‘Black Monsoon knows how to inspire and is a band to keep on your radar' -ROCKTRIBUNE (BE)
'Think of the raw and slower Bleach period of Nirvana, mixed with the most deserted stoner rock one could imagine' -3VOOR12 (NL)
‘Sludgy pervading guitar riffs mixed with the melodic voices of the two vocalists' -THE DAILY INDIE (NL)
"The Dutch have their own 'version' of Sonic Youth" -DANSENDE BEREN (BE)
'Talent' -NEVER MIND THE HYPE (NL)
'Raw Indie' - dBs STUDIO
'Gigging heavily on the festival circuit in Holland and elsewhere, they will bring their beautiful grungey noise to London for our listening pleasure' -CIVIL WAR LONDON (UK)
Jacquelien Kwast (guitars/vocals), Marjolijn Dokter (drums), Teun Guichelaar (guitars/vocals)
BLACK MONSOON BIOGRAPHY
Experimental Noise Rock and Grunge from the Netherlands...
Jamming into the dark, that’s songwriting for Black Monsoon. Melancholic vocals over gritty guitars and raw drums, experimental noise rock and grunge from the basement. That’s what trio Black Monsoon brings to impetuous Grunge in full-Noise live shows on stage. These DIY girls and boy -Jacky (guitars, vocals), Marjolijn (drums) and Teun (guitars, vocals)- share their inspiration from raw indie music styles that derive from the times of Sonic Youth and early Pixies and PJ Harvey.
In September 2018 Black Monsoon released their DIY music video “Silver” to announce the release of their debut album, which the band had recorded with producer Joes Brands at SputnikStudio in Antwerp, Belgium. On the 6th of October 2018 the trio released their self-titled debut EP on vinyl and the major online platforms. The release was celebrated by a sold out release party in the basement of Burgerweeshuis Deventer. This underground place in the Middle/Eastern part of The Netherlands is the band's home from where the new songs arise.
After having played dozens of venues across The Netherlands in 2017-2018, the three now have started crossing the Dutch borders by setting foot to Germany, while they are stretching the boundaries of their musical experimentations. The band has supported bands as The Fresh & Only’s (San Francisco, California), Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth)/Matt Mottel (Talibam!)/Ernie Brooks (Modern Lovers), Whispering Sons, and the David Nance Group (Grand Island, Nebraska).
PERS-quotes in België en Nederland over Black Monsoon:
'Na België (Peuk) heeft ook Nederland haar ‘eigen’ versie van Sonic Youth' -DANSENDE BEREN (BE)
'Tegelijk zeemzoet en sardonisch, als een smakelijke boterham met stroop die je halfdronken op een zaterdagnacht nog gauw opeet voor het slapengaan' -DANSENDE BEREN (BE)
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