asdfhg. is a lo-fi electro duo, consisting of steinunn sigþrúðardóttir and orri úlfarsson. the project surprisingly started in 2015, with the low-key release of their first record, steingervingur.
when the 2015 kraumur music awards nominations were announced, one name stood out among the usual suspects because frankly, no one knew who on earth was behind the project. many even doubted that it originated in Iceland.
the story goes that one of the kraumur panellists stumbled upon ‘steingervingur‘ by asdfhg during a late night bandcamp-browsing sesson, and was impressed enough to share it with the rest of the committee. without any idea who was behind the project, the kraumur folks still liked the album enough to shortlist it among their ‘21 albums of the year’ for 2015. subsequently, ‘steingervingur’ was one of six albums to receive the coveted 2015 kraumur award, touted alongside works of veterans like dj. flugvél og geimskip, teitur Magnússon and mr. silla.
since then, the band has released three records, “skammdegi” (2016), “kliður” (2016) and finally, 2018’s “örvæntið ekki”, as well as having played numerous shows in all over iceland, including a kexp-session, and slots on most local music festivals.