By Miles Hurley
You probably already know the stylings of Dave Monks from his work with his indie superstar band Tokyo Police Club. This week, the singer songwriter has released his debut solo album, On A Wave, on Dine Alone Records. Produced by Rob Schnapf, whom has worked with Elliot Smith and Kurt Vile, the album is a gorgeous offering of music that, while inviting a wide range of sounds and shifts in intensity, maintains both a sense of relaxed groove and sharp use of lyrics throughout.
Along with the new album, Monks has released a video for it’s first track, “No One’s Child.” The song is just flat out great, and the video is minimalistic yet pretty enough to lightly compliment it. Stream the video via Monk’s official YouTube page, below.
Next month, Dave Monks will embark on a brief tour, split between solo performances and shows with his indie pop outfit Said The Whale. Full list is here below. For more information, head to Dave Monks’ page here.
Dave Monks Tour:
* Dave Monks solo shows