As the most buzzed about band of 2012, Iceland’s Of Monsters to Men – the “mild-mannered” six-pack folkie popsters – have transformed into total rock stars . As victors of 2010’s Músiktilraunir, the new group earned a slot on the influential Iceland Airwaves Festival later that year, followed by Seattle’s radio station KEXP posting Little Talks from a Living Room Session. From there it was just a matter of time before the ripple effect took place and by the summer of 2011 Little Talks hit No. 1 in the band’s native country. The band was asked to perform again at Iceland Airwaves 2011 where there audience had grown tremendously but their appeal has remained distinct. Their music is as fantastical as it is pretty.
The group’s, My Head Is An Animal, dropped in the US in early 2012 with their single Little Talks swiftly on its way up the charts. Though the song is about loneliness and insanity, the tune is upbeat and fun to sing along to – just as the band intended.
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