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(Limited to 100 copies, 7"s will ship October 15, 2018)
1) Cut Knuckle
2) Difficult Boy
Lost and Lonesome label boss and ex-Lucksmiths bassist Mark Monnone is excited to reveal the latest single ‘Cut Knuckle’ from his quartet Monnone Alone.
Since settling on a solid line-up of Joe Foley (Aleks & the Ramps), Louis Richter (Mid-State Orange) and Gus Franklin (Architecture in Helsinki, The Smallgoods) the once solo Monnone Alone is now anything but. Though still deeply laden with Monnone’s signature indiepop warble, the band step off in a new direction on ‘Cut Knuckle’, leading the charge on their forthcoming second album Summer of the Mosquito (planned for release in early-2019).
‘Cut Knuckle’ is the first single to come from the outfit since 2013’s well-received debut LP Together at Last. Weighing in at just over two-and-a-half minutes, the snappy indiepop banger is a loaded amalgamation of the group’s broad stylistic influences from Hoodoo Gurus to The Kinks; Paul Kelly & the Coloured Girls to Television Personalities, yet holds Monnone’s winsome turn-of-phrase and bruised-but-beautiful melody central to its unique core.
Recorded and mixed by UK expat Gareth Parton (The Go! Team, The Breeders, Big Scary, Foals) with assistance from Monnone Alone drummer Gus Franklin and mastered by Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering, ‘Cut Knuckle’ sets a towering benchmark for what’s to come on their anticipated follow-up LP.