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Monsters In The Attic

ArtForm: CityShowcase Act/Composer

Monsters In The Attic are a London based trio who play up-beat rock n' roll with hard rock influences, riding between down-strung punk beats and power ballad harmonic melodies. Inspired by bands such as the Rocket From The Crypt, Priestess and even The Beach Boys, they sing tongue-in-cheek songs about riding your luck, zombie girlfriends back from the dead and generally being bad-ass.

After touring the Camden circuit for the past few years, making notable appearances at the Purple Turtle, the Mean Fiddler and even headlining at The Underworld, they are ready to take their act to the next level. Next year, they will be releasing their third EP, ʻBe Luckyʼ, containing the rebel rousing ʻBe Luckyʼ, booze fueled ʼMojitoʼ and epic ʼTell Julesʼ. Then in March, they plan to put their day-jobs on hold and tour the US and Europe.

Composed of cockney singer Patch Barbet, John Frusciantesque lead-guitar Tom Walding and bluesinspired bassist Ben Wooster, this band is spearheading a mission to punch the fun back into rock n' roll and offer a refreshing alternative to stereotypically stroppy-faced musicians. Their hedonistic approach hasn't gone unnoticed either, as the band were voted top band of 2008 by Total Rockʼs NWO Show and boast over 600 fans on their mailing list. With natural charm transgressing the stage and great audience interaction, they whip-up crowds into an infectious frenzy and have even swayed more reserved listeners into lightening up and having fun.

Despite being on the search for a new drummer, after Hiku returned to his native Brazil last September, the Monsters have been playing a string successful gigs with temporary replacements and will also begin a series of acoustic shows in January, adding flamenco flavor and bluegrass rhythm to their rock repertoire.

Dispensing with traditional distribution methods, Be Lucky will only be available on USB sticks containing songs, videos and other interactive content, although users may also access songs and videos via the Monsters In The Attic MySpace and YouTube pages.

“Pure, heavy punk rock with a live show thatʼs full of destructive passion...ʼ” - How to Make It In Music Guide

“... Monsters In The Attic is a fearsome welding of a combination of varying rock styles and metal influences.” - Metal Hammer

“Within three seconds youʼll believe monsters do exist...” - Logo Magazine

Biog as provided for City Showcase 2010

Featuring In:

Monsters in the Attic in Lee Jeans
Friday 07.05.2010
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Friday 07.05.2010
City Showcase at RTTB 2010
Sunday 26.09.2010
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