The Mono LPs - Shuffle/Play [LP]
Catalogue No.: FR23
Release Date: 23rd April 2021
Genre: Folk/Americana, Rock
Unexpected and eclectic at every turn, The Mono LPs’ sophomore effort finds a band determined to break awayfrom the conventional “second album” to deliver one more directly plugged-in to our contemporary listeninghabits. Play it backwards, play it forwards, play it in any order; just make sure you don’t skip a beat. A recordinspired-by and intended for the digital age, ‘Shuffle/Play’ finds a band surfing through a range of moods, stylesand genres with algorithmic abandon as they seek to emulate the sensation of a playlist on random. Created byaccident, The Mono LPs started when Ste Reid chanced upon Vicky (then-Mutch), a relation of Elvis Costello, in acoffee 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, bluesyrock ‘n’ roll sound has earned them a dedicated fanbase including Mick Jones, Alan McGee, Blood Red Shoes andThe View. Amidst the randomness though, the songs of ‘Shuffle/Play’ are united in their thoughtful exploration ofemotions through all seasons.