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Of Monsters and Men

Formed 2010.
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Of Monsters And Men - Glastonbury highlights

Highlights from Of Monsters And Men's set on the Other stage at Glastonbury 2013.

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Biography

Of Monsters and Men is a five member, English-language, indie folk-pop band from Iceland, formed in 2010. The members are lead singer/guitarist Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, co-singer-guitarist Ragnar "Raggi" Þórhallsson, guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, drummer Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson and bassist Kristján Páll Kristjánsson. The band won the Músíktilraunir in 2010, an annual battle of the bands competition in Iceland. In 2011, Of Monsters and Men released an EP titled Into the Woods. The band's 2011 debut album My Head Is an Animal, reached the No.1 position in Australia, Iceland, Ireland and the U.S. Rock and Alternative Charts, while peaking at No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, No. 3 in the UK, and Top 20 of most European charts and Canada. Its lead single "Little Talks" was an international success, reaching the Top 10 in most music charts in Europe, including No. 1 in Ireland and Iceland, and No. 1 on U.S. Alternative Songs.

Of Monsters and Men won the 2013 European Border Breakers Awards.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of My Head Is an Animal

    My Head Is an Animal 2012

    Reviewed by Mike Haydock
    This belated UK debut makes clear that Of Monsters and Men are no one-hit wonders.
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