F*** IT MAN!!! Franki Pineapple’s Middle Finger To The System.

January 17, 2021 monkjackblog 0

A novelist, journalist, screenwriter, poet and singer-songwriter, now Franki Pineapple can add corporation revolutionary to her accolades, which is a heavily present motif in her new single ‘F*** It Man’.

Labelled an anti-establishment anthem, upon listening to the song it seems like Ms Pineapple is trying to find herself not only as an artist but as a person.

The slow building but edgy undertones keeps fans on edge, constantly waiting for a burst of energy and fire to rock out too. Combining Punk rage and the iconic EDM sound wraps the track up into rebellious perfection.

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However, her biggest win to date comes from battling Apple Inc over her name.

“Apple brought a compromise settlement to the table which I felt deep in my soul would limit me in ways I simply could not sign on for. I had done nothing wrong; I had infringed on Apple in no way; all I had done was put my heart and soul into the creation of something cool which represented peaceful rebellion; I knew ..

The Beautiful Reality of Beautiful Trauma

January 17, 2021 monkjackblog 0

One of my absolute all time favourite music videos is Beautiful Trauma by P!nk. The song and video accompany each other so well, whilst the video tells a depressing and all too familiar story for some people.

Starring P!nk herself, and heartthrob Channing Tatum, the video features incredible costume, inspired from the pinup 60s housewife aesthetic. Throughout the whole video, the colour co-ordination matches perfectly, to the outfits and also the emotion being expressed in the video. Overall, extremely satisfying to look at.

The story behind the video is a lot more intriguing. I feel like it has one strong message about the unfortunate reality of abusive relationships, and how men should give their more “feminine side” a chance, be more emotional and feel things from their female counterparts side.

In the video, we are introduced to a simple but unfortunate story – the husband and wife who are clearly unhappy. He is drinking to get through the day, she is taking her pills to get thr..

Tom Boniface-Webb’s ‘Modern Music Masters: The Britpop Trilogy’ is a contextual deep-dive into Britain’s favourite bands

January 17, 2021 monkjackblog 0

It’s not just music reviews here, we’re coming at you with a book recommendation today. New Zealand based author Tom Boniface-Webb has released his overtly insightful trio of Britpop books “Modern Music Masters – The Britpop Trilogy: Oasis, Blur and Pulp”.

Written back at the beginning of lockdown in March 2020 – and then released later in 2020 – the series delivers content of what was going on in the world at the time that these three Britpop legends were at their peak.

Touching on subjects such as how the bands were formed and on the contextual history behind album production , the insight offered into each group is captivating and a must-read.

“There are few [music books] that have such a focus on the charts as well,” states Boniface-Webb. “Each release is put alongside what else was in the top 10 that week. As well as a historical document of the time, these books are a total nostalgia fest for those there the first time around.”

Easy-reading and accessible, this is a series..

Franki Pineapple takes to the stage in true rock-star fashion with ‘F*** It Man’

January 17, 2021 monkjackblog 0

An artist that’s already crammed more into her life than usual artists do, Franki Pineapple may be eccentric, but she’s one hell of an empowering musician. From her life as a screenwriter, novelist and journalist to at present a punk rock singer-songwriter and voice of a generation, Franki’s ‘F*** It Man‘ is turning heads all across the globe.

A truthful artist that’s completely authentic, Franki Pineapple is a name that everyone should know. With a logo created by none other than John Pasche who had years earlier designed the iconic ‘lips and tongue’ logo for the Rolling Stones, everything was going to plan, until Apple Inc sued her.

“Apple brought a compromise settlement to the table which I felt deep in my soul would limit me in ways I simply could not sign on for. I had done nothing wrong; I had infringed on Apple in no way; all I had done was put my heart and soul into the creation of something cool which represented peaceful rebellion; I knew I could not back down and so I dec..

Leif Coffield set to turn heads with striking alt-pop single ‘Say My Name’

January 17, 2021 monkjackblog 0

Bringing you haunting electro-pop, Leif Coffield is set to release his new single ‘Say My Name’ on February 5th, solidifying his reputation as one of the most mysterious and intriguing upcoming artists on the scene.

The gripping dark pop single is sure to instantly turn heads and quickly become a firm favourite with fans of an alternative sound. Coffield has already grabbed the attention of the media for his deeply textured sound and striking lyrics, receiving support from Clash and national BBC Radio.

