RuGl reached the final round of the Icelandic Battle of the Bands (Músíktilraunir) in 2016, where the band received favourable reviews for “importunate compositions” and “strikingly good vocal arrangements.” Their music is indie-inspired, soft and melodic with haunting lyrics. RuGl was founded in early 2016 by two 14-year-old girls who are schoolfriends in the west of Reykjavík. Ragnheiður María Benediktsdóttir was born and raised in Iceland. She sings and plays piano and percussion. Guðlaug Fríða Helgadóttir Folkmann has grown up in Denmark, Sweden and Iceland. She sings and plays guitar. They compose their music together.