The Mojo Slide: New Single – To Kill A Monkey

The Mojo SlideCambridgeshire’s The Mojo Slide have just released their single To Kill a Monkey.

It’s the 4th track from their current album, Manic Panic. Their music is described as “filthy-blues rock n roll” and To Kill A Monkey embodies this, with 3 raucous minutes of no-nonsense, stomping blues rock!

To Kill a Monkey follows previous singles Good Times, Not in My Name and Good Man Down – all picking up huge plays on the radio including Janice Long’s show on BBC Wales, Johnny Doom on Kerrang! Radio, Wyatt Wendels at Planet Rock, Rock Radio UK, Roger McCormick on Brooklands Radio, BBC Cambridgeshire, 2XS Rocks, Nevis Radio and Total Rock to name but a few.

On the single, the band say: “It’s one of the very first songs we wrote – we actually wrote it nearly 10 years ago! But it’s taken this long to be released. It’s a live favourite – we often finish our gigs with it as it gets the crowd going. It’s a dirty blues rock ‘n’ roll number – a real foot stomper!”

They go on to talk about the new video to the track: “We pride ourselves on our videos – so it’s been a little frustrating filming our own lyric videos in a lockdown. But this song is a bit random and we wanted to make sure that was shown in the video we did :-). Yes, the drummer is playing on the toilet, in a morph suit. And yes, we have a guest musician playing harmonica is a Trump mask. It was certainly good fun doing it”.

Players on To Kill A Monkey:

Mark Wilks – Lead Vocals
Mike Fenna – Electric Guitar (lead), Backing Vocals, Piano
Michael Graham – Drums
Matt Legg – Electric Guitar (rhythm)
Danny Savage – Bass Guitar
Rick Holden – Harmonica

“Manic Panic is a perfectly paced record that succeeds in striking a balance between balls to the wall rock and something more tender, more introspective. Timeless much of their aesthetic maybe, but in exhibiting a side to the band that seems altogether more contemporary, The Mojo Slide have dragged the 1970s kicking and screaming into 2020, and it couldn’t be more welcomed”.  – Louder Than War.

The band have already written enough material for another album – and then some, and are looking forward to getting back to rehearsing to see how the songs come out. They add “…and given how long it takes us to get albums out we might have to start work on it quite soon!”


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