Country songwriter Brendan McMahon brings melody, story, and a bold edge of rock to the summer season, with this infectious and energising new album.
Striking bass and nostalgic rhythms lead us into a heavy and hypnotic electronic rock realm as Monstrous delivers the timeless indie anthem Give It What You’ve Got.
A stunning introduction to a band who effectively reignite the sound of a simpler era; whilst injecting something undeniably fresh and fiercely authentic into the modern scene.
“I would say that people need to stop comparing who they are with others and just embrace themselves as they are the only unique version of themselves.”
Forever the story-teller that modern folk music needs, Brendan McMahon makes sure this album plays out like a series of short films.
Organic guitar finger-picking with a mildly effected, almost medieval-style tone leads us into this acoustic & passionate delivery from Melbourne couple Julius & Cheryl Bergado.
“Although technology is dividing us and making us more narcissistic, it’s also the only tool we have to spread the message of consciousness and mindfulness.”
Laying out the details of a broken heart can be a difficult task, but Lorenzo opens up entirely here, bringing both personal story-telling and that inherent professional touch to the stage in a fairly fool-proof way.
“I think as a collective we have a fair amount of experience performing live so we should be able to conjure some thunder and cast some spells of rock n roll hell onstage!”
Depression & anxiety are subtle but certain driving factors behind the whole thing, and as you witness the accompanying video – beautifully shot & focusing on the humanity of the concept – you gather a genuine understanding of both the vastness at the heart of the struggle, and the togetherness that can ultimately help ease the pain. A stunning new release with a powerful undertone.
A stunning project, his best yet without a doubt, and as always – a total joy to write about. There’s a classic or timeless feel to the entire playlist and it’s well worth losing yourself within for a while.
The song’s latter half – mainly the outro, the meeting of every instrumental layer as the hook gathers momentum, makes for a huge moment that’s close to impossible to not feel involved in.