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a New Breed of Monkey

A New Breed Of Monkey are a cool, dirty indie band from Burnley .
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Their songs are sometimes melodic, sometimes fast and grimy, but never miss-fitting. The band play an upbeat, sweaty set, taking you back to the nice, simple, black and white indie genre but who cares if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Named during a crazy day getting ready to go to the Riverside Festival (Hebden Bridge) in 2003 when they were behaving like, well, monkeys. Lancashire s own a New Breed of Monkey are: brothers The Bung (vocals and rhythm guitar) and Joe Burke (bass guitar), lifelong pal and virtual brother in law Jamie Robinson (lead guitar), and the brothers cousin Jordan Watson (drums). When they come together the ARE a New Breed of Monkey.
A New Breed of Monkey set the stage alight with their exceptional performance. A truly inspiring band, they have managed to inject a spark of unique talent to an older genre. From the way they compose themselves on stage, to the way they belt out works of art such as Mannequin the video for which has been aired on Virgin Media's Music On Demand service; A New Breed Of Monkey play a mixture of Progressive, broodingly atmospheric indie and energetic Indie-Rock distinguished by some intelligent lyrics, haunting melodies and sharp guitar-work. Vocally front-man The Bung is similar to that of Maximo Park's Paul Smith and in the quieter moments there is even a little Guy Garvey (Elbow), and like their northern counterparts there is a great deal of emotional intensity in the music ANBOM make. Very tight and well arranged it's a compelling direction which sits nicely alongside the current crop of indie hopefuls yet as the same time is nicely removed ensuring the band standout as something original and genuinely exciting.
Tense impassioned angst indie rhythm and booze The Bungs voice is the voice of the next rock star you haven t heard yet, whilst Jamie's amazing ability on guitar captivates every audience. Jordan plays drums in a way that no one has since Keith Moon (God rest his soul).
In the few years they ve been together, they have progressed through playing the local pub scene to performing at nationally acclaimed venues.

music type
Indie - Live originals band (4 members)
available for
Bar/Pub/Club, Events, Festival, Corporate,
Burnley, Lancashire, BB9 0JS
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