Today we’re announcing a pioneering collaboration with acclaimed Icelandic newcomers, Mono Town, with an exclusive release of their debut tracks on Deezer.
The Reykjavik three piece are set to be huge in 2014, with their captivating tracks ‘Jackie O’ and ‘Peacemaker’ setting the tone for what’s to come. Following this period of exclusivity on Deezer, the tracks will be available to download from iTunes and will be released as a limited edition vinyl.
Sally-Anne McKeown from Mono Town’s label, Key Music Management said: “Streaming has an important role to play in the future of the music industry. As managers, we are constantly looking for new and exciting partners to create opportunities to launch artists and new music. Deezer has allowed us the freedom to create an innovative launch platform and reach a global audience of millions for Mono Town.”
Pierre Niboyet, Head of Artist Marketing at Deezer, said: “We love this band and we’re pleased to support them. But more than that, this collaboration between Deezer, KMM and Mono Town is transformative. Through a shared love of music, we’ve come together to give Mono Town a deserved launch platform – their story is just the start of what we hope to be a music industry revolution. We’re really excited to see whether we can in some way be part of Mono Town’s future success – we’re big fans and they deserve to be heard.”
Mono Town’s self produced debut, `In The Eye of The Storm’, was mixed by Grammy Award Winner Michael Brauer and their live shows are already receiving international acclaim. The trio most recently played alongside Nick Cave at the inaugural All Tomorrow’s Parties in Iceland, followed up by a performance at the internationally prestigious Iceland Airwaves Festival. They are now supporting The Pixies as special guests on their European tour.
Mono Town said: “All new artists want to get their music out there, just as there are loads of people with an appetite to discover something new. The problem is matching one with the other. The approach we’ve taken here to release our debut material directly through Deezer is a new way of doing things which will get our music heard.”
Look out for a Deezer Session with the band coming soon, and the premiere of Mono Town’s debut album ‘In the Eye of the Storm’, from January 27th 2014.
Listen to ‘Jackie O’ and ‘Peacemaker’ below.