The release of the track will be closely followed by a stunningly choreographed, conceptual music video that shows off Coffield’s creativity and clear vision for his sound. Speaking on the inspirations behind his music, Coffield explained:

“I try in each of my songs for them to have one unique element, or one distinguishing factor that sounds out of the ordinary and that separates it from the norm. I take a lot of inspiration from artists that endeavour to break the mould and refrain..

der Mist release new electric single in anticipation of album release!

January 17, 2021 monkjackblog 0

Glasgow-based duo Der Mist bring unique a fusion genre featuring elements of pop, rock, new wave, indie and electronic to the table, bringing a refreshing new edition to the world of upcoming music. Their self titled album is due for release on February 26th but if you can’t wait until then, you can get a preview of whats to come from their new single ‘It’s Alright’ which is out now, as well as getting excited for other tracks from the album being released over the next month.

You would be forgiven for mistaking Der Mist for a band due to their massive sound but the talent behind the music are multi-instrumentalists Craig McKissick and Ali Whitty. Ali met Craig after working his way through other bands such as Crash My Model Car (signed to V2 Records) and Augusta Fireball and eventually setting up a charity supporting young musicians. The pair have strayed away from what is expected of modern music and using a combination of their musical and technical skills to follow their own path..

Franki Pineapple does not shy away in her new maximum-attitude single

January 15, 2021 monkjackblog 0

Franki‘s talents knows no bounds. In her home of Hollywood, she boasts a huge repertoire in screenwriting, journalism, writing novels, and now in her brand new calling. A newly-anointed singer songwriter fuelled by attitude and fearlessness, Franki Pineapple means business in the punk rock genre.

With an interesting mix of the rage and attitude of punk, the instrumentation of a thrash song and the influences of modern day EDM, the new release “Fuck It, Man” expresses the importance of just not caring about others – make sure you do you and do it well! The track comes in radio edit format but I suggest you just Fuck it, man and listen to the proper version – it’s more fun that way!

Stephanie Carlisi, AKA Franki Pineapple, calls the hills her home, born in the building that now houses the world headquarters of Scientology – a vast difference to the woman that became Franki. From birth, she has dedicated her life to storytelling, through many different mediums. The first taste of the mu..

Watch out! der Mist is coming with brand new music!

January 14, 2021 monkjackblog 0

Glasgow based electro-rock duo der Mist is set to smash on to the scene with their brand new single ‘It’s Alright’, releasing on January 15. The unique blend of pop, indie, rock and synth sounds gives this band a super unique edge that is hard to find in today’s climate. The new single brings something fresh and acts as a precursor to the release of their debut self-titled album next month which is something you do not want to miss.

Composed of Craig McKissick and Ali Whitty, both based in Glasgow, the duo are armed with a plethora of instruments and skills, making them sound as though there’s more in the band than just two. Having previously playing in Crash My Model Car (signed to V2 Records) and Augusta Fireball, Ali was introduced to Craig through a local charity he set up to help young musicians. Their introduction clearly worked, as the two decided to miss out on being in a traditional full band to become something a bit different.

Covid-19 lockdowns may have separated the duo,..

Chelou – Out Of Sight

January 12, 2021 monkjackblog 0

At first glance, its easy to pass this video off as a cartoon about a three-eyed space girl and her one-eyed dog driving in a convertible retro floaty car through a futurama-esque alien world. Standard stuff.

But on closer look, this video is about self acceptance and reflection. Wouldn’t we all like to be a cool space girl riding on a car to drink some space dust in a space bar? She screams and runs from being faced with herself, ultimately to come face to face and see into herself clearly.

This video is perfect for those evenings after a long walk to the park. You know what I mean. Lie back, chill and listen to the hypnotic beats of Chelou.


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New Sex Pistols Biopic is Coming!

January 11, 2021 monkjackblog 0

Director Danny Boyle is set to oversee a brand new series biopic based on the Sex Pistol’s guitarist, Steve Jones, called Pistol.

Based on Jones’ 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, the limited series has a brilliant cast lined up, including Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams, who will play punk icon Jordan – aka Pamela Rooke – and Babyteeth‘s Toby Wallace as Jones.

Anson Boon (1917) will play John Lydon, Louis Partridge (Enola Homes) will take on Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater stars as Paul Cook and Fabien Frankel (The Serpent) will play Glen Matlock.

The six-part series “moves from West London’s council estates, to Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s notorious Kings Road SEX shop, to the international controversy that came with the release of Never Mind the Bollocks, which is frequently listed as one of the most influential albums of all time.

Photo by Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock (74937l) Sex Pistols – Sid Vicious, John Lydon, Steve Jones and Paul Cook after signing ..