Ever since she was a young girl, Hafdís Huld has enjoyed performing for anyone who was willing to watch. She started out putting on small circuses in her neighbor’s garage and then quickly moved on to performing with one of Iceland’s biggest performance collectives, Gus Gus. She remained with the group for four years, releasing two albums, appearing in numerous videos, and performing for audiences all over the world. In her time off from touring, she also starred in two movies and several Icelandic commercials.
Hafdís left Gus Gus in 1999 and moved to London, where she studied at the London Centre of Contemporary Music and started collaborating with writers in the city, including Jim Abiss, Pascal Gabriel, and Boo Hewerdine. She also co-wrote and sung on two songs on Machine Says Yes by electronic duo FC Kahuna. The songs, Hayling and Machine Says Yes, were a great success for the group, and Hafdis joined them on a promotional tour for the album.
During 2009, Hafdís Huld wrote, recorded, and released Synchronised Swimmers, an album that has already gone to number two on the Icelandic music charts and garnered two number one singles, Kónguló and the title track. It was released worldwide throughout 2010 and is making its mark throughout Europe, the UK, and America.