Australian alternative rock/progressive group Monks of Mellonwah have posted a full stream of their brand new EP “Sky and the Dark Night”, due out April 1st on vinyl and digital. The 3 track EP marks a departure for the band, showcasing a darker, more experimental new direction that was only hinted at with their 2012 release “Neurogenesis”.
About the inspiration for “Sky & The Dark Night”, Joe de la Hoyde says “We are each riddled by our own curses and battle our own demons. There are diseases and syndromes, and many things that we can’t understand let alone hope to control. Sky And The Dark Night, to me, is the journey from the beginning of our battles to their fruitless ends; the ups and downs, the triumphs and the failures. It is the undying hope that maybe somewhere along the way, we might find ourselves.”
Monks of Mellonwah are currently celebrating signing a new development deal with A&R Worldwide (Adele, Muse, Coldplay), booking extensive live dates and preparing their full-length release due later this year. In 2012, they toured nationally and traveled to the United States twice, winning AIM Awards (Best Indie Rock Artist) and LA Music Awards (Best International Artist) respectively. To stream “Sky and the Dark Night” in full, visit the Monks of Mellonwah Bandcamp page.