Sennheiser & Paste are teaming up for a three-day party during SXSW. Sennheiser & Paste Present the Stages on Sixth will feature 33 of our favorite bands in Austin, Texas, March 14 to 16. During the 33 days leading up to the event, we’re previewing a different each day. We hope to see you in Austin—RSVP if you can make it. And don’t worry if you can’t; we’ll be posting video of each performance.
Hometown: Reykjavik, Iceland
Members: Ragnar þórhallsson (acoustic guitar, vocals), Árni Guðjónsson (accordion, keys), Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir (acoustic guitar, vocals), Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson (drums), Kristján Páll Kristjánsson (bass), Brynjar Leifsson (electric guitar)
Album: My Head Is An Animal
For Fans Of: Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The xx
Of Monsters and Men
entered last year’s The Icelandic Music Experiments: Músiktilraunir, a nationwide “battle of the bands” competition and took home the winning title. In the midst of traveling, making YouTube videos and adding members the band began recording its debut full-length, 11-track studio album My Head Is An Animal in New York City. With the six members’ musical interests ranging from jazz to classical to pop, Of Monsters And Men have been able to connect with an international audience. We are excited to announce their SXSW debut.
Watch Of Monsters And Men perform “Little Talks” live on KEXP.