Gaui has been writing songs on and off for many years but it wasn't until summer 2012 he started Volcano Victims when he moved to Berlin. Hanna joined him early on and since then they have been the core of the band. Sophie joined in April 2015.
The band's style of music varies from dark, dreamy and melancholic songs that are influenced by the Icelandic dark winters to more uplifting melodic indie. This variety of styles makes their live performances pleasant to watch.