credit: Chris Almeida


JFDR is Jófríður Ákadóttir.
As a 14 year old in Reykjavik Ákadóttir began her musical career exploring the vast universe of experimental music while retaining a massive heart at her core. Over the past 12 years Ákadóttir has released 12 records including as a member of Pascal Pinon & Samaris collaborated with renowned artists Ólafur Arnalds and Damien Rice scored the award-winning Icelandic film Backyard Village and garnered fans across the world – including Björk who cites Ákadóttir as an inspiration. Following 2017’s Brazil her first record as JFDR Ákadóttir returned with 2020’s New Dreams “very haunting electro-pop music that’s very subtle very inward looking” (NPR Music) and “the kind of album that might give you space to reach your own small revelations” (Stereogum).
Her new album Museum is out now.

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Events featuring JFDR

Mar 13, 2024
11:00pm — 11:40pm
Mar 15, 2024
9:00pm — 9:40pm
Presented by
Houndstooth / MUTEK
Reykjavík, Iceland
Professional Connections
JFDR is seeking the following:
  • Label
  • Distribution - US
  • Booking Agent - US
  • Publishing
  • Sync/Music Supervisors