Raised in an Australian country town, Acey Monaro dropped out of school at 14, left home a year later, then married a man twice her age. After divorcing her husband after 7 years at the ripe old age of 26, she began writing songs and performing solo gigs in Sydney.Her strong voice and crafty lyrics- evoking Tracey Ann Campbell as much as J. Tillman, but all inspired by her own brimming storybook- soon garnered a dedicated audience and prompted an early reviewer to compare her simultaneously to Feist and Emmylou Harris.
Acey fell in love whilst on holiday in Austin, Texas and eventually made the permanent move to the Lone Star State to marry him and record her debut EP with Brad Bell (War On Drugs, Arcade Fire, Spoon) in 2013.
In 2016, Acey assembled a group comprised of members of her favorite Austin bands – Sam Rives (keys, trumpet), Benjamin Burdick (bass), Keith Lough (guitar) and Josh Merry (drums) – to form Go Fever. The songs are surf pop with classic rock and roll influences, featuring three part harmonies.
The bands self-titled debut LP, produced and engineered by Danny Reisch (Delta Spirit, White Denim, Other Lives) is out now and definitely worth seeking out.
Love this bands latest album, one of my favourite of 2017 and it’s great to see them touring in Europe in May including a trio of UK dates.
Dates are as follows:
Friday 26th May – London Calling, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sunday 28th May – Trefpunt, Gent, Belgium w/Priests
Monday 29th May – The Joker, Brighton
Thursday 31st May – Broadcast, Glasgow
Friday 1st June – Headrow House, Leeds
Wednesday 7th June – Gonzo Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Thursday 8th June – TapTab, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Friday 9th June – Club Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany
Sunday 11th June – AM180, Prague, Czech Republic
Monday 12th June – Rhiz, Vienna, Austria
Tuesday 13th June – Rockhouse, Salzburg, Austria w/King Khan
Wednesday 14th June – Hafen 2, Offenbach, Germany
Thursday 15th June – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
Saturday 17th June – Best Kept Secret, Tilburg, Netherlands