Red Bull Music Academy

Countess Malaise


  • Friday 16 20:35 - 20:55


Fearlessness and enigmatic

With an established presence in Iceland’s underground rap scene, Countess Malaise’s high-energy performances have already gotten her the pleasure of performing at such events as Secret Solstice festival, and is a welcome addition to lineups at alternative venues across Europe, often performing with frequent collaborator Lord Pusswhip. Malaise’s music demonstrates a strong focus on audiovisual coherency, with an equivalent emphasis being placed upon the lyrical, performative, and visual components. Despite this, her work is a far cry from shallow aestheticism, often touching upon subjects that are widely considered taboo, such as the unapologetic critiques of rape culture within her lyrics. Fearlessness and enigmatic, Countess Malaise’s refusal to conform and her powerful live performances make this rising talent one to watch.