Graffiti Vibe Introduces 'Mone'
‘Gut-wrenching and mesmerising performances drenched in authenticity, Mone provokes and soothes in the same breath both on stage and on record.’ Cameron James Laing, founder of The Famous Gold Watch Records and recording studios
Her thought-evoking subjects – muses, lost loves, power struggles, morality and sex – convalesce in a deeply primal self-expression. Having built a rare and genuine live following after arriving in Berlin, there’s a staggering honesty, range and command in her live performances that induce a spellbound state, locking eyes with her audience and carrying them along in a flare of cutting but darkly tantalising melody.
Throughout her repertoire resides an often damning examination of the self that dances between the sweetness, innocence and the vicious torment of our inner beings; an anthology on love and longing, both at odds and wholly together in the same step - in a dance, and at war.
Mone arrived permanently on the Dark Folk scene in Berlin after returning to the Netherlands to complete Art School and was swiftly signed by newly founded label The Famous Gold Watch Records. Mone is currently recording her debut album, ‘Crocodile Kisses’ at the label’s studios of the same name - a beautifully 1930s speakeasy/Victorian Britain inspired studio set in the basement of a former Stasi munitions factory that has become the hub for Berlin’s underground scene. The album is due for release in late 2020.
Rat is a song that embraces raw energy, anger and madness in a Tarentino-esque outburst of sonic intensity. Written almost as some kind of frenzied ode to Berlin’s wild and hedonistic lifestyle, it draws parallels with Fiona Apple’s latest album ‘Fetch the Bolt Cutters’ with a Tom Waitsian ability to be both hounding and aggressive whilst dipping in and out of a dizzying joyous swing akin to an ancient broken down circus where the performers still hang around in their tattered outfits and broken dreams. Vulnerable and powerful, mad in moments, but first and foremost, human.