Some people are just so talented that you’ve almost got to fight your own envy reflex just to be able to admire them – Icelandic folk multi-instrumentalist Ólöf Arnalds certainly falls into that bracket. Classically trained in a tonne of different instruments, self taught to an equally high degree on a lot of others, it’s still the haunting melody of her voice that really excites. Having worked in the past with  Bjork and former members of Sigur Ros, her third album Sudden Elevation continues her work with Lou Reed collaborator Skúli Sverrisson, catching her idiosyncratic genius in full flow once again. This small show takes place at Manchester’s own Icelandic home-away-from-home Takk, and each ticket comes with complimentary tea and coffee. This is certainly going to sell out – in fact, it almost has already – so you best get in, fast.

Thu 6 Jun, Takk Coffee House, 6 Tariff Street, Northern Quarter, M1 2FF, 7.30, £7.50,

Thu 6 Jun
Matthew Britton
Published on:
Tue 28 May 2013