Local duo Monet write songs about relationships: the way they start, finish and sometimes even fail to happen.
Comprised of vocalist Lisa Jones and guitarist Ross Quick, the pair formed in early 2012 after both had spent time in various bands. Debut album ‘Humble Beginnings’ was recorded at Studios 301 Byron Bay, and despite its eclectic mix of styles it maintains a fairly traditional approach to songwriting.
Jones’ powerful voice and Quick’s skilful finger-picking make for a gentle, pleasant listen, while session musicians Blakely Akers (bass) and Glen Baker (drums) provide strong support.
The songs display the duo’s knack for melody: ‘Disconnected’, with its hook-laden chorus, stands out as a perfect single choice, ‘Bourbon Stain’ invokes moody jazz and blues classics and ‘Flying’ is ethereal and meditative. A self-assured, classy and sophisticated debut.