After five years of silence from Melbourne outfit Monnone Alone, the indie-pop gurus are making up for lost time with two recent singles out, ahead of the band’s May 10 album release Summer of the Mosquito. Monnone Alone led by Lost and Lonesome label headMark Monnone, are now ready to share the music video for second single, ‘Do It Twice’which was premiered by US publication The Big Take Over. The song’s candid ramble down memory lane has had the same yesteryear concept applied to it for the screen with help from director/cinematographer Lily Youngsmith and editor Lehmann B. Smith. The videoshowcases the band’s knockabout personality while pairing a low-fi visual perfectly to the raw Monnone Alone sound.
“Our new single ‘Do it Twice’ is written from the point-of-view of a mid-40s gentleman, looking back over the years and realising his greatest achievements – the things that have really left an imprint on his being and still bring a twinkle to the eye – are the things that didn’t work out so well; awkwardly handled social interactions, frustrating miscommunications, situations that went monumentally wrong and made the heart beat ever faster and really fire up the perspiration glands. With this in mind, for the video, it was obvious the first thing we needed to get our hands on was a green screen.” – Mark Monnone
The ‘Do It Twice’ video conveys the same sense of clumsy nostalgia as depicted in Mark Monnone’s songwriting. Taking inspiration from acts like Madness, Talking Heads andOrange Juice, for better or worse the band leapt into the green screen-realm to shoot the clip. The final touch was to drop some 60s and 70s Australian home movies (scavenged at a garage sale) into the background.
Be sure to catch Monnone Alone when they tour the east coast with shows in Melbourne, Beechworth, Canberra, Thirroul and Sydney during March and April.
Monnone Alone ‘Do It Twice’ Tour Dates
Friday 29 March – Secret Collingwood location Melbourne VIC
Supports: Full Ugly & Earache
Follow Monnone Alone facebook for the secret location.
Saturday 30 March – Tanswell’s Commercial Hotel, Beechworth VIC
Friday 12 April – Polish White Eagle Club, Canberra ACT
Supports: Dog Name + Petre Out & the Tyreslashers
Tickets via Trybooking
Saturday 13 April – Frank’s Wild Years, Thirroul NSW
Record Store Day instore performance from 1:30pm
Full line-up TBA
Sunday 14 April – Botany View Hotel, Sydney NSW
Supports: Even As We Speak
‘Do It Twice’ b/w ‘The Sea and the City’ out now!
Summer of the Mosquito out Friday 10 May through The Lost and Lonesome Recording Co.
Limited 7” vinyl available via www.lostandlonesome.com.au