After spending the last few years cementing their status as one of the country’s most unmissable alternative acts, The Beautiful Monument have unveiled a brand new single, ‘Deceiver’ and have announced their signing to home-grown label Greyscale Records.
A punishing alt-rock burner, ‘Deceiver’ is a highly personal track for vocalist Lizi Blanco, as traces her personal struggle with experiencing drug abuse within her home, and the effect it had on her and the people around her.
Opening with a crushing riff that evokes the raw-power of early-00s hard rock, cradled with a haunting vocal passage that builds into a bonafide pop punk inflicted chorus, ‘Deceiver’ is an undeniable mission statement of emotional vulnerability and redemption for The Beautiful Monument.
“Writing Deceiver was hard… it’s like the sequel to our track Ashes off our first record, except instead of one sibling it’s now about the other; which almost made it harder to process. Especially when we’d been through this shit before, and all of a sudden however many years down the track it’s the same bullshit, just with the most unexpected person,” said Blanco.
The Beautiful Monument join a roster of some of Australia’s best up and comers in heavy music on Greyscale Records, currently home to the likes of Stuck Out, The Comfort, Belle Haven and more.
“We’re beyond excited to be a part of the Greyscale family. It’s incredibly rewarding knowing that we’re part of an amazing team that has had our backs since we first started out and we couldn’t be happier; And as for the future? It’s looking bright “The Beautiful Monument has always undergone a huge journey of growth both as musicians and performers.
We’re excited to see how we will progress this year. More than anything we are glad to have bandmates and a team behind us who are all passionate about what we’re doing,” said the band reflecting on their signing.
Expect to see a whole lot more of The Beautiful Monument this year, with things kicking off at Download Festival Australia, where they’ll play alongside some of the most iconic artists in heavy music. They’ll also be jumping on board with Hellions, on their upcoming Rue album tour this May.
The Beautiful Monument – Deceiver
Download Festival Australia 2019
Saturday, March 9th, 2019
Parramatta Park, Sydney, NSW
Monday, March 11th, 2019 (Long weekend)
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, VIC
Justice For The Damned
Eat Your Heart Out
The Beautiful Monument
Sum 41 (Only Aus Shows)
Pennywise (Only Aus Shows)
Thy Art Is Murder
Twelve Foot Ninja
Slayer (Final World Tour)
Judas Priest (Only Aus Shows)
Alice In Chains
Rise Against (Only Aus Shows)
The Amity Affliction (Only Aus Shows)
Halestorm (Only Aus Shows)
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
The Fever 333
War On Women