London six – piece, Mono Club are set to release a new single on fledgling imprint LGM Records on the 17th of November 2017.
‘Place Called Home’, the follow up to ‘Memory Critical’ (a recent Lamacq Livener on BBC 6 Music and included on Spotify’s ‘Counter’ Playlist), was self-produced in London, mixed by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers) and will be available digitally at all the usual major outlets.
A collaboration between Mono Club frontman John Herbert (formerly of Goldheart Assembly) and singer / musician Lyla Foy; the new single heralds the beginning of an ongoing relationship between the two artists. Herbert and Foy, now partners both musically and romantically, channel all that can be difficult about being in a relationship informed by the love and compassion they feel for one another.
John Herbert takes up the story:
“The song was half finished and I met with Lyla with the intention of asking her to help me complete it as, to me, stylistically it was missing something. I was listening to a lot of Go-Betweens and B52’s at the time and wanted to hear a female voice on my song. I’d been a fan of hers for a long time and knew that she would understand where I was coming from. As soon as she’d sung the counter melody to me and I’d heard our voices together I knew it was right. I wanted her to inhabit the song rather than just guest on it and she does! In the end we not only did something great musically but we fell in love. Our being together now consumes me both personally and professionally”
Part apology, part call to arms, ‘Place Called Home’ is harmony filled pop at it’s very best and another hint of what to expect from their eagerly awaited debut album‘Sky High and Submarine’ which is expected to arrive early next year.