It’s been a good year here at Monday Records HQ. Not only have we had the pleasure in signing our artists, Wells (Sydney), Pikachunes (Melbourne) and Home Lives (New York), we’ve sat back in teary relief, proudly watching these talented artists release great material, play live shows and attract media attention from around the globe. A joy to witness, Monday Records wishes to thank you for supporting our humble family with a small flashback of 2015.
Formerly known as, Atlas B. Salvesen, Sydney man, Alastair Cairns teed up with his mates some months back over whisky one evening, resulting in the formation of their band, Wells. Having released their two singles, Fractures and Shepherd thus far, the tunes have collectively clocked almost 23k hits on Soundcloud; each additionally receiving a visual accompaniment in the form of conceptual film clips. Having already toured the country for a run of dates in September this year, keep your eyes peeled, for their debut EP is well underway.
Miles G. Loveless is Pikachunes; our very own dark, synth-popster with an extremely distinctive baritone. Relocating to Melbourne some months ago, he’s since partnered up with Kiwi / USA group, The Sweet Mix Kids for a collaborative single, as well as Sydney lady, AViVA for a quirky rendition of Pat Benatar‘s, Love Is A Battlefield. Pikachunes is gearing up for his debut Monday Records release early 2016, alongside a few little surprises along the way.
Where Mike Horgan writes songs and plays guitar, Brittany Cohen helps him out on the mic and keys. A dynamic forcefield, their magic exhales, Home Lives – the pair’s sonic nest pertaining a variety of interesting styles and influences. This year has seen the duo drop their debut EP, Cool Waves, Young Blood; a three-track lo-fi gem about growing up and not really wanting to. Recorded with Chris Daly (Frankie Cosmos, PWR BTTM) in New York, the EP is also graced by the drumming of Diet Cig‘s, Noah Bowman. Catch it live at Manhattan’s, Cake Shop this January.