Self-described Dublin disco-punks Munky are back with their brand new single, Megaton.
Swiftly following their debut EP ‘Un, Deux, Trois, Cat’ and subsequent European tour in support of cowpunk legends Meat Puppets, Megaton – named after a fortified settlement from the post-apocalyptic action role-playing open world video game, Fallout 3 – was produced by Dan Doherty (Fontaines DC, Somebody’s Child, Vulpynes) and deals with themes of guilt, shame, murder and ecological disaster against an irresistible funk groove and dark, noisy, post-punk soundscapes.
“We really embraced the studio on this track. After our first release this year we were excited to get back in and further carve out our sound to tape. This track was built off the drum and bass groove. We threw any semblance of music theory out the window, and just wrote what felt right.
The lyrics came from the music, I was singing a lot of non-sequiturs when we’d jam, and certain themes emerged. Sam (Russell – drums) says it sounds like Earth but not Earth. Like we teleported in to the future and found the remnants of a world that looks like earth but dead. Conor (Lawlor – guitar) started throwing down some wild ‘far out maaaaaan’ sounds from his guitar which perfectly fit the mood. Don’t ask us how he made the airplane sound at the end of the track.
To be honest I think it sounds like My Chemical Romance did a song with Dr Dre. Is that a horribly uncool thing to say? To be honest I don’t care I still listen to ‘The Black Parade’ and ‘The Chronic’ regularly”.
Munky have been gaining steady momentum thanks to their constant performance schedule since 2017; honing their funky, punky, groovy, psychedelic sound and frenetic stage presence all the while. Their diversity in style is matched by their broad range of lyrical themes; from socially conscious to light hearted to introspective; earning them near universal acclaim.
Munky headline Lost Lane in Dublin on Sunday 13th of October. For a taste of what you’re in for, check out this live, one-take broadcast recorded by the band on Sunday 22nd September. Tickets €14.50 are on sale now.