Icelandic experimental songwriter Ólöf Arnalds comes to London for two magical nights at St Pancras Old Church on November 24 and 25 for what will be an event of ethereal vocal majesty from the Múm singer.
The Eat Your Own Ears shows, in support of her new covers mini album Ólöf Sings, are Arnalds' biggest London solo shows to date and the first since low key appearances at Dalston’s Vortex in March.
Support for the St Pancras Old Church dates comes from fellow Reykjavik resident Snorri Helgasson.
Ólöf Sings is Arnalds' first material since 2010’s Innundir Skinni and features five covers including Bob Dylan’s She Belongs to Me, Arthur Russel’s Close My Eyes and Neil Diamonds’ Solitary Man
Arnalds said of the Diamond song: “I learned Solitary Man from Johnny Cash’s America III record, which I got absolutely obsessed with when it came out. I’ve played this song in parties and for friends for many years, and I’ve also played it occasionally onstage. I know very little about Neil Diamond or his music. I guess he’s one of the good discoveries yet to come.”
Judging by the beguiling singers previous solo shows and Múm performances the concerts, at one of London’s most beautiful venues, will be delicately enchanting events and not to be missed.
Ólöf Arnalds plays St Pancras Old Church,Pancras Road, NW1 1UL November 25 and 25, Tickets £14 in advance through Eat Your Own Ears and See Tickets. Tel 0870 264 3333. Ólöf Sings is available November 7, from One Little Indian.