Following the disbanding of the critically acclaimed Goldheart Assembly, singer-songwriter John Herbert retreated away to write material for a new project, Mono Club. Calling upon past members of Goldheart Assembly and guitarist/producer Dan Bell, Mono Club entered the studio with Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers) to record what would become their debut album.
Their first single 'Sky High and Submarine
' was greeted favourably upon its release and was playlisted on 6 Music, receiving support from Steve Lamacq. A second single,
Third single 'Place Called Home
' was co-written with the newly recruited Lyla Foy (Sub Pop). Writing of the song upon its release Huffington Post noted ‘it begins with gently surfacing synths escalating to a bright radiance that flows into a buoyant jangle pop melody flavored with hints of psyche’
Mono Club’s debut album 'Sky High and Submarine' was released on 23rd March 2018. The accompanying radio single 'Best Laid Plans' was described by Clash as "a retro-futurist fusion with a killer chorus".