In Europe the monks make liqueurs, in the land down under they make music.
But is it a coincidence that the first video here mentions spirit? :0)
The Monks of Mellonwah who hail from Sydney, NSW are:
A four-piece alternative rock and indie band based in Sydney, the Monks of Mellonwah draw on a variety of influences driving each member to create a fresh and unique sound, blending elements of classic blues & rock with modern indie and alternative rock.
Will Maher (vocals)
Joe de la Hoyde (backing vocals/guitar)
John de la Hoyde (bass)
Josh Baissari (drums)
Their first E.P., Stars Are Out, is testament to such a unique blend, and has been highly praised since its release in 2010.
Now their amazing new EP Neurogenesis is ready to cut a swathe through the rock world. It was released on May 24, 2012. Contributing to the new EP were Grammy Award winning producer Jeff Bova (Michael Jackson, Billy Joel), Ryan Miller (RM Music) and renowned engineer Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers).
"Neurogenesis" features 4 alternative rock tracks which explore a range of concepts from Oppenheimer and the creation of the atomic bomb in 'Neurogenesis' to the longing for life in 'Neverending Spirit'.
So check out some of their music and see if you don't agree as to how good they are.
Shades of Californication, and that's in a good way.
Neverending Spirit Neverending Spirit is the second track on the Monks of Mellonwah's new EP - Neurogenesis.
Neurogeneis EP -
2. Neverending Spirit
4. You Shine
5. Neurogenesis (Radio Edit)
Copyright Monks of Mellonwah 2012
Check out this great live version of track one from the EP of the same name.
Neurogenesis Monks of Mellonwah performing their song Neurogenesis live at the The Australian Brewery Rouse Hill, Sydney.
EP launch 25th May, 2012
Let's put a nickle in the way back machine and check out an earlier gem of theirs.
And while we are at it, still in the wayback machine, a band with no fear. Covering Pink Floyd no less.
Comfortably Numb The Monks of Mellonwah perform cover "Comfortably Numb" live @ Sydney's Annandale Hotel mid 2010
Check out some of the other tracks.