With a vibrant, bombastic sound that seemingly took its cues from U2 and Kings of Leon, Mona began producing waves this year 2010. The music group had formed many years prior in Dayton, Ohio, where it performed for 3 years before shifting to Nashville in 2007. Despite getting attention from many record professionals — including Rick Rubin, who flew the music group to L.A. 8 weeks into its Nashville residency to try out a show on the Roxie — Mona continued to be indie. The group ultimately partnered with previous Suede supervisor Saul Galpern and started releasing a gradual trickle of melodic, anthemic rock and roll songs, counting on the web to spread the music while preserving a comparatively low profile. Mona begun to gain grip in the U.K. after producing an appearance on Afterwards… with Jools Holland this year 2010, and using their stock increasing, they went in to the studio the next season with Muse and Foo Fighters manufacturer Affluent Costey. Their eponymous full-length debut came later that season. In 2013, the music group returned using its sophomore work, Torches & Pitchforks.