I love Monsters & Men, but then I love most things Icelandic. Not only has a country with a headcount the size of Coventry produced The Sugarcubes and Sigur Ros, it has also adopted John Grant and has 639 residents with a UEFA coaching licence, resulting in it just becoming the smallest country to ever qualify for the finals of a major football tournament. Even Wales has 10x more people to draw on.
Its latest musical success is Of Monsters & Men. A hard to define group. At times they look and sound as if Frank Black & Bjork had replaced Nicks & Buckingham in Fleetwood Mac at others U2 meets Sigur Ros. Crystals is the lead single from their second album, which I have been playing a lot. On my list of bands to see live.
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