23 year-old songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Skoffín (Jóhannes Bjarki Bjarkason Thelion) released his first EP “Í hallargarðinum” in the autumn of 2016. It is clear that his sound and songwriting abilities have matured a lot since, which shows in his later material. Last October, Skoffín announced that a full-length album was in the works, releasing the double A-side single “LÍSA LÍSA / BÍNA BÍNA” via post-dreifing to usher the upcoming project. The single implied a new approach, more focused on songs reminiscing classic, yet adventurous pop song structures, accompanied by almost uncomfortably dirty soundscapes. Jóhannes has cited artists such as Hinds, Leonard Cohen and Botnleðja as his biggest inspirations.
This more indie-oriented and infectiously catchy Skoffín, carries on his exciting journey with his first LP release of; “Skoffín bjargar heiminum” (literally translating to “Skoffín saves the world”), released on April 8th 2019. A release concert will happen in Tjarnarbíó on April 26th, where Skoffín will be supported by Ásta & Spaðabani.