THE MONO LPS

READY DAMN FINE SINGLE:
“HELL, SAVE MY SOUL”
- OUT 30 OCTOBER, VIA FRETSORE RECORDS -

THE FIRST TRACK FROM A NEW ALBUM:
‘SHUFFLE/PLAY’ – EXPECTED IN 2021

On the cusp of Halloween, THE MONO LPS will unleash: “Hell, Save My Soul”.
A tempestuous new single from the Liverpool band, the single is their first release since striking a deal with rising independent label: Fretsore Records.
 
Bowing down at the altar of 70s rock, The Mono LPs channel the raw power of its greatest demi-gods to create one of their heaviest and most exhilarating tracks to date. As the band say of “Hell, Save My Soul”:
“We wanted to tap into those huge bands from the 70s like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple etc. Those with massive riffs you know instantly and sing along to. We wanted to see if we could blend the guitar and cello playing the same riff to make it as big as possible. The song is a bit of a love note to that rock era.”
 
Stadium sized riffs, thunderous drums, demonic vocal shrills and electrifying cello solos (yes really); it’s a frenzied first taste of the band’s eagerly awaited new album: ‘Shuffle/Play’, due for release early in 2021.
Released today (30 October), the “Hell, Save My Soul” is matched with a mesmeric official music video directed by Andrew Ab and featuring unique choreography and dance performance by Laura Hague.
A dynamic Liverpool outfit self-described as “rock’n'roll… with a cello”, The Mono LPs comprise frontman/guitarist Ste Reid, cellist/vocalist Vicky Reid, bassist Chris Barlow, and drummer Tom McCabe. With a broad range of influences from Stevie Wonder and The Beatles, classical music and Red Hot Chilli Peppers, the band will be harnessing them all (and more) in a forthcoming collection of tracks that promises to showcase their versatility and eclecticism with an electrifying “jukebox style”.
 
Created by accident, The Mono LPs started when Ste Reid chanced upon Vicky (then-Mutch), a relation of Elvis Costello, in a coffee shop. Intrigued by the huge case Vicky was holding, Ste asked her what string instrument she was playing – the rest is history. With the unusual addition of a cello into the mix, The Mono LPs’ distinct baroque-fuelled, bluesy rock ‘n’ roll sound has earned them a dedicated fanbase (the ‘Monettes’), media praise from the likes of NME and BBC Introducing and fans in the music community including Mick Jones, Alan McGee, Blood Red Shoes and The View. Impressing at major festivals such as Kendal Calling and Sound City, the band’s local shows at the famous Cavern Club and Zanzibar in their hometown have proven wall-to-wall sell-outs.
 
Releasing their debut: ‘States of Decay’ to acclaim in 2016, The Mono LPs are now readying its long awaited follow-up, ‘Shuffle / Play’,  for release on Fretsore Records in the New Year.
THE MONO LPS – “HELL, SAVE MY SOUL” – OUT 30 OCTOBER 2020, VIA FRETSORE RECORDS
Or please contact: thom@sonicpr.co.uk