Life In Mono return with double A-side single ‘Blackout/Sex To White Noise’
Alternative-rock four-piece Life In Mono return with their upcoming double A-side singles ‘Blackout/Sex To White Noise’, due for release December 2nd 2022, following their recent support slot alongside The Virginmarys.
The band formed in 2019 after Adam and Sarah met whilst studying at Bath Spa University, drawn to one another by a shared artistic vision. James came aboard thanks to a blistering performance at a local jam night and Mike, the final cog in the machine, was the perfect drummer at the perfect time. The result? Darkly emotional alt-rock that will caress your soul then drag you into the mosh pit.
Although individually Life In Mono’s eclectic musical influences range from Meshuggah to Bach, via Hendrix, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, AC/DC and Deftones, collectively there are echoes of PJ Harvey, early Placebo and The Mysterines alongside a darker, heavier undertone.
With a massively exciting and engaging live presence and multiple releases scheduled through the beginning of 2023 the band are expected to storm through the festival season with a UK tour to follow in the Autumn. Their recent singles ‘Smile For The Camera’ and ‘The Cold’ saw them receive support from the likes of BBC Introducing amongst others.
Their upcoming singles ‘Blackout/Sex To White Noise’ are dark yet groovy, musically introspective and “an exploration of the contrast between feeling empty and numb yet full of rage at the same time”, explains vocalist and lyricist Sarah Clayton. “These two tracks have always come as a pair, the early workings of Blackout launched into the riff from Sex To White Noise but it became apparent that it had legs to become something quite remarkable in its own right.”
LIFE IN MONO ARE: Sarah Clayton - Vocals-Guitar-Keys James Davis - Guitar Adam DT - Bass Mike Gill - Drums
Like siamese twins with their own personality but inextricably linked, Blackout and Sex To White Noise were recorded back to back in one live take. That’s 11 minutes of a band in a room, no overdubs, no “I’ll drop you in after the first verse”, silent guitar changes between songs and just a little bit of performance pressure.
“It’s how we’ve always recorded and it feels organic, authentic and the best representation of us as a band”, Life In Mono state.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the singles, Clayton says, “Blackout is about people in your life that you know are no good for you but are hard to give up, whereas Sex To White Noise is about trying to find a connection that makes you feel something when you’re feeling really numb. If you’ve ever been on prozac you’ll know!
The contrast of light and dark have become synonomous with our sound and Sex To White Noise really plays on that super delicate verse and a huge, heavy chorus. What’s great about playing it live is for an audience who haven’t heard it before they don’t know what’s coming, but we do. Perhaps they don’t expect us to get that heavy but when we do it’s like the whole room is on fire.”
‘Blackout/Sex To White Noise’ is due for release December 2nd and will be available on all major streaming platforms.