Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Monks of Mellonwah are a four-piece Alternative Rock band, and their latest, second, ad deadly EP, “Neurogenesis”, was released on 24th May, 2012. MoM reminds me mostly of the British band Bush, they are selling on the same dark shaded seas of Post-Grunge/Alternative Rock, building-up their unique sound by blending different elements, having strong roots back to Classic Blues & Rock, to artists such as Hendrix, Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd, but also incorporating influences from Red Hot Chili Peppers and more recently from Muse.
Their first E.P., “Stars Are Out”, has been highly praised since its release in 2010.
Thei are 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. Dean Cramer of the influential blog Kings of A & R recently listed the Monks in his “Top 8 Emerging Artists”, and CMJ featured their track “Neverending Spirit” on their trendsetting mixtape series.
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 new 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 some groovy, high pumping energy, authentic (Alternative) Rock tracks which mixing the pounding, explosive Punk attitude with smoothly layered, subtle Alternative Rock sound. Fresh and addictive, MoM find their own path into the future delivering quality and ageless Rock music.
In August, the Monks will embark on an Australian “Neurogenesis” tour promoted by Rish Publicity. U.S dates and a new full-length are also in the works for 2012.