Friday 30th November – Shellac’s ATP, Camber Sands
Saturday 1st December – Bristol, The Exchange
Monday 3rd December – Glasgow, Oran Mor
Tuesday 4th December – Belfast, Mandela Hall
Wednesday 5th December – Cork, Cyprus Avenue
Thursday 6th December – Dublin, Button Factory
Friday 7th December – Manchester, Sound Control
Saturday 8th December – London, Village Underground
Their latest album, For My Parents will be released on 3rd September on Temporary Residence.
Following the release of their previous album, the highly regarded Hymn To The Immortal Wind, MONO staged a series of sold-out concerts in New York City, Tokyo, London, and Melbourne, all backed by a massive chamber orchestra. Preparing for these unique performances afforded them not only the opportunity to retrofit their back catalogue, but also the inspiration to embrace their organic evolution as a pre-eminent neo classical noise juggernaut. There is no doubting a MONO song when you hear it, and no denying their uncanny ability to feel perfectly at home in both pristine symphony halls and dirty rock clubs. In the way that only MONO can, For My Parents obliterates that divide, showcasing a sensitivity and maturity that simultaneously acknowledges where they came from, and where they are going.
Coming more than three years after Hymn To The Immortal Wind, For My Parents represents the longest span of time MONO has ever allowed between albums. As a result, the song writing is sharper, the dynamics are subtler, and the production is stunning. For the recording, the band once again enlisted The Wordless Music Orchestra for support, and the collaboration has never sounded stronger. The unique combination of soul-stirring melodies, cinematic East-meets-West arrangements, and firm command of elusive emotional intangibles is what makes MONO so…well, so MONO.