Snorri Helgason hails from Reykjavik, Iceland. He chose to take up playing guitar and song-writing when he was only 19. He soon managed to put a band together with childhood friends called Sprengjuhöllin who went on to release two best selling albums. During 2009 the band dissolved, or went into hiatus, and this gave Snorri the chance to focus on a solo career. Since then he has been touring extensively.
There is a gentle subtlety about Snorri Helgason’s performances, both in his singing and his playing. It also captures some of that classic essence that calls to mind the likes of Neil Young and Harry Nilsson, both of whom he has been compared to. I was surprised to find that Snorri is now based in London. Even better, just to show how small a world it is, he is currently recording his sophomore solo album with Icelandic indie-pop great Sindri Már Sigfússon (Seabear, Sin Fang) manning the consoles. The album is set for release in late 2011.
I’m Gonna Put My Name On Your Door was his first solo album which was released in 2009. You can hear it in full below: