Having released their most recent album with us in 2007, we’ve been saving these two Micky Hampshire-penned gems to launch at you when the time’s right – we feel that time is now approaching!
Sometimes Friend on the A-side, features band associate and muse Ludella Black on lead vocal, who’s a solo artist in her own right and popular feature of Masonics live gigs. She sings over a fast, powerful punk rock tune, giving ‘everything’ in the process. Every musician powers along through two and a half minutes of sheer excitement, leaving the listener simply wanting to hear it again. This song shows any less ‘mature’ contenders the door, and is proof that The Masonics still possess much attitude!
Hungry Monkey on the B, is a slightly sinister jungle tale, played by the male Masonics (Masons?) with Micky singing. Propelled along by a proper tribal beat and featuring an amazing talking guitar solo and flashes of organ(!), you can almost feel the heat and hear the crickets chirping!