Alcatraz Line up: 2017, 2021
The odd one out at Alcatraz Festival this year will undoubtedly be the Swiss band Monkey3. This instrumental quartet plays dreamy, psychedelic stoner rock infused by the sensitive guitar playing of Boris De Piante. Monkey3 has a special relationship with Belgium: Their first two albums were released by Belgian label Buzzville and their first concerts out of Switzerland took place on Belgian soil. On their most recent and fifth album “Astra Symmetry” the men from Lausanne once again carefully experiment with vocals. Just like they did on the “Undercover” EP (2009) with singers John Garcia (Kyuss, Slo Burn, Unida, Hermano, Vista Chino, ...) and Tony Jelencovich (Transport League) . At Alcatraz Festival however, the Swiss foursome will stick to their instrumental roots and will perform their second album “39 Laps" in its entirety live.