Available Feb 22, 2019
Pre-order on vinyl 7" and digital
1) Do it Twice
2) The Sea and the City
Melbourne four-piece Monnone Alone return with ‘Do it Twice’, an ode to second chances and graciously sabotaging life’s opportunities – just for kicks!
In his rollicking mid-life singalong, Mark Monnone (former Lucksmith / L&L label honcho) asks to see his past moments of interpersonal discomfort and raise them a double-whammy to see if they’ll all crash and burn one more time so he can revisit that awkward adrenaline rush and feel those “fever sweats and forever shakes”.
Doused in trembling 12-string clamour and irrepressible fuzzy outbursts, ‘Do it Twice’ is the second taste from the Monnone Alone album Summer of the Mosquito, and follows previous single ‘Cut Knuckle’, which Raven Sings the Blues announced ”stands alongside new cuts from The Chills and The Bats as an extension of the Aus/NZ jangle-pop prominence that bubbled over between ’86 and ’90."
The single’s B-side ‘The Sea and the City’ is a cover of a song by San Francisco band The Mosquitoes, from their classic lost album of 2004 Our Generation. The album was recorded in Melbourne and Mark Monnone actually featured on drums.
‘Do it Twice’ was recorded and mixed by Gareth Parton, assisted by the band’s drummer Gus Franklin and is out on February 22 via The Lost And Lonesome Recording Co.