Monsters Calling Home is an indie band that I discovered on the blog of Ellen Oh (thank you, Ellen!) and have been listening to almost constantly since. They have this beautifully textured, lush sound that's made up of accoustic arrangements and mellow vocals, and they not only perform their own quirky, unique songs but do the occasional unexpected cover.
What I really love about this band, though, is that (from the videos I've seen, anyway) they're really sweet, humble people who've achieved the success they have through being willing to work ridiculously hard and put up with a lot of discomfort. They're not huge yet, but I hope they will be one day. They deserve it.
I tweeted about them all over the place a couple of weeks ago, but it only occurred to me this morning that I'd never recommended them 'officially' on the blog. So here we go! I officially recommend them!
Check out the Monsters Calling Home website here. You can buy their songs either directly from their website or through iTunes. Here's a sample of their music:
My favourite song of there's is possibly their emotional, lyrical, cover of The Killer's Mr Brightside. I'm unable to embed that here, but this is the page where you can listen to it for free.
And here's a video of the band performing another great original song, Foxbeard:
I now feel that my work here is done :) See you all on Tuesday, lovelies!