A lot has happened for Of Monsters And Men in the last twelve months; both internationally and here on Australian shores. Following their debut appearance at Sydney and Melbourne clubs in Winter 2012, they then returned 6 months later to step up to larger rooms – as well play the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival.
Now, they are tipped as one of the acts not to miss, following the highly anticipated announcement of the Splendour In The Grass 2013 lineup. Chugg Entertainment are thrilled to confirm that adding to this ever-growing and distinguished string of appearances, the Icelandic tour-de-force will be playing headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne this coming July/August.
Kicking things off at Splendour’s new home at the Byron Bay Parklands on Sunday 28th July, the 6-piece will then be heading to Sydney for a show at the Enmore Theatre on Monday 29th July, then Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Saturday 3rdAugust. They will also be headlining this year’s Spin Off Festival in Adelaide onFriday 2nd August at the Thebarton Theatre – showcasing the cream of the crop of Splendour acts in South Australia.
Following the Australian release of their debut album My Head Is An Animal in April 2012, Of Monsters and Men’s profile has risen exponentially, with the LP now being certified #1 Platinum here in Australia and New Zealand, selling over 1.3 million copies worldwide and featuring as an iTunes #1 album in the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Austria and Estonia. The debut single off the album, Little Talks, is a 5 x Platinum track, a Top 10 ARIA single, and featured at an almight #2 on Triple J’s Hottest 100. The second single, Mountain Sound, clocked in at Platinum with a Top 30 slot, and was #47 on Triple J’s Hottest 100.
Their music carries a dynamic live energy mixed with folk charm and fist-pumping choruses. Wielding the catchiest of tunes, the accordions, glockenspiels and horns offer something uplifting and atmospheric, all underpinned by electric guitars, creating an expansive dimension to their sound. Lyrically, their elaborately crafted blend of modern folk-rock tells stories of nature, love and mysticism.
In addition to their great many accolades here in Australia, the band have been doing much the same around the globe, consistently touring with upcoming performances at Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Roskiled and Fuji Rock, and notching up TV performances with everyone from Jimmy Fallon to Jay Leno and their upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live. They’ve also been nominated for a swag of awards including the German Echo Award in the category of Best International Rock/Pop group, Little Talks nominated for video of the Year at the Canadian Juno awards, MTVU Woodie award (US) nomination for Best Video (Little Talks).
Of Monsters And Men Splendour 2013 Sideshows
Monday 29th July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
www.ticketek.com.au 132 849
Saturday 3rd August – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
www.ticketmaster.com.au 136 100
TICKETS GO ON SALE : MONDAY 13th MAY, 9am