Middle-of-the-road rock trying to get loud and nasty. The Neurogenesis EP by Australian quartet Monks of Mellonwah. They used three different big name producers for four tracks. Jeff Bova (Michael Jackson), Ryan Miller (RM Music), Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, RHCP) have ironed out all the wrinkles and found each other in a radio friendly sound that is adequate and mostly harmless. A&R will love them, the general public will pick them up and drop them when the next one comes along.
All the promise that was showing on in their previous EP Stars Are Out, with the stand-out track Swamp Groove, is gone. Back to the drawing board.
Monks of Mellonwah:
Will Maher: vocals
Joe de la Hoyde: guitar, backing vocals
John de la Hoyde: bass
Josh Baissari: drums
Neurogenesis is a self-released EP. Release date: May 24. Full stream on SoundcloudTracks:
- Neverending Spirit
- You Shine
- Neurogenesis (Radio Edit)