Monophona Album Release Party @ CarréRotondes, 30 Januar 2015


When Claudine and Chook first started discussing a common musical project in the winter of 2010, they came from completely different worlds. He was a DJ and electronic music producer; she was a singer-songwriter touring with a folk-rock band. Yet, they were eager to take on a new musical challenge and search for common ground. The result of this collaboration is MONOPHONA, a blend of two extremes, electronic and intimate, melodic and innovative. Soon came the addition of drummer Jorsch, which added a dynamic to the whole that was most welcome. Their debut album “The Spy” came out in November 2012. It has garnered international attention; being voted second best album of the year on Ireland’s RTÉ2fm and was praised by Laurent Garnier as “a real achievement”. Fink described them as “one of the best bands we’ve met while on the road”. Since their first gig in the summer of 2011, MONOPHONA have made a name for themselves, both in their native Luxembourg but also abroad. They have opened for acts such as Fink, Poliça, Elektro Guzzi and Daughter and been part of many a festival line-up, namely the Eurosonic (Groningen), the c/o Pop (Cologne), the Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg) and The Great Escape (Brighton). Tonight they celebrate the release of their sophomore album entitled „Black on Black“. A first single, “Ribbons” features the Luxembourgish singer-songwriter Daniel Balthasar.