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Of Monsters and Men

Of Monsters and Men

We like music at BURN. It’s a critical part of what makes our office tick. The team here have a variety of music tastes but regardless of what’s playing we’d all rather work whilst listening to music than sit in silence. Yes, I know your teachers will have told you that silence is golden and aids concentration. But the fact is that if you work in a creative environment, aural stimulation (stop sniggering) can be really helpful.

We’ve recently started organising BURN ‘Gig Nights’. Last week we went to see NME’s Best Newcomer Band The Palma Violets in a grimy club in Kingston. The airport security arch we had to go through was a bit off-putting but the gig itself was brilliant. If you haven’t heard them before, you can check out their biggest hit here.

Last night a few of us headed out to see Of Monsters and Men at the O2 Academy in Shepherd Bush. I have to say they were astonishingly good.

Hailing from Iceland and discovered in a Battle of the Bands competition in 2010, their unique blend of melodic folk pop has picked up a loyal following over the last 18 months and been used on an huge number of ads and tv shows too. As a result, this gig was sold out some time ago but we were lucky enough to pick up some Guest List tickets.

After the gig, Adam (from our sister company Concept Cupboard), Chris (BURN’s Business Development Director) and myself, along with another of the Concept Cupboard directors Simon were lucky enough to head to the after show party where we met the band who I have to say were as affable as they were talented.

If you get the chance to see these amazing musicians, I’d certainly recommend it.

 

BURN Gig Night Rating 9.5/10

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