On the group’s own Tumblr they describes themself as “an amiable group of daydreamers”. Whether they are dreamers or not, we will leave for discussion, facts are that Icelandic Of Monster And Me with more than 70 million views on the single “Little Talks” alone speaks for itself. With nomination for Billboard’s “Top Rock Album 2013” and the winner of European Border Breaker Award this is certainly one of the best and most relevant bookings in Aarhus anno 2013, at least according to us at Sound Of Aarhus.
With shows all over the world from U.S. over Brazil and Chile to Germany they have managed with their great appears and acoustic-based folk-indie rock not only to lay down reviewers and magazines, but also hit a very hungry audience which have fallen in love with the young Icelanders and their style. Known for lead singer Nanna’s unique voice and the question whether to be happy or sad when listening to their music.
They previously stated in several interviews that they miss Iceland when they are out on tour in the big world, so on 13 August go and create an atmosphere so they certainly do not miss other places than Aarhus when traveling on again to places like Germany, United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates!
Whether or not the band can deliver have previously been answered. Among other things, Gaffa earlier wrote: “” […] the concert floor sizzles with a hidden energy as if it was a smoldering geyser source back in the band’s home country. “
As support they bring another Icelandic talent ,Asgeir Trausti. With just 20 years of age he made his debut in 2013 with the debut album “Dyrd In Daudathogn” which actually achieved to become the fastest selling debut album by an Icelandic artist – EVER! In front of artists like among other Björk and Sigur Rós. The album also ended up with a nomination for the Nordic Music Prize, which, however, went to the First Aid kit.
2010 Of Monsters and Men (then a quartet) won the Músiktilraunir, an annual Icelandic battle of the bands competition. After the competition they added two more members.
2011 They released an EP titled Into the Woods
2011 and 2012 The band released their debut album, My Head is an Animal, which peaked at No.6 on the US Billboard 200 album chart
Remember to invite both friends and enemies for one of the greatest bookings right now. August 13 at Voxhall – PRESS FOR EVENT!