Grúska Babúska is a 6-piece all female band, with an electronic, melodic, acoustic, and twisted Icelandic folk fairytale sound. The band was founded in 2010 by Arndís, Harpa and Guðrún Birna. Dísa joined the group in 2011, adding drums and percussion to the the other instruments, which are flute, ukulele, synths, keyboard, guitar, melodica, musicbox and beats. Björk has also recently joined the band, adding visually hypnotic electronics and vibes as well as base guitar. The most recent band member is Íris, who comes in with a breath of fresh voice and electronics.
Grúska Babúska music has been described to range from the Notwist to old Icelandic folk rhymes to 70’s children’s TV music, and also from Múm meets the Knife… Well, or simply like the most common description: it can’t really be placed anywhere.
Grúska Babúska has performed at numerous shows in Iceland, where they focus on putting up their own shows in inspiring spaces and places in and around Reykjavík, such as Laugarnestangi, the old Salt fishing factory in Grandi and in Nauthólsvík. The band has also toured in the UK, where the UK label Static Caravan put out their first release – a babuscka-usb-doll containing 6 songs, co-produced by Mike Lindsay and mixed at Greenhouse studios. In 2015 the band has been releasing a 5 series video singles.