OMAM First Icelandic Band to Top Australia Charts

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OMAM First Icelandic Band to Top Australia Charts

The debut of Icelandic indie-folk band Of Monsters and Men, My Head Is An Animal, currently tops the ARIA Albums chart in Australia, up from fifth place the previous week.

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Of Monsters and Men. Photo: Zoë Robert/Iceland Review.

According to themusicnetwork.com, this is the first time Icelandic musicians can boast such an achievement—Björk’s Post placed second on the ARIA Albums chart—and the first time OMAM ranks first in a country other than Iceland.

Their success is attributed to the band’s recent tour of Australia, the annual music poll Triple J Hottest 100 and their music having been played extensively on local radio stations.

OMAM are set to tour the U.K. next, starting with a concert in Glasgow on February 22.

Click here to read more about the young band’s achievements.

ESA