Skipping Stones Records
Reviews PDF from Skipping stones Records
About the songs, PDF from Skipping Stones Records

What the press is saying about us:
Review of debut album in Reykjavik Grapevine, january 2007
Review of debut album in Morgunblaðið (Icelandic)
Review of debut album on athensexchange.com
Review of debut album on indie-mp3.co.uk
Article about the band on indiepop.it (Italian)
Review of debut album on popmatters.com, october 2006
Review of debut album in Rave Magazine
Review of debut album on retrolowfi.com
Article in Sirkus magazine, november 2005 (Icelandic)
Review on thinksmall.nl, january 2007
Review of debut album in Amplifier Magazine, Austrailia (PDF)
Hafdis on her favorite songs in local newspaper, Fréttablaðið, february 2007
Review of debut album on lefthip.com. Undated
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