CURRENTLY NUMBER ONE IN THE UK (Reverbnation alternative Chart), and being plugged internationally by Blue Soap Music.
IndifferentMonKeY is a band driven, and sometimes, crashed by Joseph Lowe.
Using original nineties loops created with his long term friend/collaborator Mark Lingard, Joseph has written and produced music with a new fresh sound that can best be described as 'Funked Up Trip Hop'. Many of the tracks are comments about the world we live in; the debut single focuses on how many people display their lives and reveal their thoughts on Facebook, seemingly without any reservations.
Collaborating with a range of hugely accomplished musicians, IndifferentMonKeY are scheduled to release their debut album 'Human Diamond' in winter 2016. In the meantime their single 'I Can See You (on Facebook)' featuring Keith Ashcroft on guitar, Maxime Lennsens on drums and Pearl Rose on vocals is out on September 16th.
During the build up to the release of the album IndifferentMonKeY will be releasing several tracks throughout summer and autumn. Rather than a collection of three minute tracks 'Human Diamond' promises a work that builds from acoustic songs into fully blown funked up trip hop grooves. The band are looking to bring the same vibe to their live shows ensuring a great live experience.
The characters/imagery for indifferentMonKeY are called 'bystanders'. The artwork work is predominantly by Mark Lingard with some additional work from Joseph Lowe. The bystanders will be playing a huge part in IndifferentMonKeY's live shows, allowing the musicians to remain anonymous.
IndifferentMonKeY's debut single features:
Joseph Lowe: Vocals/Producer/ Songwriter/Arranger/Driver/Videographer.
Joe has upported Midnight Oil, T'Pau and 16 Horsepower as well as writing 'Transmit by Yage' with Mark Lingard.
Keith Ashcroft: Guitar
Keith plays with Snake Davies/ Free Parking (often with Paul Burgess from 10CC), Heather Small (M People), Don Weller (Jazz Musician), Myke Wilson (Swing Out Sister), Corinnne Bailey Rae, Sylvan Richardson (Simply Red), Paul Birchall/Sophie Ellis-Bextor (Plays on Murder on the Dancefloor), Jim Diamond (Session), and Graham Park (The Hacienda).
Maxime Lenssens: Drums
In 2000, Maxime toured Europe and Canada with the Belgian soul diva Axelle Red, who has had several number one hits in France and Canada. He also played alongside Isaac Hayes, Jimmy Kinard and Charles Skip Pitts. The following year Maxime toured with Tom Robinson (UK). In 2003 he toured Europe with singer/songwriters Chris Whitley (USA) and Gordon Haskell (UK), with whom he played in the presidential palace in Poland.
Maxime has also shared the stage with Tino Gonzalez (USA) as a guitarist for Earth, Wind & Fire, BB King, Bob Dylan, Kokomo, Mark Smith (UK), Adam Phillips (UK), Angie Stone, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Richard Ashcroft, Takuya Nakamura (JAP), keyboards and trumpet for Arto Lindsey, Ravi Coltrane, Charles 'skipp' Pitts and Jimmy Kinard (USA). He has also performed with Isaac Hayes as a guitarist and bassist and played bass for Bryan Ferry.
Since 1999, Maxime has been sponsored by:
Tama Drums Japan
Zildjian Cymbals USA
Vic Firth Drum Sticks USA
Aura Bass shaker systems USA
Pearl Rose: Vocals
Other musicians who play with IndifferentMonKeY include:
Becca Hardcastle (Lead Vocals and various instruments)
Courtney Jayd (Vocals): Living in Paris, Courtney hails from a small Welsh Village. Courtney is soon to release a single in France.
James Ashcroft (Guitar/percussion)
George Ashcroft (Aged 15) Vocals/Drums/Percussion.
Norm Helm (Free Parking)
Myke Wilson (Swing Out Sister/Corinn Baily Rae) indifferentMonKeY debut single is out now! 'I Can See You' (on Facebook) is a comment on how people sometimes give away their private lives and thoughts on Social Media with a second thought. So be sure to 'like' it and 'share' it (he he). And please buy music if you like the music....its less than a cup of coffee at 'Starbucks'!