Here in Iceland we have our own version of Battle of the Bands called Músíktilraunir (Music Experiments). Músiktilraunir is thought of as a stepping stone for young up and coming bands but the band members must be between 13 and 25 years old. The competition dates all the way back to 1982 and many known bands such as Maus, Mínus, Mammút and Agent Fresco have won throughout the years. In 2010 the indie folk band Of Monsters and Men won and this year they are getting ready to release their first album.
Little talks is probably their best known song. I’m looking forward to hearing more from them.
Update: Their album, My Head Is An Animal, is now available at gogoyoko