Following their 2013 remarkable debut album ‘The Shadow of Heaven’, Manchester band ‘MONEY’ have lately released their second album titled ‘Suicide Songs’.
Yes as if the title itself did not grab your attention, you should check the cover of the album which pictures a shirtless Jamie Lee with a knife pointed to his forehead. The charismatic, in your face, loon of a poet/vocalist has again went back to his dirty diary of scribblings/masterpieces and penned out 9 tracks whose titles could well be censored in an anti-drugs campaign.
The alternative quarter was formed back in 2011, with Jamie Lee on Vocals/Guitars, Charlie Cocksedge on guitar, Billy Byron on bass and Scott Beaman on drums. Having started out playing in Salford’s Sacred Trinity Church, the band eventually signed to Bella Union, since they were chased down by the label’s Big Man Simon Raymonde – (ex Cocteau Twins bassist). Since then MONEY had toured with the likes of ‘Wild Beasts, played at numerous festivals across Europe and the US, and had a music video directed by Irish Famous actor ‘Cillian Murphy’.
A cocaine Christmas and An Alcoholic’s New Year
Unlike their previous album release, this one is a bit more on a downer as it boasts tracks such as ‘You Look like a sad painting on both sides’ ‘Suicide Song’ ‘Hopeless World’ and the notorious ‘A cocaine Christmas and An Alcoholic’s New Year’.
‘MONEY’ will be bringing their gloom and doom live to Kantine Berghain on the 5th March and for the special occasion we’re giving away 2 tickets, so that you and your loved one/friend can listen to some songs which hopefully do not drive you to the point of suicide.
Write to us or leave a comment to win the tickets
In the meantime just so you can maybe draw your own inspiration from a person who likes to spend time in pubs, and aspires to be a librarian.
Article by Shawn James
Photo by Julien Bourgeois
Noel Maurice is one of the founders of indieberlin. Originally from the UK via a childhood in Johannesburg, he has been resident in Berlin since 1991. Describing himself as a ‘recovering musician’, he is the author of The Berlin Diaires, a trilogy detailing the East Berlin art and squat scene of the early 90s, available on Amazon and through this site.