Emilíana Torrini is the Icelandic singer, best known for her 2009 single Jungle Drum, and for performing “Gollum’s Song”, during the ending credits of Peter Jackson’s film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. I’d never heard of her before seeing the video for ‘Inspired By Iceland’ (see below) it’s a great promo video for the Icelandic tourist board.

As tourist videos go it’s really good, made me want to visit anyway. More importantly I really loved the tune “Jungle Drums” which is featured in the video, the song is available to download from iTunes, I downloaded it and Emiliana Torrini’s latest album, it’s a cracking listen so check it out! The full Icelandic tourist video is embedded below, it has some fantastic scenery and well worth a watch.

If you like this tune then the official Emiliana Torrini website is giving away a free download if you join her mailing list.

I’ve recently downloaded Spotify the free online music streaming service. It has over 3.8 million free and legal songs to listen to. The service streams music over you broadband connection without any lag or buffering, it’s instant playback, music can be browsed by artists, albums or created playlists as well as by direct searches.

Currently the service is only available in the UK, Sweden and a few other EU countries. Spotify will soon be launching an iPhone app which will allow you to access Spotify on the go. I love the service and I haven’t listened to iTunes since installing it, can’t wait for the iPhone app to appear.