MONOKINO

Live Act Electropop New Wave
MONOKINO - Electropop New Wave Live Act in Amsterdam

MONOKINO Short Info

Monokino (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) weaves ear-piercing synthesizers, angry guitar
riffs and pounding drums with a highly-exceptional voice to produce futuristic sounding,
awe-inspiring pop.

“Monokino shows their quality again and proves that melancholy is compatible with catchy
and original pop music. A masterpiece!” – Subjectivisten, the Netherlands

“The songs are addictive, catchy and have something intangible. Their sophomore album
is a must for every synth pop fan.”– Muziek.nl, the Netherlands

“Best all around the world in one band. Monokino deliver minimalist New Order-style
dance rock with guitar, synth and drums by way of China, Holland and Germany.” - The
Chicago Tribune, USA

Monokino (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) weaves ear-piercing synthesizers, angry guitar
riffs and pounding drums with a highly-exceptional voice to produce futuristic sounding,
awe-inspiring pop. In the course of a minute, you may hear Soft Cell, New Order,
Kraftwerk, Associates, Cabaret Voltaire and Freur. The band has toured extensively across
China, the Netherlands, Canada and the USA and worked with producer Tony Visconti
(David Bowie) and Kristeen Young. Their brand new album ‘Fake Virtue’ has been
critically acclaimed in multiple countries and is produced by Jacco Gardner. Music video
'New Kid' has been unanimously praised for its quality and originality, and considered
Video of the Week at Stereogum. Monokino is signed to China's largest independent label 'Modern Sky' and frequently participates in China's growing music festivals, including
performances at the Strawberry Music Festival 2013 in Beijing and Shanghai, the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, The Modern Sky Festival in Beijing (2010) and the 2008 China/Germany Pop
Festival in Guangzhou. Highlights of Monokino's shows in North America were performances at SXSW (USA 2009), NXNE (Canada, 2011) and the Sled Island festival (Canada, 2011 and
2012), at which Monokino was considered highlight of the festival.
Furthermore Monokino has been selected to play SXSW 2014.

Press about MONOKINO – FAKE VIRTUE
“Monokino shows their quality again and proves that melancholy is compatible with catchy
and original pop music. A masterpiece!” – Subjectivisten, the Netherlands

“The songs are addictive, catchy and have something intangible. Their sophomore album
is a must for every synth pop fan.”– Muziek.nl, the Netherlands

“Best all around the world in one band. Monokino deliver minimalist New Order-style
dance rock with guitar, synth and drums by way of China, Holland and Germany.” - The
Chicago Tribune, USA

“A good mix of electrowave and synthpop dotted with humour and passion” – OOR, the
Netherlands

“The Amsterdam based band are quite the delight, a treat for your very ears and a
lightening bolt to your senses. Fake Virtue got me excited about whats potentially out there
in the world. You mean, not everything is shoegaze?” – Dingus, USA

“Although they are mostly melancholy songs, you might want to cry, but then again, you
might want to hear it loud, you might want to dance and sing along with it.” – In Music,
China

Monokino (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) weaves ear-piercing synthesizers, angry guitar
riffs and pounding drums with a highly-exceptional voice to produce futuristic sounding,
awe-inspiring pop.

“Monokino shows their quality again and proves that melancholy is compatible with catchy
and original pop music. A masterpiece!” – Subjectivisten, the Netherlands

“The songs are addictive, catchy and have something intangible. Their sophomore album
is a must for every synth pop fan.”– Muziek.nl, the Netherlands

“Best all around the world in one band. Monokino deliver minimalist New Order-style
dance rock with guitar, synth and drums by way of Chi...

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Discography MONOKINO

  • 2013 Fake Virtue Album | Modern Sky
  • 2009 Human Error Album | Modern Sky

Media

  • Video Monokino - New Kid - Offici...
  • Video Monokino - Hard Syncer
  • Sound Living for the Chase
  • Sound Outrun

Origin

  • Amsterdam NL