The Monochrome Set have been producing arch indie-pop with a raised eyebrow for some decades now. Their wry sound, peppered with literary cultural references and barbed wit, typified the Cherry Red Indie assault of the early 80s and spawned admirers and imitators alike.
Now a new album – ‘Maisieworld’ (their 14th!) will be released on February 9th on Tapete Records. On the same day a 6-CD/6-LP box set “1979–1985: Complete Recordings” will also be released on Tapete. It includes their first four studio albums (‘Strange Boutique’, ‘Love Zombies’, ‘Eligible Bachelors’ and ‘The Lost Weekend’) and all of their singles that have ever been released. Plus in-depth liner notes by singer Bid himself and Robert Rotifer.
The releases coincide with an extensive UK tour, with a few European dates thrown in for good measure, and the promise of extra dates being added throughout the coming months.
11.02.18 UK-London – The Lexington
23.02.18 D-Augsburg – City Club
24.02.18 D-Karlsruhe – KOHI
25.02.18 FR-Paris – Supersonic Club
02.03.18 UK-Norwich – Epic Studios
03.03.18 UK-Oxford – The Jericho
16.03.18 UK-Southhampton – The Talking Heads
17.03.18 UK-Bristol – The Thunderbolt
23.03.18 UK-Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
24.03.18 UK-Preston – The Continental
13.04.18 UK-Newcastle – The Cluny 2
14.04.18 UK-Glasgow – Stereo
15.04.18 UK-Edinburgh – The Voodoo Rooms
11.05.18 UK-Lewes – Lewes Con Club
12.05.18 UK-Cambridge – The Portland Arms
19.05.18 UK-London – The Half Moon