MONOKINO (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is almost back in the US!
In celebration of our latest album 'Fake Virtue', we'll be touring from Chicago (Illinois) to Austin (Texas).
There we'll submerge in SXSW to find ourselves in the centre of the music world for one week!
At SXSW we'll play 7 showcases, please see attached flyer for our full USA/SXSW schedule.
SXSW 2014 - AUSTIN, TEXAS
Wednesday March 12
Cherrywood · Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie
with Dean Johanesen, Small Houses, Tall Tall Trees, Eros and the Eschaton, Showpony, Secret Colours,
MONOKINO, Leverage Models, Derby Sunshine, Mister and Mississippi, La Guerre)
Thursday March 13
(with Ephrata, MONOKINO, Love Inks, Public Service Broadcasting, Breton, Dems, The Standards, Secondary Modern, The Mystery Lights)
(with The Coup, Truckfighters, Heymoonshaker, MONOKINO, The Magnetic Reels, Empires, The Wild Family)
Saturday March 15
Whoopsy! Party - 5 PM
Sunday March 16
CHICAGO - Sunday March 2
Record Breakers @ Reggies - 2 PM
Elbo Room - 9.30 PM
DES MOINES - Tuesday March 4
- Vaudeville Mews - 9 PM
(with King Buzzo of the Melvins)
KANSAS CITY - Wednesday March 5
- Record Bar - 11 PM
(special guests: Monta ad Odds)
WICHITA - Thursday March 6
- Rock Island Live - 10 PM
HOUSTON - Sunday March 9
- Super Happy Fun Land - SXSW Overflow Festival
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 is signed to China's largest independent label 'Modern Sky' and frequently
participates in China's growing music festivals.
Press Quotes (about 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
“If you weren’t at the Garrison last night, then you surely missed a phenomenal performance by Amsterdam pop duo, Monokino. – Music Psychos (NXNE):
"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