Icelandic pop band Of Monsters And Men have been nominated to win the European Border Breakers Awards, which you can watch today, live via internet.
Of Monsters And Men have been enjoying considerable success across the world, in particular in North America. As their sales climb and television appearances increase, they have not gone unnoticed in Europe.
The European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) are being held today, and Of Monsters And Men are among the nominees. As the site describes them:
Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are names that come up when comparisons are made with Of Monsters and Men. Nowadays a trumpet player is coming along when they are on tour giving the band, together with the accordion and the glockenspiel, a distinctive sound. That seems to be part of the deal with bands from Iceland, that distinctive sound. Of Monsters and Men is no exception to this, more the affirmation that Iceland keeps providing us with magnificent bands.
You can watch the awards live at 18:00 Central Europe Time (17:00 Icelandic time, or noon EST) here.
The EBBA gives accolades to European bands who have done considerably well for themselves outside of their home countries. Previous winners have included Adele, Mumford and Sons, Selah Sue, and Damien Rice.