South American Roots outfit MADRE MONTE finds inspiration in the myths, folklore and music of Colombia, with a focus on taking these ideas and making art that is contemporary and that expands the Latin-Australian musical and mythical connection.
A tight rhythm section, Afro-Colombian progressions, skankin’ guitars, hard hitting horns, lyrics in English and Spanish, and a touch of electronic sounds to top it off all, intertwine to create what is now one of the most sought after Roots act in Australia.
Madre Monte have been working hard writing and recording their debut album, and the time has come to release this new production entitled “El Man Caiman”. The album continues expanding on Madre Monte’s Latin-Australian musical and mythical connection, creating music to accompany the journey encountered by mythical man “El Hombre Caiman”, who finds his way from Colombia to Australia.
Madre Monte has always found inspiration in the myths, folklore and music of Colombia, with a focus on taking these ideas and making something that is contemporary and representative of their new home, Australia. With this new production they have mastered this blend, with lyrics in English and Spanish, multiple native and contemporary rhythms and a touch of electronic sounds to top it off.
2014 saw Madre Monte teaming up with world-renowned act THE CAT EMPIRE for an Australian tour that had them play in front of more than 30,000 people, since the band has continuously touring around Australia with huge success.
Woodford Folk Festival (2015), Darwin Festival (2015), THE CAT EMPIRE – National Tour Support (2014), Rainbow Serpent Festival (2014), Port Fairy Folk Festival (2011 – 2013), Mona Foma (2012), St Kilda Festival (2011 – 2013), AWME (2012), support for ChocQuibTown (Colombia) and La 33 (Colombia)
“With plenty of brass instruments and percussive elements at play it clearly didn’t matter whether or not you understood a single word of the exotic Spanish numbers, you were surely still on board for a prompt boogie” (Rip It Up)