Anonymous asked:
Will fuckyeahnannabh stay up and active even though you and fuckyeahOMAM are joining together?

Yup


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Anonymous asked:
Thank you for being a consistent and very good blog for OMAM fans everywhere. Best of luck to you and FYeah OMAM in your venture together.

Thank you very much! xx


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PLEASE FOLLOW fuckyeahofmonstersandmen!

We won’t be posting on this account anymore. Please go follow fuckyeahofmonstersandmen if you haven’t already!
Look at our previous post for details.

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We are happy to report that Fuck Yeah Of Monsters and Men and Of Monsters and Men Army (the unofficial international fan club) have decided to join forces and will from now on be one entity. 

The fuckyeahofmonstersandmen account on Tumblr will continue with the same URL, but under a different name. For now, that name will be Fuck Yeah of Monsters and Men Army. The current OMAM Army tumblr page will not be updated anymore. On Facebook and Instagram, the fyomam accounts will no longer be updated, and all the updates will move to the OMAM Army accounts.
The new OMAM Army account will have six admins total, each of which brings different skills and knowledge to the table. We believe that the result will be an even better and more active unofficial international fan club, which will hopefully be able to attract even more fans.
Best regards,
-The admins
We are happy to report that Fuck Yeah Of Monsters and Men and Of Monsters and Men Army (the unofficial international fan club) have decided to join forces and will from now on be one entity. 

The fuckyeahofmonstersandmen account on Tumblr will continue with the same URL, but under a different name. For now, that name will be Fuck Yeah of Monsters and Men Army. The current OMAM Army tumblr page will not be updated anymore. On Facebook and Instagram, the fyomam accounts will no longer be updated, and all the updates will move to the OMAM Army accounts.

The new OMAM Army account will have six admins total, each of which brings different skills and knowledge to the table. We believe that the result will be an even better and more active unofficial international fan club, which will hopefully be able to attract even more fans.

Best regards,

-The admins

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Anonymous asked:
Do you know how tall each band member is?

I’m 5’9” and they’re all around the same height as me or taller


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Anonymous asked:
What guitar does nanna play?

She plays a Martin 00-15M


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An interview with Raggi during Laneway Festival in Singapore for JUICEOnline.com
Since winning the Battle of the Bands competition back home in Iceland, the band sure has come a long way, touring all over the world. What’s been the most exciting moment for the band on the road?
That’d probably be Lollapalooza in Chicago. I had this moment where I looked at the crowd and went, “What the hell am I doing? This is crazy.” The crowd was going mental and it was just one of those moments where I felt very proud.
And what about the most awkward experience you’ve encountered?    Well, there was once our former pianist and accordion player fell off his chair while standing on it. That was probably awkward for him. I’ve yet to be awkward. I’ll probably do it on this tour.
We hope he wasn’t badly hurt!  Why did your accordion player leave the band?Arni was one of the founding members. However touring wasn’t really his thing, it didn’t really suit his lifestyle. He’s a really great musician and one of my best friends. But he wanted to go back to school and study more. He chose that over touring.
That’s a real shame. We wish him all the best. Is the rest of the band in the same situation with school?I was actually studying Fine Arts and I had two semesters left and I walked out on that. And everyone else who was in school just quit, basically. I think the five of us that are left, we’re all focused on this and school will happen if this adventure ever stops. School will just have to wait for now.
We have loads of respect for that. My Head is an Animal is a masterpiece of an album and every song is an anthem. What inspired the band to make such songs of immense scope? We actually started out acoustic. In the beginning that was the idea, we didn’t even have drums. But then we started writing songs with bigger arrangements. And the thing is in Iceland, you play in bars and there are lots of people who are chatting while you’re playing and we eventually wanted to overpower those people. We were sick of that and we wanted to be louder than the crowd. When we started recording the album the sound just developed into a very big sound, but not really on purpose. It’s hard to say how it happened. It just grew!
Favourite song to perform live and why?I guess my favourite songs are those where I get to sing loud. For me my favourite would be ‘Six Weeks’ and maybe ‘Yellow Light’.
How are decisions made with a band of so many members? That can’t be easy. There must be a million of administrative and logistical difficulties.It’s probably harder when you have less people. But usually we just talk about it as a group; we haven’t had any real problems with decision-making because we all listen to each other. If someone has a particularly strong idea we’ll just follow that.
Sounds like a happy family! There is this general impression of an ‘Icelandic sound’; this mystical and fantasy vibe. People here associate this sound with bands like yourself, and Sigur Rós, and Björk. Do you think there is indeed a uniquely Icelandic sound? I do think there’s a certain sound to Icelandic bands. It’s hard to put your finger on it. But I feel there is something there that’s different. There is some kind of ambience in our sound. The atmosphere of Iceland definitely affects the way we write our songs to say the least.
So what’s next for the band? Can we expect the sound to get even bigger? Yeah we’re touring till the end of August, no breaks really. After that I think we’ll start the processing and arranging for our next album. Hopefully we can get it out by Christmas! We’re also open to incorporating even more instruments into our sound.
If you could transform into an animal, what would it be?Can it be extinct? This is hard… maybe a tiger? I don’t really know why I just thought of it. I’m in Denmark now and there’s this tiger in the zoo here and it looks really cool.
Text&Interview:Kevin Ho  

An interview with Raggi during Laneway Festival in Singapore for JUICEOnline.com

Since winning the Battle of the Bands competition back home in Iceland, the band sure has come a long way, touring all over the world. What’s been the most exciting moment for the band on the road?

That’d probably be Lollapalooza in Chicago. I had this moment where I looked at the crowd and went, “What the hell am I doing? This is crazy.” The crowd was going mental and it was just one of those moments where I felt very proud.

And what about the most awkward experience you’ve encountered?    
Well, there was once our former pianist and accordion player fell off his chair while standing on it. That was probably awkward for him. I’ve yet to be awkward. I’ll probably do it on this tour.

We hope he wasn’t badly hurt!  Why did your accordion player leave the band?
Arni was one of the founding members. However touring wasn’t really his thing, it didn’t really suit his lifestyle. He’s a really great musician and one of my best friends. But he wanted to go back to school and study more. He chose that over touring.

That’s a real shame. We wish him all the best. Is the rest of the band in the same situation with school?
I was actually studying Fine Arts and I had two semesters left and I walked out on that. And everyone else who was in school just quit, basically. I think the five of us that are left, we’re all focused on this and school will happen if this adventure ever stops. School will just have to wait for now.

We have loads of respect for that. My Head is an Animal is a masterpiece of an album and every song is an anthem. What inspired the band to make such songs of immense scope? 
We actually started out acoustic. In the beginning that was the idea, we didn’t even have drums. But then we started writing songs with bigger arrangements. And the thing is in Iceland, you play in bars and there are lots of people who are chatting while you’re playing and we eventually wanted to overpower those people. We were sick of that and we wanted to be louder than the crowd. When we started recording the album the sound just developed into a very big sound, but not really on purpose. It’s hard to say how it happened. It just grew!

Favourite song to perform live and why?
I guess my favourite songs are those where I get to sing loud. For me my favourite would be ‘Six Weeks’ and maybe ‘Yellow Light’.

How are decisions made with a band of so many members? That can’t be easy. There must be a million of administrative and logistical difficulties.
It’s probably harder when you have less people. But usually we just talk about it as a group; we haven’t had any real problems with decision-making because we all listen to each other. If someone has a particularly strong idea we’ll just follow that.

Sounds like a happy family! There is this general impression of an ‘Icelandic sound’; this mystical and fantasy vibe. People here associate this sound with bands like yourself, and Sigur Rós, and Björk. Do you think there is indeed a uniquely Icelandic sound? 
I do think there’s a certain sound to Icelandic bands. It’s hard to put your finger on it. But I feel there is something there that’s different. There is some kind of ambience in our sound. The atmosphere of Iceland definitely affects the way we write our songs to say the least.

So what’s next for the band? Can we expect the sound to get even bigger? 
Yeah we’re touring till the end of August, no breaks really. After that I think we’ll start the processing and arranging for our next album. Hopefully we can get it out by Christmas! We’re also open to incorporating even more instruments into our sound.

If you could transform into an animal, what would it be?
Can it be extinct? This is hard… maybe a tiger? I don’t really know why I just thought of it. I’m in Denmark now and there’s this tiger in the zoo here and it looks really cool.

Text&Interview:Kevin Ho  

(Source: msn.juiceonline.com)

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Ragga’s birthday is 24 hours away! Email omam.army@gmail.com if you want to get involved in our birthday video for her!

Ragga’s birthday is 24 hours away! Email omam.army@gmail.com if you want to get involved in our birthday video for her!

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Silhouettes is #1 in Iceland

fuckyeahofmonstersandmen:

Silhouettes is #1 on the Icelandic chart “Lagalistinn”, which is based on data from the largest Icelandic radio stations (Rás 2, Bylgjan, FM957, X-ið 977, and K100).

