Icelandic alternative folk sensation Of Monsters and Men have emerged as the breakthrough international act of 2012. Whilst the excitement around the UK release of their debut album ‘My Head is An Animal’, out 27th August on Island Records, continues to grow, the band announce details of a 2013 UK tour.

Of Monsters and Men’s rise to music’s upper echelons has been unstoppable. ‘My Head is an Animal’ has already enjoyed huge success outside the UK, topping the charts in Iceland, Ireland, Germany, Canada and America. Crafting epic songs inspired by their amazing homeland, fairy tales and personal history, the band went from battle of the bands winners to the must-see act at Iceland Airwaves and SXSW festival. The bands first single ‘Little Talks’ to date has received over 18 million views on YouTube and is currently on the A-List at BBC Radio 1.

Of Monsters and Men began as the solo project of Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir however it quickly grew with the additions of friends Ragnar “Raggi” Þórhallsson (co-singer/guitarist), Brynjar Leifsson (guitarist), Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson (drummer), Árni Guðjónsson (piano/accordion player) and Kristján Páll Kristjánsson (bassist)

Selling out the likes of London’s The Scala and Electric Ballroom with ease, Of Monsters and Men announce a 2013 UK tour which will include their biggest London show to date, Shepherds Bush Empire. Full listings below.


Friday 22nd February – Glasgow – QMU

Sunday 24th February – Manchester – Ritz

Monday 25th February – Nottingham – Rock City

Tuesday 26th February – Birmingham – HMV Institute

Wednesday 27th February – Bristol – Academy

Friday 1st March – Oxford – 02 Academy

Saturday 2nd March – Portsmouth – Pyramid

Sunday 3rd March – Norwich – UEA

Tuesday 5th March London – Shepherds Bush Empire