“With a touch of ATDI, some gorgeous sonic textures and aching vocals, this Portsmouth mob demand your attention from the off” Kerrang!
“all over the place – in a good way – with the odd, math-rock time signature mix-up pushing them away from local band mediocrity, and attention-grabbing vocals that drift between melodies and high-pitched screaming” – Rock Sound
UK post-hardcore quartet Munroe Effect have announced the release their debut album ‘ULTRAVIOLENCELAND’, on the 30th May on Dead Planet Records. These guys haven’t had an easy ride, having left behind an unproductive management deal after promises of much needed funding that failed to come into fruition, the band took initiative and decided to take matters into their own hands to do what they had to. The result of this frustrating journey being an explosive record, ripe with equal measures of impassioned free flowing melody and the kind of intensely calculated angular ferocity that’s been absent from this scene for far too long.
With a history of accomplished live performance, shows include support for The Subways, Young Guns and Gay for Johnny Depp, and a tantalising album teaser, the Portsmouth four piece have already been getting noticed in the right places, with Daniel P Carter playing the album opener ‘The Escape (Part Two)’ on his Radio 1 Rock Show, and BBC Radio Wales Introducing DJ Jen Long showing support on her blog.
With Alan Douche (Dillinger Escape Plan, Brand New, Norma Jean) being the man behind the mastering, ‘ultraviolenceland’ is set to be a stand out debut of truly epic proportions, hitting the post-hardcore scene with a hard and much needed smack in the kisser.’
Munroe Effect – May Tour
6th May – Derby @ The Mist
7th May – Bolton @ Dog & Partridge
12th May – London @ Vibe Bar w/ runWALK!
15th May – Southampton @ Hamptons w/ SHAPES
21st May – Chichester
26th May – London @ The Monarch
29th May – Portsmouth @ The Fat Fox w/ The Worldonfire
June 2nd – Boilerooms Guildford