Caught in the darkly alluring orbit of Salford’s White Hotel, MONK channel pure rock ‘n’ roll through an arty, hard-hitting electro lens. We’ve Put Something In The Water brings together just three of the band’s tracks, but the dank opener fills its time luxuriously, dizzying oscillator cascades setting the tempo, filthy bass tones building up a sweat, a metallic guitar sheen reflecting frontman Dan Broomhall’s gobby holler off every angle in the club.
Pad-driven pulses do the heavy lifting next, marauding composition mixing with sneering vocals to deliver a readymade dancefloor remix. Closing with percussive rippling under a gnawing, uneasy beat, Broomhall is just as threatening it turns out when melancholy as he is when impassioned. And just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water too!