Icelandic sensations Of Monsters & Men explore the art of ballroom dancing in their Wolves Without Teeth video!
‘Wolves Without Teeth’ is the latest track to be released from the band’s fantastic second album Beneath The Skin, which arrived back in 2015 as the hugely welcome follow up to their acclaimed debut album, My Head Is An Animal. We loved their new record so much, that we got lead guitarist Brynjar Leifsson to stop by the Nordic Playlist to tell us more, and to share some his favourite Nordic artists in his own hand-picked Nordic Playlist, so check out our insightful interview to find out more.
Focussing on a very glamorous dancing duo competing in the very non-glamourous surroundings of Sports Hall, the new video for ‘Wolves Without Teeth’ offers up a striking contrast between music and image. When speaking to i-D magazine recently, the band’s Raggi Þórhallsson said of the track: “the song is about fear and our relationship with our fears – how we so often inflate them with our own imagination and self-doubt. We run from what we don’t know instead of facing it and in those moments of panic, we only find ourselves heading deeper into the woods.”
The new video continues the group’s great tradition for creating beautiful visuals to accompany their album tracks. And what’s another thing that we know about Of Monsters & Men? That they LOVE to be on tour!
The coming months will see the band head to the sunny climes of Colombia, Brazil, South Africa, Australia and many more places that are currently remarkably more warm then their native Iceland. So if you’re lucky enough to be located in one of those places, then head out to catch the band’s lively show – and if you’re hanging out somewhere colder, then delve in to their new video anyway…