Of Monsters and Men is a folk/indie/pop group from Reykjavik, Iceland who is taking the world by storm. The six-piece band is made up of Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir (acoustic guitar, vocals), Arni Guojonsson (accordion, keys), Brynjar Leifsson (electric guitar), Kristjan Pall Kristjansson (bass), Ragnar Porhallsson (acoustic guitar, vocals), and Arnar Rosenkranz Hilmarsson (drums).
They were the winners of The Icelandic Music Experiments: Musiktilraunir, a nationwide Icelandic battle of the bands, where they received wide acclaim for their debut single, Little Talks. It’s catchy, upbeat fun song about two lovers being parted, that takes turns between female, male, and group vocals. The band spent most of 2010 playing festivals and shows all over Iceland and Holland with requests to play gigs from the United States to England and Australia.