The Dublin band Autre Monde are today sharing their first single since 2020’s debut album Imaginary Museum with us.
‘Don’t Have Brain’ is a weird little song from the foursome of Paddy Hanna (vocals, keyboards), Padraig Cooney (bass, synth, vocals), Mark Chester (guitar) and Eoghan O’Brien (drums, keyboards, backing vocals).
The track, along with the album was created with the rule “no prior ideas” applied, meaning the songs only came out of playing together in rehearsals. It’s a delight.
The track is available out now on Bandcamp and from 1st March on all other streaming platforms
Autre Monde Live
Autre Monde will play a headline show at the Drury Buildings in Dublin on Thursday, 23rd March with special guests A Lethal Black Ooze, a garage/punk/psych band made up of past/present members of Spies, M(h)aol and Tau & the Drones of Praise. Doors are at 8pm, tickets are €12 and are on sale now.
Autre Monde met through their involvement together in a network of bands that at one stage or another were central to the Popical Island collective (Skelocrats, Grand Pocket Orchestra, Ginnels, No Monster Club, Land Lovers, the Paddy Hanna band).
They were invited to play at the 2020 South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas as part of the Music from Ireland showcase alongside the likes of Pillow Queens and the Murder Capital, but days before the event, global events took their course and it was cancelled, along with the rest of the band’s touring plans in support of The Imaginary Museum. It was the ordinary flow of life (3 of the 4 members became first-time fathers in 2021/22) that subsequently delayed Autre Monde’s return to full-time activity, but they did accompany the mighty Melts on a couple of late-2022 shows. Now here they are in 2023, ready to go and hoping that the people who took so much enjoyment from their early music agree that it was worth the wait for more.
Don’t Have Brain Lyrics
Here they come, here they come, here they come back
They will only come to the radio shack
Don’t have money, don’t have brain
They will never, never change
It’s a weight, it’s a weight
How to wait when it’s long gone?
On our way to get owned
On our way
I don’t want to go alone
(One day we won’t be alone)
Autre Monde Socials
On The Record’ is a great song about the irresponsible pursuit of making music professionally