The Mono Jacks

The Mono Jacks alternate between alternative rock and post-punk touches and define their work as a collection of thoughts and feelings in musical form. Established in 2008 by Doru Trăscău, known to the Romanian audiences as lead vocalist for the early 2000’s Romanian grunge icons ab4, The Mono Jacks had all the makings for an excellent debut, with an album released in 2010 and an enthusiastic response to their single „Maria”. The debut album was closely followed by two EPs, „Fortunes” released in late 2011 launching the breakaway hit single „Gândurile” („The thoughts”) – a turning point for the band’s songwriting activity. After a break, The Mono Jacks got back in 2015 with a fresh line-up and a new single, „Tablou”, „a story about love and missed opportunities”, meant to signal a new start for the band. This pieces was followed in 2016 by „Drumul” – an emotional piece from a band at its peak and by a new single, „Un sfert de secundă”, in 2017. Whichever of the bands’ musical pieces you’ll listen, you’ll easily get entranced watching their thoughtful, energetic live shows and their rawness, encapsulated underneath a layer of pervasive melancholy, will captivate you.