Russian girls are single and ready to mingle

The music of Guðlaugur Halldór Einarsson, a.k.a Russian Girls could ...

The music of Guðlaugur Halldór Einarsson, a.k.a Russian Girls could be descri­bed as a mixt­ure of electronic, lounge and ballads.Árni Sæberg

Anna Margrét Björnsson
Anna Margrét Björnsson

Russi­an.gir­ls is the brainchild of Guðlaug­ur Hall­dór Ein­ars­son who is one of the mem­bers of Fuf­anu. His mater­ial is a lot more esoteric and could be descri­bed as a mixt­ure of electronic, lounge and ballads. His first alb­um was recently relea­sed on cas­sette with Lady­boy records and we hit him with some qu­esti­ons on the Russi­an.gir­ls proj­ect. 

It‘s proba­bly difficult to google Russi­an.gir­ls...?

Yes it is, but in the same time it can be really fun. You can disco­ver some great music from Ice­land and make some new friends at the same time. These Russi­an gir­ls seem to be really in­t­erested in gett­ing to know you plus they are all single and rea­dy to mingle

So wh­ere does the name actually come from?

The idea came from pop-up ads on the in­ter­net. It's the sort of  thing that's hard to deny when you are brows­ing.

Russi­an gir­ls is your side-self proj­ect away from Fuf­anu. How much of the compos­ing do you do for Fuf­anu and what‘s the idea behind the Russi­an gir­ls proj­ect?

 In Fuf­anu I of­ten make demo's from ideas that I have. Then I show it to Kakt­us and Frosti and we make somet­hing out of it. The writ­ing process is never the same. When I realized I had bunch of songs that didn't really fit for the Fuf­anu concept I decided to start this russi­an.gir­ls proj­ect. It started kind of slowly but for the last year I've been do­ing more gigs as russi­an.gir­ls. With the proj­ect i basically just want to make music with friends and share ideas

You‘re releasing your first alb­um on cas­sette?

Frí­mann from Lady Boy Records asked me if I would be in­t­erested in releasing some of these russi­an.gir­ls tracks at. I had an idea for an alb­um with my older stuff, so I just sent him some demo's. The tracks are old, that's the rea­son for the name Old Stories. But it doesn't mean they're out of fashi­on. 

Russi­an.gir­ls seems to have very cinem­atic in­flu­ences. 

I think I'm pretty much just in­flu­enced by everything I see and hear. Of cour­se I'm in­flu­enced by cinema and movie sound­tracks. I've always listened to lot of film music. I've always been a big fan of the 60's and 70's Ennio Morrico­ne stuff for example.

If you check out my mixcloud you'll may­be get the idea of what music inspires me.

See Russian.girls live with The Pink Street Boys on May 22nd. 

Get a copy of the cassette at htt­ps://​lady­boyr­

Check out russi­an.gir­ls on soundcloud HERE. 


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