Of Monsters and Men is a five-member, English language indie folk band from Iceland, formed in 2010. The members are lead singer/guitarist Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, co-singer-guitarist Ragnar "Raggi" Þórhallsson, guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, drummer Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson and bassist Kristján Páll Kristjánsson. The band won the Músíktilraunir in 2010, an annual battle of the bands competition in Iceland. In 2011, Of Monsters and Men released an EP titled Into the Woods. The band's 2011 debut album My Head Is an Animal, reached the No.1 position in Australia, Iceland, Ireland and the U.S. Rock and Alternative Charts, while peaking at No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, No. 3 in the UK, and Top 20 of most European charts and Canada. Its lead single "Little Talks" was an international success, reaching the Top 10 in most music charts in Europe, including No. 1 in Ireland and Iceland, and No. 1 on U.S. Alternative Songs.
Of Monsters and Men won the 2013 European Border Breakers Awards.
Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, floor tom-tom drum, piano (2010–present)
Ragnar Þórhallsson – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, melodica, glockenspiel (2010–present)
Brynjar Leifsson – lead guitar, baritone guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, melodica, tambourine, backing vocals (2010–present)
Kristján Páll Kristjánsson – bass guitar, acoustic bass guitar, egg shaker, backing vocals (2010–present)
Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson – drums, percussion, melodica, glockenspiel, accordion, piano, backing vocals (2010–present)