These Nashville rockers have won MTV’s Brand New For 2011 knocking JESSIE J with 35% of the votes which proves that Rock and Roll is still alive!
Jessie J who topped the BBC’s Sound Of 2011 list and won the Critics’ Choice Brit Award came into second place followed by Far East Movement into 3rd.
Since their first TV appearance on Later With Jools Holland Show on BBC1, MONA have been in high demand and have had to travel back and forth to the UK to play at various venues.
Last month, Mona played a packed gig for MTV at the KOKO in London and have recently played their first ever Q Live At Concrete show followed by an exclusive gig for the Channel E4 TV show SKINS.
Later this month they will be touring Europe with a handful of gigs lined up in Copenhagen, Paris Amsterdam, Brussels, Hamburg, Berlin, Dublin and Belfast. They will also be playing a SOLD OUT gig for NME as part of the SHOCKWAVES NME AWARDS SHOW at The Relentless Garage in London.
MONA will be releasing their debut self-titled album on May 16th, which was self-produced by the band on their basement in Nashville, was after that mixed by the outstanding American Record Producer Rich Costey who is well known for his work with Muse, Foo Fighters, Franz Ferdinand, Glasvegas, Bloc Party, My Chemical Romance, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer, Apocalyptica, System of a Down and Interpol to name a few.
In the meantime MONA’s 3rd single “TEENAGER” is available strictly limited edition 7″ vinyl to pre-order from Rough Trade Store and will be out on the 28th February.
You can watch their new video for the song “Teenager” here:
You can also watch a 2-part interview that Frontman Nick Brown did for the NME website here:
Last but not least…visit MONA’s website and sign up to their mailing list for a FREE download of a piano version of their song “Trouble On The Way” on:
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