Monarchy is Andrew Armstrong and Ra Black.
Both originally from Australia, the synth-pop duo met in London, and began making music together in 2009.
Monarchy released their debut album in 2011 with the singles Love Get Out of My Way, Maybe I'm Crazy, and You Don't Want to Dance With Me and remixes from the likes of Benny Benassi, Tim Goldsworthy, Azari and III and Bag Raiders. They remixed such acts as Ellie Goulding, Lady Gaga, Kelis, Kylie, OMD, Jamiroquai, Fyfe Dangerfield and more.
Over the last five years they have played across the globe, at festivals such as Coachella, Melt, Lovebox, The Big Chill, Low Cost, Arenal Sound, and their own headline shows and club gigs in the US, Spain, Germany, UK, France, Ru.
After seeing Monarchy's performance at Coachella in 2011, burlesque star Dita Von Teese got in touch with the band and the song Disintegration featuring Dita was eventually born from the relationship. This marked the first time Dita had ever recorded vocals on a track. This song went on to become their first single from their forthcoming album.
In June 2014 they released their second single, Living Without You through Sony US/Ultra, which was described by Neon Gold as: “less of a comeback than it is an explosion, shattering all expectations in spectacular form.”
With an exceptional video and MK remix, the single was championed by Pete Tong and charted on Beatport.
Monarchy released their latest EP titled Almost Human backed by a fan-generated official music video.
They recently launched a Pledge Music campaign for their new album, which has already made significant inroads towards their target. Their new album will be released early 2015, through their own label in conjunction with Kartel Creative/ Believe Digital.
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