Having supported the likes of Young Guns, Max Raptor and Future of The Left off the back of their self-titled debut EP, they are now gearing up to release a new EP 'Attention' this month.
Frontwoman Emma met the rest of the Making Monsters guys when she was 17 and the band have spent the last two years honing their craft and generally finding out who they are. Themes throughout the release are varied. 'Limits', for example, is about the loss of her Grandfather, with title track 'Attention' being a comical take on society's view of Love and how it influences peoples' perception and expectation of it. Throughout, it's the quartet's crucial grasp of balancing the aggressive with the melodic that shines through. A cutting edge of riffs and brutal vocals can give way to the most striking of melodies in a mere moment.
13th June - Portrush - The Atlantic/Retro
14th June - Derry - Bound For Boston
18th June - Belfast - Voodoo
20th June - Omagh - Top Of The Town
21st June - Derry - Ebrington Square
25th June - Chester, The Compass, w/ FALLS
26th June - Southampton, Avondale House
28th June - Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms w/ FALLS
29th June - Oxford, The Wheatsheaf w/ Hawk Eyes.
22nd June - Dublin - Fibbers
8th August - Limavady - Stendhal Festival
9th August - Limavady - Stendhal Festival
1. Nosebleed // 2. Limits // 3. Attention // 4. What It's Worth // 5. Tired Eyes
MAKING MONSTERS IS:
Emma Gallagher - Vocals // Paul Monk - Guitar // Joe Coyle - Bass // Brian Doherty - Drums
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The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.