Monako is a wave that's breaking.
The sound of a world that's spinning, no matter what.
Violent yet soothing.
It’s the longing for a bittersweet blow to the face.
The funk of Rock'n'Roll.
3 guitars, countless effects, a bass and drums provide a sonic landscape in which a voice, tormented by earthly doubts is accompanied by its transcendent counterpart that only enters your consciousness when you let go of rationality.
Monako is, above all:
The groove and the feels, the sensual melancholia slowly making its way out of the trap.
Paix et amour homies.
When Sadek Massarweh – born and raised in Canada – came to Hamburg in his early 20s to study, he met Jakob Hersch with whom he started to jam regularly, slowly finding their sound. Montreal singer Naomie De Lorimier who at that time lived in Berlin joined the duo and together they laid down the foundation of what would later become Monako. But the band only came into full bloom when Valentin Hebel, Jan-Hendrik Schnoor and Pamier Hilal one by one found their way into the project and complemented the sound.
Counting over 500.000 Spotify plays for their debut EP “MONAKO” (14. December 18), more than 60 shows and 3 support-tours through Austria, Germany and Switzerland, Monako is gathering an audience that longs for music full of melancholia but still of an unbearable lightness.