'Tegendraads schurende Noise-Grunge uit de kelders van Utrecht en Deventer' -NL VISITOR

‘Black Monsoon knows how to inspire and is a band to keep on your radar' -ROCKTRIBUNE (BE)

"The Dutch have their own Sonic Youth" -DANSENDE BEREN (BE)

'Reminding of the raw and slower Bleach period of Nirvana' -3VOOR12 (NL)

‘Sludgy pervading guitar riffs mixed with the melodic voices of the two vocalists' -THE DAILY INDIE (NL)


'Raw Indie' - dBs STUDIO Utrecht (NL)

'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)


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 these two girls and boy of Black Monsoon bring 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 and touring The United Kingdom in 2019, 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). In 2019 Black Monsoon toured Popronde, the acclaimed touring festival for up-and-coming young talented bands in The Netherlands.

PERS-quotes in België en Nederland over Black Monsoon:

'Een band die weet te begeesteren en om in de gaten te houden' - ROCKTRIBUNE (BE)

'Rauwe en pure sound' - DE STENTOR (NL)

'Denk aan de rauwe en tragere Bleach-periode van Nirvana, vermengd met de meest zanderige stonerrock die je je maar kunt voorstellen' - 3VOOR12 (NL)

'Vunzige doordringende gitaarriffs gemengd met de melodische stemmen van de twee vocalisten' - THE DAILY INDIE (NL)

'Na België (Peuk) heeft ook Nederland haar ‘eigen’ versie van Sonic Youth' -DANSENDE BEREN (BE)

'Talent' -NMTH (NL)

'Raw Indie' - dBs STUDIO (NL)

'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)


Black Monsoon ist eine experimentelle Grunge-Noise-Rockband aus den Niederlanden. Songwriting bedeutet für Black Monsoon nichts anderes, als in die Dunkelheit hinein zu jammen. Melancholische Stimmen über groben Gitarren, verbunden mit rohen Trommel-Sounds: All das ist experimenteller Grunge. So, wie er sein sollte. Jacky (guitars, vocals), Marjolijn (drums) und Teun (guitars, vocals) lassen sich dabei von rohen Indie-Styles inspirieren, von Sonic Youth, den frühen Pixies und PJ Harvey. Das Trio tritt seit 2019 nicht nur in den Niederlande, sondern auch in Deutschland und Großbritannien auf und hat 2018 sein erstes Album als LP und CD veröffentlicht.

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