German-Canadian outfit Monako might be one of the only few upcoming artists that actually don’t fit into just one musical niche – when they say so. The sonic experience ranges from Canadian inspired folk, to grooved up R'n'B, finest indie-rock melancholia but also intelligently built neo-jazz tracks. Originating from several projects they operate as an interdisciplinary collective between Montreal and Hamburg. With their debut self-titled EP (14th Dec 2018, Euphorie) and the sophomore EP "Take Care" (17th Jan 2020, Euphorie) they've proven crafty in their unique sound and an excellent taste in creating their very own visual world around each project. Something that also caught the attention of US-American artist Vagabon, who then invited Monako to guest as the only feature on her critically acclaimed self-titled LP (2019) - which put the quintet on the radar of Pitchfork, The New Yorker and Complex UK. Having worked tirelessly on new material during the past two years of the pandemic MONAKO is now ready to present their evolved sound to the world again. Counting more than 2 Mio. Spotify plays, 60 shows and 3 support-tours through Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
Valentin Hebel, Jakob Hersch, Pamier Hilal,
Sadek Martin-Massarweh, Jan Hendrik Schnoor