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Nobody likes matcha like JFDR likes matcha

16 February 2018, 12:00 | Written by The Line of Best Fit

The prolific Icelandic writer, producer and singer Jófríður Ákadóttir - aka JFDR - explores her obsession with green tea for this week's Talk The Line.

Ákadóttir is one of the most talented and productive young musicians around right now and at just 24 she's a veteran of the Reykjavik music scene, with eight albums under her belt and acclaim from the likes of fellow Icelander Björk. She's been making music since she was 11 and her first band Pascal Pinon grew out of a fake radio station she invented with her twin sister Ásthildur during a hike with their mother. Three years later Pascal Pinon self-released their debut album and Ákadóttir's DIY attitude and collaborative approach led to central roles into two more bands - the electronic trio Samaris and Icelandic trap collective GANGLY. Last year she dropped Brazil, her first proper solo album under the name JFDR and this week she dropped a collaboration with DENA.

Ákadóttir's been a mainstay of the annual Iceland Airwaves music festival, playing almost every year, and that's where we met her to talk about her obsession with matcha.

In our weekly podcast Talk the Line, we meet the people we love from music, film and television to find out about their passions and obsessions. A new episode drops every Friday - catch up with the episodes you've missed or subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, TuneIn or Google Play (US listeners only).

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