Monday, 10 August 2015

Video: Monster Monster - Assassin

Monster Monster Dublin Band

Monster Monster, 'Assassin'

Info: Since October of last year guitarist Mick Stuart and vocalist and keyboardist Ríona Sally Hartman have steadily released consistently strong singles and tracks under the guise of Monster Monster. Looking back on my thoughts when I first reviewed 'Assassin' and 'I Am Yours' when the tracks were first released, my views haven't changed much. Vocally I had described 'Assassins' as old world meets new with the jazzy 1930's tones of Hartman's voice drifting toward modern pop traits as the track gathers steam. Musically it's sinister, threatening and dark, from the Massive Attack style intro á la Mezzanine, echoing that album's foreboding intent from the likes of 'Inertia Creeps' and 'Man Next Door'. But 'Assassins' doesn't dwell on the unsettling, it truly is a great piece of pop work, thoroughly enjoyable and catchy as hell with it's onomatopoeic rallying call that stops you in it's tracks. 

Previous visual incarnations (which were most worthy) for the song invloved some slick editing of scenes from Tarantino's Sin City and Kill Bill as well as Bond Girls, but it's great to see an original video finally become a home for the song. Produced by film-maker Antoni Sendra Barrachina, who also produced the last two Delorentos videos, the single itself is set for official release on the 25th of September followed shortly afterwards by Monster Monster's debut E.P. release on the 23rd of October. Before all that though, you'll be able to catch them at the Oxjam Tent at Electric Picnic in Stradbally. To keep up to speed with all the goings on in Mon Mon Land see the below links to their website and Facebook page;

Upcoming Shows:

Confirmed at the moment at MART Dublin (Rathmines) August 23, Electric Picnic September 5th, Cleeres Kilkenny October 9 and Whelans October 23.

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