In news that we’re fucking stoked to read up on today, The Beautiful Monument, who we first discovered back at Big Sound 2017 have officially been signed by the guys over at Greyscale Records and in celebration, they’ve released a brand spanking new song/video called ‘Deceiver‘ ahead of their Download Festival appearance next month.
We couldn’t be happier for the ladies, so we had to get in touch with frontwoman Lizi Blanco to chat about the news, their new anthemic rock song and what’s still to come from them this year…
Lizi, congrats on the new song! We’ve been waiting for a long bloody time for this now. How does it feel to finally have it out in the world?
Thank you muchly! All I can say… is about flippin time hey hahaha. I’m so excited that Deceiver has finally dropped and we have new content to share with everyone. But hey, all good things (given people actually like it) come to those who wait right?
If people don’t like it, there’s something wrong with them haha Give us a rundown, what was the inspiration behind ‘Deceiver’?
My oldest brother was definitely my muse for this one. It’s been a bit of a rough ride for our family the last twelve months so this single was an outlet for me personally. I’m beyond stoked that he was happy for me to speak about this in my music y’know? He’s been the most supportive person when it’s come to my art and I’m super grateful that I have such a strong role model to look up to and learn from his mistakes essentially hahaha. It’s super bittersweet in a way.
Plus, if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have started playing music in the first place. I’m just glad that it’s all blowing over and he’s bettering himself to be the incredible person he always has been.
He may hit you up for some royalty fees in that case. Now, will the vibe/feel of this song represent how the rest of the album will sound? There is an album coming right?
What album… 👀
Urghhh ok fine, be that way. Now you’re playing fuckin Download Festival next month. HUGE Congrats on that. To go from attending UNIFY as a punter, to then play it, then play two Big Sounds and now this, surely there’s been a few happy tears right?
Maaate! My whole life is a happy teary moment for sure! Well… the teary part anyway, if I was happy all the damn time I’d lose my emo badge. But I’m so excited to be playing Download, it’s actually nuts hey. Hard work pays off people, don’t ever give up on the things you love!
And signing to Greyscale is awesome too, why’d you go down that path?
Isn’t it just! Look, honestly, I have so much love and respect for Greyscale so it was kind of a no brainer in my eyes. Josh especially has been so supportive of everything we’ve done since the first EP and having that trust in someone in the music industry is a HUGE deal for me. I learnt that with Justin Nichol our recent manager who we tragically lost two years ago. Everything I do now is to make him proud and I have no doubt he would be cheering and loving every incredible member that’s now part of our team.
That’s just beautiful mate, well done to you and the girls. What’s the rest of the year holding for you all and WHEN IS THIS ALBUM COMING OUT?
The rest of our year is looking quite busy, so I’m keen to share everything with everyone in due time for sure, but, for all you Drag Race fiends, all will be RUvealed in the next… something something months haha
Great. Thanks for the chat Lizi, now go kill it once again. Grab the new single here!
Interview by Browny @brownypaul
Download Festival Australia 2019
SLAYER (Final World Tour)|JUDAS PRIEST (Only Aus Shows)|ALICE IN CHAINS
GHOST|RISE AGAINST (Only Aus Shows)|THE AMITY AFFLICTION (Only Aus Shows)|
SUM 41 (Only Aus Shows)|ANTHRAX|PENNYWISE (Only Aus Shows) | HALESTORM (Only Aus Shows)|BEHEMOTH|
ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES|AIRBOURNE|I PREVAIL|THY ART IS MURDER|POLARIS|TWELVE FOOT NINJA|CONVERGE|
FRENZAL RHOMB|LUCA BRASI|CODE ORANGE|FEVER 333|WAR ON WOMEN|SLAVES|ALIEN WEAPONRY|NEW YEARS DAY|
HIGH TENSION|JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED|AVERSIONS CROWN|OUTRIGHT|RUINS|DEVILSKIN|
EAT YOUR HEART OUT|VOYAGER|THE BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT + TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNER
March 9th @ Parramatta Park, Sydney
March 11th @ Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne