Mona's stadium-sized sound, which takes its cues from bands like U2 and Kings of Leon, made waves in the U.K. after their 2010 appearance on Later...with Jools Holland, resulting in the Dayton, Ohio-born indie/alt-rockers' first taste of success. Named in honor of frontman Nick Brown's grandmother, the band's rise from D.I.Y. indie upstarts to arena and festival faves began with the release of their acclaimed 2011 eponymous debut. Subsequent efforts like Torches & Pitchforks and Soldier On continued to target the nosebleed seats.
Mona had formed several years earlier in Dayt... Read more