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. Noise…, Grunge…, Period. That’s all what it takes for Black Monsoon to bring their impetuous Grunge in full-Noise live shows to the stage. Jacky (guitars, vocals), Marjolijn (drums, keys) and Teun (guitars, vocals) share their admiration for 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), and the David Nance Group (Grand Island, Nebraska).
‘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)