There comes a time in every Australian writers life (I think) when they cover a local collaboration that stands above the rest of the local collaborations. Today is that day. Today, I’m covering ‘Butterflies’ by No Mono. No Mono is a new duo made up of two of the countries favourite Tom’s – Tom Iansek (of Big Scary and this great track from last week) and Tom Snowdon (who’s been a part of a heap of great Aussie releases). Their debut single ‘Butterflies’ dropped recently, but with a new video comes a new reason to cover it and it’s safe to say this is a stunning piece of music. Written “about the concept of persistent and living fear”, the track is beautifully intense and aurally confronting. Snowdon’s falsetto rises throughout the pulsating synths, emerging like a phoenix from the smoke (I am actually picturing this as I listen to it). The synths swallow its surrounding soundscape, and the painful lyrics match perfectly, captivating the ear. The guttural performance from Snowdon in the clip only furthers this powerful tale. This is truly something special.
‘Butterflies’ is out now via Pieater.
PS. No Mono are also heading out on tour early next year. They’ll be visiting the usual haunts in Melbourne and Sydney, but have made a special effort to include Alice Springs on their debut tour, where Tom Snowdon grew up. See dates and details below.
February 16th, Friday – Sydney – Lansdowne Hotel
February 17th, Saturday – Alice Springs – Epilogue
February 23rd, Friday – Melbourne – Northcote Social Club