BANDS TO WATCH IN 2013: M O N E Y
"It’s a shame that God is dead" eulogises Jamie Lee on SO LONG (GODISDEAD). If you’re looking for a lyric that encompasses M O N E Y’s entire ethos, that’s probably it. Hiding behind a cryptic facebook page, where most updates consist of lyrics or short poetic essays, they’re the latest in a long line of bands inspired by WU LYF’s (RIP) non-promotion thing. A middle finger to the industry that’s grown a little tiresome, though M O N E Y pull it off with a poetic nature, their eyes glazed over.
Musically, we’re looking at a more reverby, drowzy Wild Beasts. Lyrically, more introverted; “this is a song. not a love song. don’t do them. haven’t been in love yet. fall in love every day” read a recent one-man exchange in the comments section of a new song’s lyrics just posted. M O N E Y are weird, but beautiful, unique and exciting.
Here’s the heart-wrenchingly glorious Goodnight London