Having signed to Bella Union after two limited edition 7″ singles last year, Manchester-based quartet MONEY are currently putting the finishing touches to their much-anticipated debut album, due for release late summer.
In the meantime, Bella Union are thrilled to reveal the mesmerising video to Bluebell Fields, the majestic first single from the album. The video represents a loving collaboration between the band and young animator Dan W. Jacobs.
Selling out shows before they’d even released a single, MONEY have drawn devoted fans to strange, beautiful and passionate gigs around the city over the last year or so, with much mythologised shows in the Sacred Trinity Church and a crumbling building known as the Bunker: an abandoned factory in the shadows of Strangeways. Here they created their own sense of beauty in the void, stating “celebration is at the heart of doom”
After hearing ‘So Long (God Is Dead)’, Simon Raymonde decided he had to track them down: “They’re interesting people with a lot to say, and the live shows fascinated me. They were so extravagant and thoughtful, so rare in a new band.” Finding himself in the Bunker, Simon fell under the spell of a band led by a fallen angel with a Macbeth haircut and a mischievous glint in his eye. A band on a quest to discover new values, new ways of being, for these spiritually impoverished times. As Jamie says, “Our aim with this band – in all things we do – is to create the world afresh on our own terms.”
MONEY will be playing UK shows in June and July. Dates/info below:
Sunday 9 June – BIRMINGHAM – Hare & Hounds (£7)
Monday 10 June – GLASGOW – King Tuts (£7)
Tuesday 11 June – LIVERPOOL – Leaf (£7)
Thursday 13 June – LONDON – The Waiting Room (£10)
Friday 14 June – HEBDEN BRIDGE – Trades Club (£7)
Friday 12 July – MANCHESTER – Festival Square & Pavilion Theatre [Manchester International Festival] (£12)
Saturday 13 July – MANCHESTER – Festival Square & Pavilion Theatre [Manchester International Festival] (£12)