Following the release of Tides and packed-out EP launch at Brighton's Hope & Ruin on 31st May 2018, EL MOONO returned with the explosive single Catalyst (released 12th October 2018). Recorded with Ben Hampson (Tigercub, Blood Red Shoes), the single delves even further into the bands math-tinged grunge explorations.
The band made their European debut in March 2019 with a special run of packed out headline performances, before hitting the UK festival scene hard in the summer. Having released new single "Aura" on 28th April 2019 in aid of the charity Victim Support, the song (produced by Josh Gallop of Phoxjaw), tackles the issues of domestic violence, from the point of view of both victims and the emotions of victim supporters.
"EL MOONO are a blizzard of long hair and grungy riffs, interspersed with wah-spiked freak-outs…All The Riffs" - Kerrang!
“The Brighton quartet possess the ability to present your ears with pummelling rhythms, visceral vocals and momentous riffs which their current contemporaries could only dream of producing.” - All Things Loud