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Band speak to NME about the violent departure of a former member

Mona have spoken to NME about their violent early years in a new video interview.

Watch the interview with the band on the right of your screen now.

Singer Nick Brown talked about of the violent end of the band’s relationship with one of their former guitar players. “I ended up getting in a fight with him and beating the shit out of his face. He just wasn’t right for the band,” he said.

Brown also spoke of his dislike of band side-projects and how he believes they’re a waste of time. “Mona is the only band I’ll ever be in,” he said. “This band has a vision and we’re going all in on that.”

Mona are in this week’s issue of NME, out nationwide now. The issue showcases our pick of the new acts on course to make waves in 2011, including The Vaccines, Anna Calvi, Brother, Wu Lyf and James Blake.

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Watch a further video interview with Mona by clicking below.