Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Weekend Punks

NEXT WEEK WE'RE OFF ON TOUR FOR A BIT..here's some helpful information:
UK TOUR 2015
02 York, The Fulford Arms - https://www.facebook.com/events/452138581613093/
03 Leeds, Wharf Chambers w/ Vexx - https://www.facebook.com/events/1456636391314938/
04 Glasgow, Old Hairdresser’s w/ Vexx - https://www.facebook.com/events/1677635515791486/
05 Manchester, Gullivers w/ Vexx - http://www.songkick.com/concerts/24033429-vexx-at-gullivers
PLUS this Sunday in London we’re playing with The Numbers Ones and Alistair McKay from Dick Diver (flyer by our own Richard Phoenix)- https://www.facebook.com/events/704703946302458/

Sunday, 7 June 2015


Our second album 'Distractions' is out today. In shops, etc. Thanks to everyone involved with making it, Mark Jasper & Kris Lapke for the recording... Owen Richards, Phil Serfaty & Lloyd King for photos... Robert Phoenix for the drawing, and Chris Tipton for putting it out. It took us a while but we got there in the end. Hope you enjoy it. x

P.S. Thanks to everyone that came out on Friday... we had a great time. Rattle, Primetime & (especially) Richard Rock n Roll were incredible. See some photos.

Thursday, 4 June 2015


"Filmed among the ruins of The Crystal Palace Terraces, Transmitters is a playful and poetic ode to desire". 
Directed, shot and edited by Gary Mcquiggin of Welywyn Garden City, known for his work previously with The PheromoansThe Bomber Jackets and Deerhoof, the film recalls James Broughton's surrealist miniature The Pleasure Garden (1957).
Using a number of the same locations, the band appear, disappear and re-appear amongst and against the modern day remains of the ruins. Mcquiggin ups the 'pleasurable strangeness' of Broughton's original with increasingly splenetic rhythmic cuts and visual non-sequiturs. 
Transmitters continues the tradition of 'the park' as a place of self-reflection and respite from urban hullabaloo, as well as a space for serious transformative experience - as seen and heard in works by artists diverse as The UV Race (Life Park), The Kinks (Village Green Preservation Society), Gary Numan (Down In The Park) and Prince (Paisley Park).  
"Stylish, funny, charming - Transmitters may be a slight film but it is by no means an inconsiderable one" (reworked excerpt from the Pleasure Garden BFI DVD booklet, Jim Cook, 2009)

Friday, 29 May 2015


Ecke & Boon as John & Jennifer for the first time at The Lumen Lake a couple of weeks ago.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

TV Eyes 2

Hey, Marc Riley has a new show on iPlayer and he kindly asked Monotony & Sauna Youth to come up and be on it... It was a suitably strange experience, heightened by the fact this was all filmed at about 9 in the morning. We're supremely grateful though that he'd let a bunch of unknown chancers take up two slots on his TV show. It was all nicely contrasted too by seeing this after we came home from playing Power Lunches on Monday afternoon (which was great, thanks for coming, etc...)

Anyway, here's MONOTONY

Friday, 15 May 2015

Evil on my nose

Right, right, right....

The 7"s exist -

We're having a Bank Holiday Monday Monotony Matinee to celebrate that they exist - 

See you at that, Powerlunches during the day with us, THE WORMS & DAS BOOTS THE CHEMIST......... how could that be missed? Home in time for tea too. NO EXCUSES.

Other things - we got interviewed for Loud & Quiet magazine

We're taking on interns... unpaid of course. 

interested? apply here - huxleyboon@gmail.com

ALSO, the first appearance of JOHN & JENNIFER at Lewisham Art House NEXT TUESDAY

Rgihttttttt. back to it. love.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

TV Eyes

Hi, we had a lovely weekend away thanks. Our tour diary...


Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Party Party

WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS... (as you can see)

Upset The Rhythm presents…
SAUNA YOUTH *Album Launch*
Friday 5 June
The Old Baths, 80 Eastway, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5JH
8pm | £5 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/317117

Friday, 10 April 2015


Two opportunities to vote...

Steve Lamacq/Tom Ravenscroft has us up for his Rebel Playlist at 6music, we're up against the "next Strokes" apparently so we prob have no chance. It's the taking part that counts as we all know.

Vote for the Palma Violets here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1JYT7n4ccCylMKk3WLN3JVg/which-is-your-favourite-track-vote-now

The other opportunity you need to register for here -


Thursday, 26 March 2015

Form IV

Jen wrote a tour diary from when Monotony went up North the other week. It's up on Form IV.

P.S. Thanks to everyone who helped us out doing it, we had a lot of fun. x

Tuesday, 17 March 2015



Forms are growing
Bulging , showing
High rise living ,
Low-rent dream

Acquisitions, no ambition
Jumping off the balcony

New erections
Wrong direction
Living in captivity

Landscape changing
Living in plasticity



Hackney wick
Bethnal Green
Where's OUR



Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Today, tomorrow and the day after

Tonight - Sheffield @ The Audacious Art Experiment

Tomorrow - Nottingham @ JT Soar

The day after in Manchester @ Big Hands Bar

aaaaand, we have t-shirts and some tapes with us. reasonable prices. thanks, see you later.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Let's talk about it

So if you're a reader of the Quietus then today you would've seen that our new record is 100% done. We have music, recorded at Sound Savers with Mark Jasper, mixed by Boon & mastered by Kris Lapke. We have a name for it, "Distractions", we have a cover, courtesy of Owen Richards and we have a label, Upset The Rhythm to release it into the world. So far, so good. There will be plenty more to come but for now you can listen to "Transmitters" from the record, look at a photo of us taken by Robin Christian and then if you really want, go crazy and pre-order the record.

Ta. x

Monday, 16 February 2015


µø~ø†ø~¥ MONOTONY µø~ø†ø~¥
µø~ø†ø~¥ MINI TOUR µø~ø†ø~¥

5th March - Sheffield, Audacious Art Experiment
6th March - Nottingham, JT Soar
7th March - Manchester, Big Hands

Tuesday, 13 January 2015