Maybe it's not just Mark E. Smith?
Maybe there's something in the water up there in Manchester?
monster island -- lowercase please! -- are a band from Manchester. They sound a bit like The Fall circa Bend Sinister. This is a good thing.
Please listen now.
Seriously, this is some noisy, Earl Brutus-like rawk. monster island crank up an unholy racket as only the best bands from the North of England can do.
Follow them for now on their Facebook page: