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Announce New Single – “ASSASSIN” – Released 25 September
Watch the Video Here:
Sunday 23 August – MART, Dublin
Friday 9 October – Cleer’s, Kilkenny
Friday 23 October – Whelan’s (Upstairs)
Dublin band Monster Monster release their single “Assassin” on 25 September, taken from their debut EP set for release in October 2015 which was recorded with UK producer James Lewis (Rudimental, Sunset Sons, Morris Rae). The music video for “Assassin” by Antoni Sendra Barrachina can be viewed here. The band have several live dates confirmed including Mart, Dublin (23 August), Cleer’s, Kilkenny (9 October) and Upstairs at Whelan’s (23 October).
Monster Monster began in the most unlikely of situations; an argument in a bar. Songwriter Mick Stuart (who can’t sing for nuts) was looking for a singer. Whilst out with friends in Dublin’s Stags Head, Mick got into a heated discussion with singer-songwriter Ríona Sally Hartman as to whether or not singer-songwriters could do a good job with other people’s songs. With every pint the debate got more heated until a challenge was set and the pair agreed to meet the following day to put their arguments to the test. Ríona won!
Mick and Ríona went on to collaborate on a number of projects leading to their latest and boldest, Monster Monster, an alternative pop act with songwriting at the heart. Songs by Mick are developed and made her own by Ríona. Exploring the range between love and hate, they create one voice from contrasting perspectives. Mick writes with one thing in mind, Ríona sings with another. Mick suggests left, Ríona swings right. Mick listens to Massive Attack, Emilie Sandé and The Beatles. Ríona listens to Janelle Monae, The Eurythmics and FKA Twigs. Then they get together, compare notes and still argue over lyrics.
It was only in October 2014 that Monster Monster announced our arrival by putting up a Facebook page with their debut song, Assassin. The song has already picked up over 160,000 streams on Spotify. (Only half those streams are from their Mammies).
In December 2014 Liverpool Football Club heard another Monster Monster tune, Christmas in Liverpool. The club loved the tune and played it at all their games in Anfield over Christmas. As far as Mick, (life-long Liverpool fan) is concerned, this is ‘the best thing that has EVER happened!’ The song also went on to win Christmas FM’s Best New Song competition and was played heavily on many Irish and UK radio stations.
“Assassin” is released 25 September.
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AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos