MONSTERS BUILD MEAN ROBOTS
Lament 77 [We Will Follow] – Single – 25 July 2011
Monsters Build Mean Robots (MBMR) is a Brighton-based band currently releasing through the independent Label Nice Weather for Airstrikes, a label that has been described by Artrocker Magazine as “promoting innovative and inspirational music”. What began as a side-project for members of apocalyptic-rockers, Last Days of Lorca and glitchtronica one-man-band, Court of Hidden Faces, quickly evolved into one of the seaside town’s best upcoming bands. Since unveiling their self-titled début album in 2007, the band has toured extensively throughout the UK and Ireland, and is now set to unleash their highly anticipated follow-up 2nd album ‘WeShouldhaveDestroyedOurGeneralsAndNotTheirEnemies’, featuring this single ‘Lament 77 [We Will Follow]’, with producer Andy Hawkins (Pigeon Detectives / Pulled Apart By Horses / Blood Red Shoes), this Summer.
The arrival of début album ‘Monsters Build Mean Robots’ saw the band mix electronic loops and beats, layered guitars, organ with hushed vocals, deploying an epic, slow-build form of Post-Rock with glorious swirling atmospherics. MBMR’s have gained local and national recognition with their past releases from the likes of Stuart Maconie (BBC6), Artrocker magazine, Mixmag, The Sillent Ballet, Drowned In Sound and many more. Since their previous full-length offering, the band has acquired more members and instruments, with the addition of cello, violin, bass, and melodica, creating a more wholesome and well-rounded sound. The vocals have progressed from layered and accompanying sounds prominent in the first album - to melodic, harmonious centre points, with strong and structured lyrical themes. The most recent single, ‘Psalm 57 (Or) All That Gold Did Not Help Your Soul’, began the introduction to the bands 2nd album – a more band orientated record based upon the live versions of the songs. Their music has progressed from leftfield electronica to completely unrefined Post-Rock sing-alongs, combining epic crescendos with unforgettable melodies and lyrics presenting the markings of something truly special in the making. The band has just completed a tour of UK and Ireland in March in the build up to the release of ‘WeShouldhaveDestroyedOurGeneralsAndNotTheirEnemies’.
MBMR have been lucky enough to share the stage with the likes of And So I Watch You From Afar, Staefraenn Hakon, Codes in the Clouds, her Name is Calla, iLiKETRAiNS and God Is An Astronaut, and has just been confirmed to play Meadowlands Festival with notable acts Turin Brakes, Electric Soft Parade and Mirrors.
Monsters Build Mean Robots
1. Song for the Generals
2. Lament 77 (We Will Follow) ** Single **
3. Psalm 57 (Or) All That Gold Did Not Help Your Soul!
4. The Witches and the Liars
5. A Reverie for the Riots
Label: Nice Weather For Airstrikes
Album Catalogue No: NWFAS09
Album Release Date: August 15th
Format: Digital / CD / Ltd Vinyl
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