Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Monach.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
MONACH: We’re an alt rock band from Kingston, ON. The band was formed in early 2018 under a different name, later realizing a few other bands shared the same name, we switched to Monach. The band also went through a couple lineup changes, settling on our current lineup at the start of 2020.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
MONACH: There’s tons, and all of us will give you different answers haha. As far as our sound goes, The Wonder Years, PUP, The Hotelier, Taking Back Sunday, and Jimmy Eat World. A lot of our influences range from older emo music all the way to modern pop punk!
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
MONACH: We released our debut full length titled “Duner” back in September. It’s got a bit of something for everyone. Some party dance anthem songs, some pretty emotionally heavy stuff. Some of it was written prior to the band existing, and some of it later on, some of the later ones point more to the direction of our newer stuff. It’s like a fun little taste of what’s to come, and kind of showcases both sides of our sound.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
MONACH: We try to balance our set as much as we can between high energy, dancey songs, and more intense heavy hitting emotional songs. It’s a really fun dynamic and we try to keep everyone as hyped as possible. We also always make a point to hang out and make friends with everyone there, that’s something that’s wildly important for us.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
MONACH: We just booked our first run across Ontario, which is in April. The plan is to play in as many different places as we can over the next couple years, release music consistently, and just genuinely take as many opportunities as we can to get our music out there and connect with our fan base.