MONKS OF MELLONWAH
GARCOMBE MUSIC PTY LTD
“HIDE AWAY (PULSE)”
January 23, 2015
With their previous videos for “Neverending Spirit” and “Ghost Stories,” Australia’s Monks of Mellonwah set a very high bar for themselves as beautifully creative and skilled outfit whose approach to songwriting simply tramples the crowd of the run-of-the-mill rock bands. The rhythm section is a tight unit that lock in with laser precision to create a cozy bed for the guitars and vocals to soar over with an angelic quality. Turn The People, their debut full-length was produced by Grammy-winning producer Keith Olson (Fleetwood Mac, Ozzy Osbourne) and acclaimed engineer Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons) and quickly established the band on an international level.
While they begin writing for the follow up to Turn The People, the band has treated fans with a remix single of their song “Pulse.” Dubbed “Hide Away (Pulse)” the song was remixed by guitarist Joe de la Hoyde who took the melodic beauty and propulsion of the original and injected a powerful dose of dance pop goodness underneath. Though not as drastic of a change as that description may imply, it is still a terrific reminagination of an already exceptional song that takes our vision of Monks of Mellonwah onstage and allows us to imagine them behind the DJ booth drawing crowds to the dance floor.
Much like “Hide Away” is a tasteful and exciting revision of the Monks sound, the video itself is another huge step in the band’s evolution. Previously the band has approach their videos with a style that felt minimalist and rocking. For the new “Hide Away” video they have jumped headfirst into the world of high end CGI, dramatic storytelling, and even space travel! The video revolves around the Monks as astronauts heading into space to rescue and a fellow astronaut in distress. Liftoff is a violent and colorful ordeal but they soon cross the threshold into space and the beautiful serenity that is found beyond the atmosphere. But it’s a short lived moment as they have work to do and get right to it. These 4 boys from Sydney show that they can pull off their acting chops as strongly as their music, and we encourage you to put down your cell phone, turn off the TV in the other room, and give this video your full and undivided attention for the three and a half minutes!
It’s a pleasure to once again be working with the Monks crew to share another exceptional piece of work on their behalf. We are always here to do whatever we may need to get their videos into your programming so please don’t hesitate to be in touch to let us know! Contact Andy Gesner and the HIP Video Promo crew at (732)-613-1779 or email us at [email protected].
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