Lára Rúnars

Lára Rúnars

 Reykjavík, Capital Region, ISL


Born and raised in Reykjavík, Lára developed a love of music while growing up listening to her father playing and recording with legendary Icelandic band Grafík. Through him Lára was first introduced to artists such as Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Nick Cave.

Lára released her first album, Standing Still in Iceland in 2003 and the following year saw her collaborate with Damien Rice, both performing live and recording together. Lára was inspired by Stina Nordenstam and the Cardigans for her second album Þögn (Silence) in 2006 performing songs on that album in Icelandic.

Her infectious third album “Surprise” is out now on Icelandic independent Record Records. The album is influenced by strong female artists such as Goldfrapp, Regina Spektor, Lily Allen, Bat for Lashes, St Vincent, Kate Nash, Lykke Li and Florence and the Machine.


Standing Still