Hot summer day are a coming and what better sound track to have accompanying your life than the Monophonics ‘Sound Of Sinning’.
Opening with the rip-roaring ‘Lying Eyes’ you’re immediately transported back to the sweet 60’s where British Rock bands like the Stones, Floyd and Who ruled the airwaves. With Austin Bohlman rolling those bad-ass drums and Kelly Finnigan grooving along on keys and lead vocals, you’ll be doing the Monkey and Watusi dances before you know it!
Title track ‘Sound Of Sinning’ should most certainly earn its place in the next Tarantino flick, fans of the film Jackie Brown will know exactly what I mean here.
What I love about this album is the way that every song has been musically arranged to conjure up a feeling of long ago. ‘Strange Love’ is quite cinematic in composition with the climaxing horn section reminding me of something out of a John Wayne film. OK hands up I wasn’t born in the swinging 60’s but its left enough of a musical prominence and legacy for people to enjoy for generations to come. At a time where we feel music is becoming too mundane, far too electronically based and songs no longer have any meaning it’s refreshing to hear a band who carries a torch for the past while moving forward in their lyrical content.
But it isn’t all about flashbacks to the past, while songs like ‘La La La Love Me’ have a Hendrix and Pink Floyd influence, the songs featured on ‘Sound of Sinning’ are fresh and captivating, Kelly’s voice so electrifying it sends a surge throughout your body – check out ‘Falling Apart’.
If you’re a lover of old school rock, psychedelic and northern soul, Al Green and the good old times, you must buy ‘Sound of Sinning‘ by the Monophonics.
Fancy seeing them live? They’ll be playing at the Jazz Cafe, London, Tuesday 16th June – tickets still available.
Monophonics are; Austin Bohlman (Drums), Myles O’Mahony (Bass/Background Vocals), Ian McDonald (Guitar/Background Vocals), Ryan Scott (Trumpet/Background Vocals/Percussion) & Kelly Finnigan (Keys/Lead Vocals)