ACOUSTIC WEDNESDAY! The Indie Rock Weekly Survival Kit! Keep Calm and Listen to Of Monsters And Men


This week we continue our indie folk exploration of the Montreux Jazz Festival line-up with a band that, like the current weather (grrr!!!), comes from the North!

The band I have chosen to write a few lines about this week is Of Monsters And Men, a collective from Iceland formed only 3 years ago. If you haven’t heard about the band, there is no doubt you have heard their worldwide massive success “Little Talks”.

I had the pleasure to see them live last year in Lausanne in the small concert hall “les Docks”:

Of Monsters Lausanne

Beautiful concert . . . I believe they could become to indie folk what Arcade Fire is to indie Rock . . . Great great energy on stage for beautiful harmonies and superbly lively performances! Here is “Six Weeks” recorded in at the KEX Hostel in Reykjavik by the Seattle based radio KEXP:

Here is “King & Lionheart”, important song for their lead singer/guitarist Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir as the song talks about her relationship with her younger brother . . .

They played Monday evening with Vampire Weekend at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre and will be playing in 1 month at Glastonbury, and all this after only 1 album !! You will have the chance to see them during the first week of the Montreux Jazz Festival and cherry on the cake: Jake Bugg (that we presented last week click here to read!!) will be playing same night with same ticket just for you !


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