After releasing a trio of EPs, Stars are Out (2010), Neurogenesis (2012) and Sky & the Dark Night (2013), Monks of Mellonwah teamed up with Grammy-winning producer Keith Olson (Fleetwood Mac, Ozzy Osbourne) and acclaimed engineer Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons) for their long-awaited debut full-length album, Turn the People (released March 2014 via Gatcombe Music Pty Ltd.) which received critical acclaim from The Huffington Post, Guitar World, Music Connection Magazine, and Popmatters.
The band's new 7 track EP, Disconnect, is set for release August, 2015.
Monks of Mellonwah’s 2013 single Ghost Stories peaked at #60 on the mainstream rock charts, as well as in the top 20 for independent releases in the US. The band has received recognition beyond their Australian borders, winning awards for International Rock Band Of The Year (LA Music Awards, 2012) and Best Indie Rock Band (AIM Awards, 2012).
Monks of Mellonwah returned to the United States in April of 2015, where they performed showcases at the esteemed music conferences Rock Summit and MUSEXPO in Los Angeles. The band recently set up their very own live room and are planning weekly live performances that will be streamed online.
Formed in 2009 by school friends Vikram Kaushik, Joseph de la Hoyde, Joshua Baissari and John de la Hoyde, the band represents a collision of musical personalities, creating a fusion of alternative, indie, and film-inspired rock.
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