ME AND MY MAHCINE
OUT 8TH NOVEMBER
Sweden’s Mono Stereo return with new single ‘Me And My Machine’ on 8th November on Minty Highway. The lead track will be backed by a brand new, acoustically led track - ‘You Gotta Take Me Home’.
‘Me And My Machine’ has been produced by Kramer, the man behind the legendary Galaxie 500 canon and the discovery of Low, and is the first glimpse into the Malmö band’s debut album – due for release spring 2011. His stamp on the bands addictively melodic take on psychedelia works perfectly, with the single cementing Mono Stereo as one of the finest purveyors of the revivalist sound in Europe today. The B-side, recorded by the band themselves, finds the band in a more introspective mood, and brings a new rawness and diversity to their sound.
Having received welcome support from Steve Lamacq and Tom Ravenscroft on BBC 6music for previous single ‘On and On’, as well as comparisons to the likes of Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Angels and BRMC from a variety of online music critics, the timing seems ideal for Mono Stereo’s brand of psychedelic rock to be brought to a wider social consciousness.
Mono Stereo will support the single release with their debut UK tour throughout early and mid-November.
5th November – Ducie Bridge, Manchester
6th November – Cedar Room, Barnsley
8th November – The Red House, Sheffield
9th November – New Hero, Brighton
10th November – Death Disco, Notting Hill Arts Club, London
11th November – Cut To The Chase (Iceland Airwaves Showcase), Hoxton Bar + Kitchen, London
12th November – The Watershed, Wimbledon, London
13th November – Lennons, Southampton
14th November – Northern Monkey, Leeds
“Reminiscent of Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Angels and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, with My Bloody Valentine and Ride casting an influence, through the fish eye lens of mid-sixties psych, Mono Stereo have been a TDOA fave for quite a while.” The Dumbing of America
“A sharply aware sixties jangle battering against the synth n psychedelia. So, it's Cockney Rebel doing 'Psychomodo' to Jesus and his Mary chain-ganged guitar troopers. Oh yeah, even better when you flip for "A Matter Of Confusion", which is Bolan as Lucifer, slow machine-gunning some insolent riffs through a muddy mix.” Unpeeled
“Drone drenched psyche rock [..] more cohesive than Brian Jonestown Massacre ever were!” Subba Cultcha