this is the cover of their debut album - for which i kindly was allowed to contribute a part
the album is out now!!! klick here for listen >>> formermonarchs.bandcamp.com/ <<<
and here is the video of their first single "origins"
Former Monarchs have spent the past 9 months carefully constructing their debut album, 'The Cost of Living'. The Irish four piece have been relatively quiet since touring their previous releases in 2011 and 2012, while they prioritised the recording of their first album. However, they still found time to break their hibernation to play a handful of headline dates and support slots with And So I Watch You From Afar, Enemies and Fighting with Wire. They are now set to release their first full length on limited edition white vinyl, CD and digital formats.
'The Cost of Living' leads on perfectly from their previous releases, full of diverse dynamics, clinical vocals, interweaving guitars and precise driving drums. The album was recorded by Christian Best, a renowned Irish producer, who got the best out of Former Monarchs and dramatically improved the production values beyond previous releases. While the addition of strings, brass and piano enhances the musicianship found within 'The Cost of Living' even further.
Having already been highlighted as 'ones to watch' by BBC Radio 1, anticipation between fans has been growing incrementally as rumours surrounding the album's release grow stronger. Following 'The Cost of Living''s release Former Monarchs will be hitting the touring road again and showcase the album across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe.
i hope you like them, i really do!