The Mono Jacks shift between alternative rock and post-punk touches, echoing forebears such as Interpol and The National: a collection of thoughts and feelings in musical form. You’ll easily get entranced watching one of their thoughtful, energetic live shows and their rawness, encapsulated underneath a layer of pervasive melancholy, will captivate you.
The band, founded by Romanian grunge icon Doru Trăscău in 2008, released two albums and two EPs so far. The releases have been enthusiastically received by the audience, and the band gained considerable live exposure in the years since its inception, touring in clubs but also playing big festivals in Europe: Sziget, Exit Festival, Eurosonic Noorderslag, ARTMania, Electric Castle. The newest album, „Ușor distorsionat”, heralds a new age for the band; with a fresh line-up and a captivating sound with resonating Romanian lyrics, The Mono Jacks are one of the hottest local acts of the moment.