“I was in the car listening to Don Quixote on audiobook and there was this hallucinatory bit where Quixote gets lowered into the Cave of Montesinos. When I was a kid we had a farm with a well where we kept wine and I always loved being lowered down by rope to collect bottles for the adults. I guess the pit in ‘Cut Knuckle’ could be one of those grand metaphors for life in general, you just keep getting lowered into it not knowing where it’s leading and the deeper you go, the more invested you become. There’s no way of knowing what’s at the end of it until you get there and you’ve just got to hope it’s something beautiful and different.” – Lehmann B. Smith
Keeping its release date tightly under wraps, Summer of the Mosquito is a record as bold and beatific, as vivacious and volupt, as wobbly and as warm as the storied history of the misnomer that is Monnone Alone. Throughout its many forms and line-ups, the outfit has toured the US and Europe off the back of the debut LP and played alongside esteemed groups such as The Wedding Present, The Pastels and Comet Gain. Back on home soil after a bit of time off touring, the four-piece are thrilled to launch the new single with a hometown show upstairs at Melbourne’s Gasometer Hotel along with special guests Cool Sounds and Way Dynamic.
‘Cut Knuckle’ Single Launch
Saturday 13 October
The Gasometer Upstairs, Melbourne
with Cool Sounds + Way Dynamic
Tickets $10 on the door from 8pm
Way Dynamic: 8.15–8.55pm
Cool Sounds: 9.15–9.55pm
Monnone Alone: 10.15–11pm
‘Cut Knuckle’ is out now via The Lost and Lonesome Recording Co.
Limited edition 7″ Vinyl including B-side ‘Difficult Boy’ available via Bandcamp