There is something about listening to Icelandic indie folk pop band Of Monsters and Men that just gives me goosebumps. Every damn time.
I don’t know if it is because of the way the band always seems so mysterious, that their songs come with so much Icelandic myth behind them or because their music is so beautiful. Probably a mix of all of the above and more besides, if the truth were known.
Those goosebumps, though, were even more apparent with the band’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week (April 20th), where they sang their hit single ‘Wolves Without Teeth’. As, true to form, and even on such a simple set, the voices of both Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Ragnar Þórhallsson seemed to channel ancient ancestors.
The track, of course, is from Of Monsters and Men’s second studio album Beneath The Skin. An album that made it to the number 3 spot on the Billboard album charts, and is the highest-selling release for the band so far.
And this song is one of my favorite tracks from the album, as it has such power, passion and energy behind it. Particularly when performed live.
Watch Of Monsters and Men performing ‘Wolves Without Teeth‘ on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the video below. The stunning album it comes from is currently available on vinyl, CD and in MP3 form. And, of course, streaming.