As No Mono wrap up their Islands part 2 tour, they leave us with parting gift ‘Finally’ – a track that bridges together part 1 and part 2, to help create Islands. To be released as a double LP on vinyl. Watch HERE.
The duo of Tom Snowdon and Tom Iansek have done a lot in their two short years – released Islands part 1 (2018) and Islands part 2 (2019), toured Australia (including trips to the NT), and played The Sydney Opera House, Splendour In the Grass and A Festival Called Panama.
Part 1 and part 2 will now be united in a two-disc LP, with re-worked cover art by Iansek.
New track ‘Finally’ is a lil’ icing on the cake, and comes with a video by Adam Kiers. The clip beautifully complements the atmosphere of the song’s dramatic, haunting atmosphere and features extraordinary dancer Thuba Ndibali dancing through iconic Sydney apartment block ‘Glenview Court.’ The massive hospital-like apartments towering over Sydney’s Tamarama beach since the 60’s. After 12 years in-the-making it is finally redeveloped and currently stands empty.
There’s a lot of history in this building – though designed by renowned architect Harry Seidler, the original developer went broke half-way through construction and the budget result was a shadow of Seidler’s vision. Over the years the heavily criticised “eyesore” became a haven for artists, and all-night car parties, drug busts and fires are all part of the folklore. Artist Craig Ruddy painted the Archibald prize-winning portrait of David Gulpilil here back in 2004.
Having been a resident for four years, director Kiers saw beauty in the building’s decay, and wanted to capture this before it was redeveloped and gentrified. “There’s a definite sense of camaraderie and community in the building, which is rare in Sydney. The video will be spiritual homage to the building, the view, and all the people that have lived and loved here over the 49 years.”
‘Finally’ is out now.
Islands deluxe LPs are available now (shipping Dec)