Less than a month to “Difficult Second Album” Launch
Monkeys In Love release their second album The Monkeys In Love Will Pet & Cuddle You on 4 March and are having a launch party to celebrate.
“Difficult Second Album” Launch is an evening of music and spoken word which will take place on Thursday 28 February at 7pm in The Bay Horse on Thomas Street, Manchester. Admission is £4.
As with previous Monkeys In Love events, this is set to be quite a strange affair. The space will be transformed into a woodland retreat and there’ll be bizarre projections, props and
costumes galore. The Monkeys In Love will perform songs from their new album, plus some oldies and perhaps even some newies.
They’ll also be premiering a brand new collaboration with award winning writer Valerie O’Riordan, which has been composed especially for the event.
Support comes in the shape of the wonderful Les Malheureux, featuring authors Sarah-
Clare Conlon and David Gaffney, who combine short story-telling with original music and visual presentations for your delight and delectation.
Advanced copies of the new Monkeys In Love album will be on sale at the event.
Monkeys In Love singer Laura says: “We’re excited to launch our “Difficult Second Album” and are looking forward to our first ever tour.”
Monkeys In Love are a hard band to pigeonhole, but you could say they sound like a canned-cocktail of junk shop glam, lead-footed library funk, early eighties British indie and sludge metal. Or something like that. They are a heavily visual band and incorporate puppetry, props and projection into their live act. Their music has been played on BBC Radio Manchester, ALL FM, Salford City Radio and Preston FM. They have also been guests on London based art station Resonance FM among others. Their first album Death Jeans was released in February 2012 and their second album, The Monkeys In Love Will Pet & Cuddle You, will be released on 4 March 2013.
Les Malheureux is a quirky spoken word act that combines weird short stories with cheesy
organ music and biscuity visuals. It’s a collaboration between flash fiction writers David Gaffney, author of the critically acclaimed collections Sawn-off Tales, Aromabingo and The Half-life Of Songs, and Sarah-Clare Conlon, editor of the anthology Quickies: Short Stories For Adults.
Valerie O’Riordan is a writer and editor based in Manchester. She is assistant editor for the Manchester Review, and she co-edited Jawbreakers, the 2012 National Flash-Fiction Day anthology her flash fiction chapbook, Enough, is available from Gumbo Press.