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Monks of Mellonwah ‘Tear Your Hate Apart’

Aussie rockers Monks of Mellonwah have been carefully solidifying their musical reputation through three EPs of idiosyncratic indie rock–the lo-fi power pop and blues stomp of 2010′s Stars Are Out, 2012′s experimental Neurogenesis and 2013′s grandiose, cinematic Sky And The Dark Night. Now, after a year of extensive international touring and signing to A&R Worldwide, home to acts like Coldplay and Muse, the stars seemed aligned for the band to take things to the next level with their full length debut  Turn The People.

“Tear Your Hate Apart,” the album’s first single, is melancholic melodic rock reminiscent of Disintegration-era Cure, with somber keyboard licks and lead singer Vikram Kaushik’s plaintive vocals give the song its emotional heft. Other songs, like “Ghost Stories,” which shifts from mid-tempo dirge to balls out jam session, the electronic dance-rock of “Pulse” and the R&B-esque beats and falsetto vocals, metal-style guitar solos and operatic strings of “Alive For A Minute”  shows Monks of Mellonwah haven’t lost their quirky edge.

Turn The People is set to come out in March. Listen to the album HERE.

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