REVIEW: Of Monsters and Men at Splendour in the Grass
Amidst an epic downpour at 11pm on the final day of Splendour in the Grass, Icelandic indie folk band Of Monsters and Men took the stage to close the epic three-day festival.
The band performed their hit ‘Mountain Sound’ early on in the set, with the song’s infectious beat spreading out over the crowd causing every single punter to break out their best dance moves and give their vocal chords one final work out.
The stage set was designed to perfectly complement the band’s pop-tastic sound, with large white lanterns hanging from the roof above the stage, the tent ceiling a-wash with teal, green and purple lights and a smoke machine regularly pumping out mists of cloud around the five musos.
As an ode to their homeland, Of Monsters and Men later performed their single ‘Lakehouse,’ which, while not as well-known as some of their other tracks, certainly had the crowd clapping along to the acoustic guitar in the opening verse and left them gobsmacked by the beautifully angelic vocal harmonies throughout.
Oh, and the track was topped off with an always crowd-pleasing glitter confetti cannon, which rained silver shreds down on the pumped audience – too awesome.
Towards the end of their hour-long set, the band played the track the fans had all been waiting for – ‘Little Talks’ – which lead to the audience almost drowning out lead singer Nanna Bryndis with their enthusiastic accompaniments.
With their happy beats and catchy melodies, Of Monsters and Men simply make you feel like you don’t have a care in the world – what a perfect way to farewell Splendour in the Grass for another year.