Of Monsters And Men (or OMAM, actually don't call them OMAM, that doesn't sound as good as their actual name) are just an amiable group of day dreamers who craft folkie pop songs. From Iceland.
At least they were up until they transformed into true rock stars after winning Músiktilraunir, a yearly battle of the bands in their native country. And now, with their song 'Little Talks', they've hit #1 in their homeland and have started taking over the rest of the world, becoming one of the most buzzed about bands going around.
Though their reach is growing broader, the group’s appeal has remained distinct: Their music is as fantastical as it is pretty. For inspiration, they often reference random stories they’ve read. The chanting, tribal “Six Weeks” was inspired by the true tale of American frontiersman Hugh Glass, seemingly left for dead after wasting a bear that attacked him, which is a nice change from songs being about getting up on tha floor and shaking body parts.
The Icelandic six piece's debut album My Head Is An Animal is due to be released April 2nd, but for now we can enjoy Of Monsters And Men's joyous song 'Little Talks'.