Thursday, 26 September 2013

New album and tour early next year.

I was planning to release my new album and go on tour this year. But it has taken me a bit longer then planned to finish the new album. Why... because when you have a baby, life tends to get in the way. So  new album is now being released in feb/mars worldwide, and a tour is being organised around the same time.
But I am playing one gig in London next month and it would be lovely to see you there if you are in the neighbourhood.

Writing with Boo.

My friend and brilliant songwriter Boo Hewerdine came over to Iceland last week to write some songs with me here in the Pink house. Now it is going to be even harder choosing the final songs for the new album. The weather did me a favour and was bad until the last day so no time was spent sightseeing and more time was spent songwriting. I told Boo to come back in proper winter to see some northern lights or in the middle of summer to see endless daylight. Autumn here is a bit pointless with lots of rain, and english people see enough of rain at home.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

7 days of summer.

My neighbour came over the other day and announced that we have had 7 days of sunshine all summer. Apparently he has been counting. The next day he flew to Greece and now post sunburnt pictures of himself from the beach.
I can´t go on a mission to find the sun right now so I did the next best thing, I wrote a song on ukulele about how much I love the rain ( I thought I could make myself believe it : ) No, still would like some sunshine, but the song is good so I think I will add it to the album. Maybe I will post a video of me playing it in muddy wellies whilst drenched in rain.