She’s a superstar in Iceland yet more of a cult singer over here.

Hafdis Huld is one of Iceland’s best known singers. Her voice has been described as ’pure as melt water’ and is said to have a ‘wit to match any comedian.’

She’s a favourite on the major festival circuit and regularly tours across Europe and now this week she returns to Winchester Discovery Centre after her sell out performance last summer.

The Icelandic star will be performing songs from a brand new album as well as firm favourites such as ‘Tomoko’ and ‘Action Man’.

Born in Reykjavik, she began her musical career as a member of the electronic band GusGus in 1995. Hafdís made her solo debut with her 2006 album Dirty Paper Cup. The album got great reviews from critics and received national radio play on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, and 6 Music, and it won the Icelandic Music Award in 2007 for Best Pop Album.

Her second solo album Synchronised Swimmers generated three number one singles in her home country.

Some of the praise she has had are, “This girl has it – the new ‘must’ ” from Rolling Stone Magazine, “musically original and deliciously bonkers” says The Sunday Times, and recommended by TV comedian Phil Jupitus and radio presenters Mark Radcliffe and Lauren Laverne.

Her music has been described as sweetly melancholic folk and she has been called an Icelandic Cerys Matthews.

Hafdis Huld kicks off her UK tour with show at the Winchester Discovery Centre on Friday April 7 at 8pm. For tickets call the Box Office on Tel: 01962 873603.