ABOUT

 Armed with an acoustic guitar that she pounds the hell out out of, this is acoustic punk at it's most fiery and personal...”

– Big Cheese magazine
DETAILS
Based in Sweden
Founded in 2005
Genre: #Punkrock #Acoustic punk
Label: Hands Up Music
MUSIC

This is a preview of Monica and The Explosion's fifth studio album - Go Out! released on September 1st 2021. 
The album is recorded in 2016 Jigsaw studios, UK, mixed by Tom Savage, Jigsaw studios in 2021. Featuring:
Monica Welander - vocals, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Rob Baylis - drums
Ian Stapleton - bass
Tom Savage - electric guitars
All songs written by Monica Welander

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WE ARE
Monica Welander – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Rob Baylis – Drums
Ian Stapleton - Bass
Touring Band:
Otto Länsberg - Electric guitar
Andreas Sköld - Bass
Rolf Axel Almqvist - Drums
...
JP Morer - Drums (int.)
Eoin Page - Bass (int.)
 
Bio

Monica and The Explosion (est. 2005) is Swedish Monica Welander and her acoustic guitar, performing up-tempo songs in a punkish way about stuff in life with a twinkle in the eye.
Sometimes solo, sometimes with a band, but always with loads of energy and presence - whether it is live or recorded.

The sound has been described as ”jukebox punk” - acoustic rock ’n’ roll with attitude.


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UPCOMING SHOWS 2022- 2023
  • Nov 19 Mellemrummet, Copenhagen, DK, with band

  • Nov 30 Tjili Pop, Copenhagen, DK, solo

    2023

  • March 3-4 - FR - Paris, venue TBC, solo

  • March 24th - SWE - Stockholm, Twang, solo

  • April 13th - UK - Edinburgh, Bannerman's, with band

  • Apr 14th – UK – Leicester, Duffy’s bar, with band

  • April 15th - UK - Leeds, Wharf's Chambers, with band

  • Apr 16th – UK - Northampton, King Billy Rock bar, with band

  • Apr 19th - UK - Birmingham, Moseley, Dark Horse, with band

  • Apr 20th – UK – Shrewsbury, Albert’s shed, with band

  • Apr 21st – UK – Manchester, Stockport Spinning Top, with band

  • Apr 22nd – UK – Rotherham, The Hive, with band

  • Apr 23rd – UK – Harrogate, The Den, with band

  • May 11th - SWE - Stockholm, Melodybox, w/band, supporting The Outcasts

  • May 12th - SWE - Malmö, Medley, w/band, supporting The Outcasts

  • May 13th - SWE - Uddevalla,  Studio 32,  w/band, supporting The Outcasts

  • May 25th-28th - UK - Dunoon, Punk on the Peninsula festival, with band

  • June 30th - FR - Montpellier, KJbi, with band

  • July 1st -  FR - Toulouse, Ravelin, with band

  • July 6th - IE - Dublin, Fibber Mgee's, with band

  • July 8th - IE- Ennis,  Magic Garden Festival, with band

 
REPRESENTATION
Label:
Hands Up Music
mail@handsupmusic.se
 
Management:
Hands Up Music
mail@handsupmusic.se
Booking:
Hands Up Music
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PR:
Hands Up Music
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