In the build up to one of the most anticipated debut albums of 2011, Mona are to release the â€˜Listen To Your Loverâ€™ EP. The EP will be released through the bandâ€™s own imprint Zion Noiz Recordings/Island Records and will be made available on limited edition white vinyl from May 9th and is available on digital download now.
The EP will include the tracks, â€˜Listen To Your Loveâ€™, â€˜Brick Shoesâ€™, â€˜The Tallyâ€™ and a special piano version of â€˜Trouble On The Wayâ€™. A new 1960â€™s, Bob Dylan themed video for â€˜Listen To Your Loveâ€™ was shot in Paris whilst the original video has now had over 200,000 views on You Tube.
The band have also announced more shows, including supporting the Kings Of Leon on their summer stadium tour. The shows will take place in London (Hyde Park), Manchester (Old Trafford Cricket Ground), Sunderland (Stadium of Light), Coventry (Ricoh Arena). Mona will also join Morrisey on tour in York, Bradford and Cheltenham.
May 17th will see Mona play their biggest show to date at Londonâ€™s Electric Ballroom. The band has also just confirmed a few support dates in the U.S. with The Airborne Toxic Event. A full list of dates is below.
Monaâ€™s debut, self titled album is released a week after the EP on May 16th. The Album was originally recorded in the bandâ€™s Nashville basement and was mixed by Rich Costey (Muse, Foo Fighters, Glasvegas) and was produced by Nick Brown.
2011 has started strongly for Mona, winning MTVâ€™s Brand New For 2011, polling over 35% of of 200,000 public votes and beating off competition from Jessie J, The Vaccines and Jamie Woon. This is not to mention playing shows for Q, Channel 4 drama Skins, appearing on Later..With Jools Holland at the end of 2010 and supporting The Walkmen last month.
â€˜Listen To Your Loverâ€™ EP Track Listing:
1. Listen To Your Love (Rich Costey Mix)
2. Brick Shoes
3. The Tally
4. Trouble On The Way (Piano Version)
May 13th – Brighton – Great Escape Festival, Hectorâ€™s House
May 17th – London – Electric Ball Room
May 19th – Liverpool – 02 Academy (part of Liverpool: Sound City)
May 20th – Sheffield – The Leadmill
May 21st – Coventry – Kasbah
May 24th – Middlesborough – The Empire
May 25th – Cardiff – Millennium Music Hall
May 26th – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
May 28th – Bristol – Dot To Dot Festival
May 29th – Nottingham – Dot To Dot Festival
May 30th – Coventry – Ricoh Arena (supporting Kings Of Leon)
June 1st – Birmingham – HMV Institute
June 7th – Vancouver, Canada – Commodore Ballroom (supporting The Airborne Toxic Event)
June 8th – Seattle, WA – The Showbox (supporting The Airborne Toxic Event)
June 9th – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom (supporting The Airborne Toxic Event)
June 11th – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (supporting The Airborne Toxic Event)
June 17th – Sunderland – Stadium Of Light (supporting KOL)
June 19th – Manchester – Old Trafford Cricket Ground (supporting KOL)
June 22nd â€“ London â€“ Hyde Park (supporting KOL)
June 25th – York – Barbican (supporting Morrisey)
June 27th – Bradford – St Georgeâ€™s Hall (supporting Morrisey)
June 30th – Cheltenham – Centaur (supporting Morrisey)