Of Monsters And Men
Of Monsters and Men won the Musiktilraunir in '10, an annual battle of the bands competition in Iceland, then went on to take the '13 European Border Breakers Awards.
In between those honors, Of Monsters And Men released their "Into the Woods" EP and their full-length debut "My Head Is An Animal." The album, which was release in North America in '12, eventually landed in the Top 20 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Four songs from the album were taken from "Into The Woods."
The band began in '09 when Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir decided to add to her solo project, Songbird. Two years later, Of Monsters And Men signed with Record Records and issued their debut album in Iceland.
The song, "Little Talks," which went to #1 in Iceland, earned U.S. radio airplay on Seattle public radio station KEXP and Philadelphia's Alternative Rock station WRFF. Other stations followed the two early adapters.
After nine months, "My Head Is An Animal," had sold over 600,000 copies.
The band began working on a follow-up album in the summer of '13. But they didn't begin recording until over a year later.
Containing the lead single, "Crystals," "Beneath The Skin," arrived in '15.
2012 My Head Is An Animal
2015 Beneath The Skin
2010 Into the Woods EP