No Monster Club, “Hippocampus Circus Maximus”

Justin Hernandez

We’ve got the exclusive premiere of the new track off Where Did You Get That Milkshake?, the US debut from Dublin, Ireland’s No Monster Club. The tune is “Hippocampus Circus Maximus” and that’s a fitting title for a song that has traces of world rhythms and is jaunty and fun enough to find itself being played under the big top. This isn’t to say the tune is all calliopes or trumpeting animals, but rather a whirligig of bright, chiming tones as heard through an indie rock prism.

“Hippocampus Circus Maximus” opens with a cheery electric guitar riff  that nevertheless manages to convey the fragility of the instrument. This isn’t some impeccably produced digital version of a guitar, this is a raw and real instrument that, when combined with the rest of the band, can still generate enough emotion and power to get people moving. And move you will as the tune picks you up and pulls you along on its exuberant, vibrant march with lyrics far less sunny chronicling disbelief of death, the bliss of ignorance clearly portrayed by the musical celebration itself.

No Monster Club’s Where Did You Get That Milkshake? is set for release in the US on Emotional Response Records on September 19 and is available for pre-order now. You can follow No Monster club on Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, and YouTube. You can also catch No Monster Club on their Fall US Tour on the following dates:

9/24 Louie’s Back Room, Kalamazoo, MI
9/25 Burlington Bar, Chicago, IL
9/26 Pinky Swear, Chicago, IL
9/27 Stone Tavern at Michel’s, Kent, OH
9/28 Coyote Joe’s, Dubois, PA
9/29 The Dev, Utica, NY
9/30 TBA, NYC
10/1 Our Lady of Perpetual Hope, Hempstead, NY
10/5 New Funky Jungle, Providence, RI

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