9 May 2012

MusicMafia presents....Monks of Mellonwah

Monks of Mellonwah

MusicMafia presents....Monks of Mellonwah

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.

A four-piece alternative rock and indie band based in Sydney, the Monks draw on a variety of influences driving each member to create a fresh and unique sound, blending elements of classic blues & rock with modern indie and alternative rock. Their first E.P., Stars Are Out, is testament to such a unique blend, and has been highly praised since its release in 2010.

Since recording, the Monks have gone from strength to strength, receiving significant radio play and generating a strong buzz. 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 are now ready to release their new EP "Neurogenesis". 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 4 alternative rock tracks which explore a range of concepts from Oppenheimer and the creation of the atomic bomb in 'Neurogenesis' to the longing for life in 'Neverending Spirit'. "Neurogenesis" will be released May 24, 2012.


- Won "Best Indie Rock Act" award at the 2012 Artists in Music Awards in Hollywood
- Worked with Nirvana?s ?Nevermind? engineer Howie Weinberg for new EP
- Won 1st prize for "Swamp Groove" music video at Harold?s Shorts film festival
- Listed in influential music blog Kings of A & R as a "Top 8 Emerging Artist"
- Nominated for Best International Act at the LA Music Awards
- Featured in CMJ's trendsetting mixtape series

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