Big thanks to all those who made it down to the album launch on Sunday. A lovely vibe, John Stammers was captivating and The Monks had a ball. Next up Chorlton, Manchester (The Jackalope) this Thurs eve.MonkOne


The Monks return after 6 year hiatus

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“Very, very beautiful… Pure magic” 
Mary Anne Hobbs BBC6 Music
“This is gorgeous, beautiful… I absolutely adore it” 
Gary Crowley BBC London
“New Monks Kitchen album is great. Especially if you like shanties, musical interludes and thunder cracks”
Andy Welch, Head of Music Press Association


The Monks new single Shake and b-side Bluebird are now available to buy as downloads or limited edition 7″ vinyl.

Click here to order direct from Wonderfulsound Records
(7″ comes with free download)

Or here to purchase from iTunes (DL only)


The Monks new album “Music from…” will be available on vinyl, CD and download and is due to be released in November 2013 on Wonderfulsound Records.

New single Shake,  a lo-fi cover of the Sam Cooke classic, is due out on limited edition 7inch and as a download in October 2013 – watch the video above.

Exclusive album launch gigs in London and Manchester will be announced shortly.