I Don’t Want To Do This Again / Don’t Worry
Legendary all-female Monks homage Ye Nuns put out their very 1st 45, featuring previously unreleased songs written by original Monks bass-player, Eddie Shaw!! The Monks left tantalisingly few songs for the world to enjoy. But hold on to your wimples, there are two more about to be released into the wild. All-woman Monks tribute band, Ye Nuns, have got their devoted hands on two tonsure-tickling tracks penned by original Monk Eddie Shaw. I Don’t Want To Do This Again and Don’t Worry. Hear those tribal drums thud! Wonder at the off-kilter tunes! These are two songs that wouldn’t be out of place on cult classic LP Black Monk Time. Given to the band by Eddie (he’s a fan), the songs were recorded at Gizzard Studios in London. On paper, Ye Nuns are a tribute band. An all-girl celebration of The Monks, proto-krautrock garage punkers formed by a gang of American GIs stationed in Germany who legendarily sported tonsures and nooses on stage. But Ye Nuns are more than a tribute band.
Formed by seven London ladies in 2006, Ye Nuns send witchy, six-part harmonies crashing over scratchy guitars, layer on evil fuzz bass and add pounding drums. Lead vocals screech and soar. Electric banjo hacks relentlessly. Vintage keyboard sounds stab. Yet it’s still music that puts grins on faces and gets feet moving. In an arena where youth is often prized above talent, a band of seven women north of 40 is virtually unprecedented. Their experience and assured poise shines through on stage. There’s no need for faux-sexy posing or cute apologetic stylings. Members’ other bands include Curve, Mambo Taxi, Thee Headcoatees, Gay Dad, The A-Lines, Echobelly, Joanne Joanne, London Dirthole Company, Phantom Pregnancies and The Priscillas to name about one tenth.
Debut album Nun More Black grinds, grooves and assaults. Recorded in two days flat on old-fashioned tape at Gizzard studios, there are proper tunes, moments of astonishing avant-garde sonic assault and lashings of righteous ire. Which you can dance to. Again, Ye Nuns are more than a tribute band.
7" - Limited to 500 copies on heavyweight 7” vinyl in double-sided fold-over card sleeve.
- Genre UK & EU
- Released 11/05/18