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

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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”:

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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 !

tomH

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