Cardiff’s Monico Blonde are set to release their new single ‘ Love is an Only Child ’ on April 28 via Fizzy Moon Records.
Monico Blonde are one of the UK’s best kept indie-pop secrets. Armed with a slew of razor sharp tunes they combine choruses lavished in wetsuit-tight harmonies with big, brash guitar hooks. Formed in summer 2016 over an argument about whether Prince was a good as Michael Jackson, they never solved the argument, but started a band instead.
After capturing people’s attention with previous tracks ‘ Bad Thoughts ’ and ‘ Breathe ’, new single ‘ Love is an Only Child ’ is a short sharp nugget of heart-racing pop perfection. Off-kilter synths and drum machines give way to huge guitar-laden choruses, so hooky they will never let you go. This latest track shows the band are not afraid to go outside the box, and with a strong list of gigs on the horizon, 2017 is looking to be a promising year in the Cardiff four-piece’s emergent career.
Airplay support includes Huw Stephens, Radio 1; BBC Music’s Best Of R1 Introducing Playlist; John Kennedy, Radio X; Elise Cobain, Amazing Radio; Adam Walton, BBC Introducing Wales; Bethan Elfyn on BBC Radio Wales; playlisting on BBC Radio Wales .
Monico Blonde are Jack Butler, David Newington, Owen Richards & Theo Frangoulis,
Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach, Saturday 24th March
Manchester, Jimmy’s, Thursday 30th March
London, Water Rats, Saturday 1st April
Newport, Record Store Day, 22nd April
Devauden Festival, Friday 12th May
Wrexham, Focus Wales, Saturday 13th May
Brighton, Great Escape, Thursday 18th May
Isle of Wight Festival, 9th-11th June
Valleys Sound Festival, Saturday 1st July