Cosmic Dawn presents: Monkey3, 1000mods + Moaning Cities
MONKEY3 is on the edge of space-rock, stoner and progressive. Cosmic wall of sound, psychedelic vibes, instrumental music that invites you to travel through your mind. Trippy grooves for heavy riffs with spacey keyboards landscapes, all enhanced by hypnotic video projections. Fasten your seat belts, ready to take-off !
They started in 2001 in Lausanne (Switzerland) as a jam-band community, influenced by a psychedelic and stoner-rock vibe that reminds Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin or 35007. With their debut album "Monkey3", released in 2004 by belgian label Buzzville Records, the band got great reactions and reviews all over Europe, putting them on the map of the stoner-rock scene.
Over their 13-years career, MONKEY3 released 4 other albums whose last, "The 5th Sun", goes back to November 2013, and was released via Napalm Records! All along the years, the Swiss quartet also toured everywhere in Europe, supporting the greatest acts, and playing the best festivals : Roadburn, Hellfest, Desertfest Berlin & London...
1000MODS is a psychedelic/heavy rock band from Chiliomodi, Greece. They formed in the summer of 2006, and since then they have played over 150 live shows, sharing the stage with bands like Graveyard, Brant Bjork, Colour Haze, Karma to Burn and many more. They are known for their commitment to vintage equipment, thick and heavy analog sound and remarkably passionate stage performances.
In October 2010, the almighty Billy Anderson visited Greece in order to produce the band’s debut album, while Malleus Rock Art Lab took care of the artwork. "Super Van Vacation" was born. In order to promote their debut album, they played 40 shows in 15 countries around Europe, including festivals such as Desertfest, Up In Smoke 3, Rockwave and Lake on Fire.
After two successful European tours, the band was ready to get down to work again. Their experiences and growth paved the way for their second album: "Vultures" was released in May 2014, and "is everything Stoner Rock should be!" (HP Taskmaster - The Obelisk).
More European shows were played in the fall 2014, with highlights at Desertfest Belgium, Keep It Low and Blue Moon Festivals, and now in 2016, 1000MODS are ready for the next run: a new album is planned for October!
Moaning Cities is a psychedelic rock'n'roll band formed in Brussels late 2011 which released an eponym EP in 2012 coming straight up with folk/blues roots, fuzzed out guitars and sitar driven psychedelia. The debut album "Pathways Through The Sail" came out in 2014 on the Brussels-based label Mottow Soundz, delivering the band’s experience of the contrasted modern city into psychedelic rock’n roll.
Over the last couple years Moaning Cities played with bands like Radio Moscow, The Warlocks, Fuzz, Dead Meadow, Forks, My Sleeping Karma, Holy Wave, Allah-Las, Jacco Gardner, Wall of Death, and toured in Belgium, Italy, Germany, France & Switzerland, both in nightclubs and festivals including Eurosonic, Dour, the Desertsests of Antwerp & Berlin, Roadburn & Incubate festivals.
Since their line-up change late 2014 the band operates as a mighty live quartet whose guitars & sitar (Valerian Meunier/Tim Sinagra) rip to the grooves of a razor sharp female rhythm section (Melissa Morales on drums/Juliette Meunier on bass). In December 2015 they recorded a second LP at KoKo Studio with Laurent ‘Roo’ Eyen (Experimental Tropic Blues Band, The K., It It Anita, ..) - more info about the new album release soon.