My Bubba

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My Bubba
My Bubba, WOMADelaide, Australia 2018.jpg
My Bubba performing at WOMADelaide, Australia 2018
Background information
OriginSweden and Iceland
Years active2010-
LabelsCash Only, Fake Diamond Records, Smekkleysa Records
Websitewww.ohmybubba.com
MembersMy Larsdotter and Guðbjörg (Bubba) Tómasdóttir

My Bubba is a Swedish/Icelandic duo whose music is described as minimalistic, vocal-oriented folk[1] which 'belies a modern sensibility and often a sultry suggestiveness'.[2] The lyrics are playful[1] and the vocals are simultaneously delicate and disarming.[1]

Career[edit]

Founding and current members are My Larsdotter from Sweden and Guðbjörg (Bubba) Tómasdóttir from Iceland. Bubba plays guitar and My plays a Norwegian Cittra (Lap Harp). They both sing.

My Bubba started out as My bubba & Mi (and was then a trio). Their debut album How it's done in Italy was released in 2010.[3]

Goes Abroader, released in 2014, was recorded in LA's Seahorse Sound Studios and House of Blues Studios. The duo worked with Noah Georgeson, who previously produced albums for Joanna Newsom and Devendra Banhart.[4]

2016's Big Bad Good was recorded as the songs were written at Figure 8 Recording, the studio of producer Shahzad Ismaily, in a collaborative attempt to 'capture the unrefined intimacy of a newly written song'. The album was released on the duo's own label Cash Only. [5]

Early years[edit]

My and Bubba met by chance in Copenhagen.[6] Bubba answered an ad to rent a room in My's apartment, and they started singing together the day she moved in. Shortly thereafter they were invited to Italy to tour, and ended up recording their first album How it's done in Italy.[3]

Touring[edit]

The group has toured Europe and the US with Damien Rice[7] and Matthew E. White, among others. In 2014 they performed at Roskilde Festival.[8] They have also played festivals like Iceland Airwaves, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, CMJ, Pickathon and Americana Fest.[9] They also played at the Woodford Folk Festival in 2017/18.[10]

Discography[edit]

  • 2017: Gone/You're gonna make me lonesome when you go (Third Man Blue Series Single)
  • 2016: Big Bad Good
  • 2014: Goes Abroader
  • 2011: Wild & You (EP)
  • 2011: Bob (Single)
  • 2010: How it’s Done in Italy

Former members[edit]

  • Mia Olsen

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c ""It Doesn't Have To Be Warm To Be Exotic" - The Reykjavik Grapevine". The Reykjavik Grapevine. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  2. ^ http://blog.kexp.org/2012/12/06/song-of-the-day-my-bubba-mi-wild-you/
  3. ^ a b My Bubba. We are never boring.
  4. ^ "My bubba releasekoncert". politiken.dk. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Album Premiere: My Bubba, Big Bad Good". Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Good Night Heart by My bubba & Mi". The Free Music Revue. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Damien Rice + My bubba @ Admiralspalast, Berlin". It's only MUSIC, but LIVE. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Giv hjemmekoncert i julegave". GAFFA.dk. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  9. ^ http://nodepression.com/article/five-artists-not-be-missed-americana-music-association-festival-week
  10. ^ "Woodford Folk Festival". woodfordfolkfestival.com. Retrieved 2018-01-02.