Monokuro

Live Act Indie Alternative Rock
Monokuro - Indie Alternative Rock Live Act in Amsterdam

Monokuro Short Info

Monokuro is a four piece indie rock band from Amsterdam. Drawing inspiration from many different genres like post rock, pop, alternative, electro, metal and even prog rock, they aim to make music that is catchy and accessible, but never predictable.

The birth of Monokuro took place in the fall of 2012. Jasja (vocals) and Renske (bass) had been playing together for a couple of months. Finding like-minded musicians proved difficult and after numerous personnel changes, they found themselves short of a guitar player. They met Rogier (guitars) through an online ad and for a while the yet-to-be-named band was complete. However, the lineup issues were not over: drummer Mathijs decided to leave to focus on his work.

In 2013, the three remaining members set out writing songs, finding their sound and looking for a new drummer. In a small pub in Amsterdam—amidst a multitude of beer coasters with scribbled suggestions—the trio settled on a bandname: Monokuro, a Japanese word that translates as only black or monochrome.

After auditioning a wide variety of drummers, they finally found the right person for the job. Drummer Michiel joined the band, adding his energy and groove to Jasja's alluring voice, Renske's melodic bass lines and Rogier's idiosynchratic guitar parts. As soon as Michiel was up to speed on the drum parts, Monokuro decided to record a demo of their five best songs: A Life Less Ordinary, Eaten Alive, Mannequin, Paul Westerberg and Progress.

2014 saw the release of these five songs and Monokuro's first live performance, at the Music Matrix in Amsterdam. The set of six songs was received with a lot of positive feedback and seemed to spark a debate amongst the crowd as to which song was the best. Hungry for more, Monokuro plan to play many more shows! To be continued…
Monokuro is:

Jasja—vocals & guitar
Michiel—drums
Renske—bass & backing vocals
Rogier—guitar & backing vocals

Monokuro is a four piece indie rock band from Amsterdam. Drawing inspiration from many different genres like post rock, pop, alternative, electro, metal and even prog rock, they aim to make music that is catchy and accessible, but never predictable.

The birth of Monokuro took place in the fall of 2012. Jasja (vocals) and Renske (bass) had been playing together for a couple of months. Finding like-minded musicians proved difficult and after numerous personnel changes, they found themselves short of a guitar player. They met Rogier (guitars) through an online ad and for a while the yet-to-be-named band was complete. However, the lineup issu...

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Past Gigs Monokuro

  • 06 | 2015 Amsterdam Winston
  • 03 | 2015 Amsterdam the Tanker
  • 03 | 2015 Hoorn Battle of the Bands @ Backstage

Media

  • Sound Progress
  • Sound A Life Less Ordinary
  • Sound Paul Westerberg
  • Sound Mannequin
  • Sound Eaten Alive

Fan Radar

249 Fans

Origin

  • Amsterdam NL

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Jasja Vocals
  • Michiel Drums
  • Rogier Guitar
  • Renske Bass