Since their debut studio album, Drum ‘n’ Bass producer, The Touch, has joined the band on a permanent basis adding live drums to the show. This expands on the electronic beats and brings the music alive. This new line-up has led to a slew of hugely successful festival appearances. Highlights included; Bestival, Beat Herder, Knockengorroch, Glade and Kendal Calling along with traditional folk festivals; Cambridge, Sidmouth, Shrewsbury and National Forest.
This experience has honed their live performance into something that R2 described as an “unbeatable live experience”.
2014 excitingly saw their 2nd studio album ‘Charge’ released independently on the band’s own label. It was the first album to feature the full quintet with live percussion. They played many more festivals to promote this including a packed and stunning appearance at the much respected TFF (Tanz und Folkfest) in Rudolstadt, Germany.
The ‘Monsters’ will release their new album ‘Mutations’ on Halloween 2016. It will feature 2 fiddle players; Grace Smith (Spree, The Rachel Hamer Band, The Lindie Quartet) and Shona Mooney (The Shee) and the band will be playing many more summer festivals and a UK tour in November to promote this.