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MAKO WINNER of AKADEMIA Music Awards for best Alternatve Rock Song WORLD SET ALIGHT http://www.theakademia.com/march2016_bestsong_alternativerock5.html

new single

MAKO new single WORLD SET ALIGHT is out now buy it on ITUNES https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/world-set-alight-single/id962430502

New album

Currently recording the new album !! it's going well and we're very happy with the songs . also Declan is working hard on a video for our first single.

Brasil Pleimo tour 2012

We're back in beautiful Rio de Janeiro after a savage finale to the Medulla & Mako Pleimo tour in Salvador. Thank you so much for an incredible night! We can't express how much fun we have had on this tour! And how overwhelemd we are from the reaction we have recieved! It's been nothing short of incredible & we can not wait to do it all over again! Of course there are many people that need to be thanked for their dedication, hard work, organisation, incredible hospitality, patience & commitment to making this tour the success that it has been! Ana Camila, Silvia Rabello, Dauton Janota, Bianca Milesi, Christiane Taveira, Camille Furtado Tenenbaum, Pleimo, Burger King, Medulla and of course everyone who came to the shows!!! MUITO OBRIGADO

Mako on the Official Ballot for the 2011 Grammy Awards

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences placed Mako on the Official Ballot for the 2011 Grammy Awards in the following categories: Best Rock Performance By A Duo or Group with Vocals Mako - Unstoppable Best Rock Song Mako - Miss Alison Best Rock Album Mako - Living On Air Best Short Form Music Video Mako - Unstoppable

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/living-on-air/id367716621 www.makotunes.com www.myspace.com/makotunes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr52zmfLKh8

MAKO "Unstoppable" Single release.

Mako Release there first single (Unstoppable) from there forth coming album due later this year.

AVAILABLE HMV, ITUNES ETC.... GO TO www.myspace.com/makotunes AND CLICK LINKS


Featuring two ex-members of Cyclefly this is a very strong single, not dissimilar to Placbeo vocally and Psychedelic Furs in sound. The other song on here is an acoustic version of 'Grace' which is also worth a listen. The band's debut album is out early next year and based on these two songs will be worth a listen. ****

Review by Jason Ritchie "CLASSIC ROCK"

The band was cyclefly back in the late 90's now they're back as Mako, and i have to say sounding better then ever. This is totally different to anything out there at the moment, nothing compares with Declan O'Shea's vocals that could pierce through concrete walls. One of many great tracks off their debut album with 'Grace' as a B-side slowing things down . Post-punk, indie-rock, whatever you want to call it the music left me catching my breath back then and nothing changed in the space in between. Welcome back guys!!

review by Uknowthedril "Manchester".

Declan still has the same melodic vocals as he had when he was on vocals with Cyclefly. The song is mellow and almost has a dreamy effect but using his vocals to good effect the song climbs up and down and keeps the melody interesting, perhaps not a top twenty type of song but still good enough to pick up some new fans and probably re-kindle all the Cyclefly fans.

review by" ROCK3"

Every so often, a really great band just simply disappears… like, let’s say Cyclefly for example. Then if you’re very lucky, as quickly as the left, they reappear, like a phoenix from the ashes, reformed (well, kind of) as a new incarnation - Mako. Mako are good. Really good, and the new single ‘Unstoppable’ is a showcase of everything that ‘Makos’ these guys great (like what I did there?). ‘Unstoppable’ is just that, unstoppable - brimmed with shimmering guitars and addictive hooks, it is an indication of a formidable album to come and the triumphant return of one of the best bands, albeit in a slightly different format, that the UK has seen for a long time.9/10

review by:Gray Thomas."DSD"


MAKO signals the re-emergence of Declan O’Shea and Christian Montagne, both former members of acclaimed band Cyclefly, onto the music scene. During their time with the alternative rock band Cyclefly, Declan (vox) and Christian (bass guitar) toured throughout America and Europe with bands such as Linkin Park, Tool, Live, and Bush. The band also garnered places on the ‘Best New Artist’ lists of NME, Rock Sound, and Kerrang!. For the past two years Declan, a singer-songwriter from East Cork, and Christian, a songwriter-guitarist from Antibes, have concentrated all their energies on MAKO. While their new project retains the slightly edgy alt-rock sound that gathered so many fans for Cyclefly, it also possesses a more mellow maturity reflecting Declan and Christian’s growth as songwriters and musicians. Declan’s voice, which has been compared to people such as Bowie, Richard Butler (Psychedelic furs), and Annie Lennox, permeates MAKO’S unforgettable lyrics in a charismatic and evocative manner. For the recording of their debut album, LIVING ON AIR, the band returned to Christian’s native Antibes on the Côte D’Azur. In collaboration with Sebastian Gastaldi of EMB Productions, the 14-track album was completed amidst the glorious French sunshine. The final mixes were left in the capable hands of Larry Fricke of mix-box.de. LIVING ON AIR flawlessly encapsulates the musical development of the two artists who have combined Raw talent with past experience to produce an album that is truly ‘unstoppable’. Biog by Eleanor Neff