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From End of Tour Video

From End of Tour Video

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This interview with Steingrímur “Steini” Teague was published by Icelandic news site visir.is on December 19th, 2012 - shortly after Steini started touring with Of Monsters and Men. Even though it’s an old interview, we think it will be of interest to many OMAM fans. 
The translation was done by us (fyomam). As always, we appreciate those that give us credit when reposting elsewhere.
“It’s like having the best seat in the house to witness a remarkable event,” says keyboard player Steingrímur Karl Teague from the band Moses Hightower.
He was recruited to play with Of Monsters and Men on their US tour, after Árni Guðjónsson quit unexpectedly to work on other projects. “Guitarist Brynjar [Leifsson] called me when I was on my way home from band practice. The notice was fairly short. Thankfully, Moses Hightower is a band that tends to work sporadically, so it all worked out rather well.”
Steingrímur played approximately 20 shows with Of Monsters and Men in one month. The last show was the Tonight Show with Jay Leno in Los Angeles. Immediately afterwards, he flew back to Iceland to participate in a show in with Moses Hightower and Ásgeir Trausti in Háskólabíó [Translator note: A theater located on the campus of the University of Iceland in Reykjavík]. He will play again tonight with Moses Hightower in the show “Hátt í Höllinni“ in Laugardalshöll [Translator note: A sports arena in Reykjavík].
[Due to these Moses Hightower shows, OMAM played a few shows as a six-piece in December 2012, as can be seen in YouTube videos from this period.]
According to Steini, appearing on the Jay Leno show was a great experience. “Leno was looking tan and sharp in his denim clothes” he says and laughs. However, Steingrímur did not have much time to think about where he was. He works as a translator, and sent one completed translation back to Iceland while backstage at the Leno show.
“Pretty much all the shows were fun,“ he says when asked about the tour. “There’s a special energy and atmosphere that is created when the band plays, and it’s great to be able to experience that.” Steingrímur will continue playing with OMAM next year during their tour of Asia. The band is still touring in North America, and trumpet player Ragnhildur Gunnarsdóttir is filling in on the keyboard until Steingrímur returns.
Is there a possibility that Steingrímur would join Of Monsters and Men permanently? “They have their own thing going. It is great being able to help, but they have a special atmosphere within the band. The dynamic between the band members is such that I don’t think I could be a member. But it’s a lot of fun being able to help them, and I appreciate being able to watch from the side.”
http://www.visir.is/sendi-thydinguna-heim-fra-jay-leno/article/2012712199945

fuckyeahofmonstersandmen:

This interview with Steingrímur “Steini” Teague was published by Icelandic news site visir.is on December 19th, 2012 - shortly after Steini started touring with Of Monsters and Men. Even though it’s an old interview, we think it will be of interest to many OMAM fans.

The translation was done by us (fyomam). As always, we appreciate those that give us credit when reposting elsewhere.

It’s like having the best seat in the house to witness a remarkable event,” says keyboard player Steingrímur Karl Teague from the band Moses Hightower.

He was recruited to play with Of Monsters and Men on their US tour, after Árni Guðjónsson quit unexpectedly to work on other projects. “Guitarist Brynjar [Leifsson] called me when I was on my way home from band practice. The notice was fairly short. Thankfully, Moses Hightower is a band that tends to work sporadically, so it all worked out rather well.”

Steingrímur played approximately 20 shows with Of Monsters and Men in one month. The last show was the Tonight Show with Jay Leno in Los Angeles. Immediately afterwards, he flew back to Iceland to participate in a show in with Moses Hightower and Ásgeir Trausti in Háskólabíó [Translator note: A theater located on the campus of the University of Iceland in Reykjavík]. He will play again tonight with Moses Hightower in the show “Hátt í Höllinni“ in Laugardalshöll [Translator note: A sports arena in Reykjavík].

[Due to these Moses Hightower shows, OMAM played a few shows as a six-piece in December 2012, as can be seen in YouTube videos from this period.]

According to Steini, appearing on the Jay Leno show was a great experience. “Leno was looking tan and sharp in his denim clothes” he says and laughs. However, Steingrímur did not have much time to think about where he was. He works as a translator, and sent one completed translation back to Iceland while backstage at the Leno show.

Pretty much all the shows were fun,“ he says when asked about the tour. “There’s a special energy and atmosphere that is created when the band plays, and it’s great to be able to experience that.” Steingrímur will continue playing with OMAM next year during their tour of Asia. The band is still touring in North America, and trumpet player Ragnhildur Gunnarsdóttir is filling in on the keyboard until Steingrímur returns.

Is there a possibility that Steingrímur would join Of Monsters and Men permanently? “They have their own thing going. It is great being able to help, but they have a special atmosphere within the band. The dynamic between the band members is such that I don’t think I could be a member. But it’s a lot of fun being able to help them, and I appreciate being able to watch from the side.”

http://www.visir.is/sendi-thydinguna-heim-fra-jay-leno/article/2012712199945

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fuckyeahofmonstersandmen:

Credit: Mathew Eisman

fuckyeahofmonstersandmen:

Credit: Mathew Eisman

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Ragga’s birthday is this week! Email omam.army@gmail.com for details on how you can wish her a happy birthday!

Ragga’s birthday is this week! Email omam.army@gmail.com for details on how you can wish her a happy birthday!

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Nanna followed us on Tumblr! Thank you Nanna!

Nanna followed us on Tumblr!
Thank you Nanna!

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