‘Alligator' is their first new material in four years
Jack Saddler
14:44 3rd May 2019

Icelandic indie quintet Of Monsters And Men have made their return with new single, ‘Alligator'. It is the first new output in over four years for the Grammy-nominated act, who released their second album, Beneath The Skin, in March 2015.

'Alligator' is an optimistic, uplifting affair with a soaring hook and distorted riffing between choruses. It sees co-vocalist Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdóttir on centre stage, and her performance is characteristically anthemic. Listen to the track below:

Speaking of the new track, the band said, “We are so excited about ‘Alligator,’ the first release from our upcoming album. The song very much speaks to the excitement and energy that we feel about being back. We can’t wait to share more music and see everyone again.”

Prior to release, the band had teased studio footage of ‘Alligator’ on social media.

Of Monsters And Men’s 2011 breakthrough single, ‘Little Talks’ earned a quintuple-platinum certification from the RIAA, making history as the first Icelandic band to cross one billion streams on Spotify. ‘Alligator’ was co-produced by the band and Rich Costey, who has previously worked with Muse, Vampire Weekend and Chvrches among others.

Watch this space for details on Of Monsters And Men’s forthcoming 2019 record. 

Photo: Press/Meredith Truax