Biography

Monotonix are a garage rock band from Tel Aviv, Israel. They released their debut EP in 2008 and have toured the United States and Europe, including notable appearances at SXSW.

Dissatisfied with the state of the music scene in their hometown of Tel Aviv, the Israeli trio Monotonix formed in November 2005. The band, which has grown out of the disbanded Mono Addicted Acid Man, consists of singer Ami Shalev, guitarist Yonatan Gat, and drummer Haggai Fershtman (Ran Shimoni filled in for Fershtman on some tours), started recording, influenced by Led Zeppelin, the Sonics, and Thin Lizzy. Shortly after forming, they began playing shows at local venues. They frequently set up on the floor among the crowd, playing shows raucous enough to result in the power being shut off or the police called in.