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Monks of Mellonwah

Winner of the award for "Best Indie Rock Band" at the 2012 Artists In Music Awards and nominated for Best International Act at the LA Music Awards, the Monks of Mellonwah are entering some very exciting times. A four-piece alternative rock and indie band based in Sydney, the Monks draw on a variety of influences driving each member to create a fresh and unique sound, blending elements of classic blues & rock with modern indie and alternative rock. Their first E.P., Stars Are Out, is testament to such a unique blend, and has been highly praised since its release in 2010.

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Winner of the award for "Best Indie Rock Band" at the 2012 Artists In Music Awards and nominated for Best International Act at the LA Music Awards, the Monks of Mellonwah are entering some very exciting times. A four-piece alternative rock and indie band based in Sydney, the Monks draw on a variety of influences driving each member to create a fresh and unique sound, blending elements of classic blues & rock with modern indie and alternative rock. Their first E.P., Stars Are Out, is testament to such a unique blend, and has been highly praised since its release in 2010.

Since recording, the Monks have gone from strength to strength, receiving significant radio play and generating a strong buzz. Their debut music video "Swamp Groove" claimed first prize at the 'Harold’s Shorts' short film festival. Growing media interest has led to the Monks being featured in an up and coming radio documentary, celebrating 25 years for ABC’s music program RAGE.

Monks of Mellonwah released their newest EP "Neurogenesis" on May 24, 2012. Contributing to the new EP were Grammy Award winning producer Jeff Bova (Michael Jackson, Billy Joel), Ryan Miller (RM Music) and renowned engineer Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers).

"Neurogenesis" features 4 alternative rock tracks which explore a range of concepts from Oppenheimer and the creation of the atomic bomb in 'Neurogenesis' to the longing for life in 'Neverending Spirit'. "Neverending Spirit", an ode to a lost loved one and a tale of the enduring nature of humanity, has a music video that the Monks have teamed up with HIP Video Promo (Johnny Cash, Bon Iver) to release. Since the EP release, the Monks have booked both Australian and U.S tours and are also planning a full-length to be recorded in 2012. « hide

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LPs
Turn the People
2014

3.5
1 Votes
EPs
Ghost Stories
06/29/2013

3
1 Votes
Neurogenesis
05/24/2012

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