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Once and while, there comes along a band that makes people believe that rock n' roll has the power to create movements. Nashville's Mona is quickly shaping up to be that band.
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In only a few months since releasing a single "Listen To Your Love" and "Trouble on The Way" on their own label Zion Noiz Recordings via Rough Trade shops and independent store across the UK this year, critics and fans haven't stopped raving!
Since then, the gang of four has signed with Mercury Records in the US, and is set to kick off select winter tour dates in New York City, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and San Francisco to much anticipation.
Mona makes arm-pumping, vein-throbbing, knee-jittering, raw-throated, sing-a-long rock n' roll. If you haven't heard the thunderous vintage rock that Mona plays, you shouldn't wait another day.
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They have captured the attention of major media outlets including BBC Radio, who named the band in their Sound of 2011 poll, MTV, NME, Clash Magazine and Q, all of which named Mona among the top new bands to watch in 2011.
Enthralled with their sound, and their devout southern church upbringing story, music critics and fans are addicted to the explosive and confident cool that Mona brings to the stage and their songs.
They even nabbed a prestigious spot on the UK's Later with Jools Holland last month - a rare task for a band who hasn't yet released their debut LP.
Watch the performance here - Teenager (Later... with Jools Holland):
"…it appears that in Mona we may have found a big-sounding, big hearted rock'n'roll band to believe in again." - NME
"Motor-mouthed 50's throwbacks…" - Q Magazine
"In a time when few bands have very little to say, it's refreshing to finally hear a fearless star in waiting telling us how it is and more importantly actually having the epic tunes to back it up" - Clash
MONA U.S. 2011 tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
Wednesday, January 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rock Shop
Thursday, January 13 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Saturday, January 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Wednesday, February 9 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Thursday, February 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Popscene
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