Manon Meurt

Manon Meurt are Vojtěch Pejša (guitar, vocals), Káťa Elznicová (vocals, guitar), Jiří Bendl (drums) and Jana Karlíková (bass guitar, giggler). Sparkling songs formed by soft and transcendent vocals, hypnotic bass lines, evolving drums and reverbed guitars are a trademark of this young quartet from Czech Republic.
Manon Meurt hail from a small town Rakovník west of Prague. Inspired by the British shoegaze movement of the early 90s and bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Lush, Ride or Slowdive have clearly helped shape the band’s sound. 

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These quickly rising shoegaze stars have played alongside The Raveonettes, LSD and the Search for God and My Bloody Valentine. During the soundcheck for the latter, while Kevin Shields was still in the locker room, MBV’s sound engineer actually complained that Manon Meurt were playing too loud. 

Supporting My Bloody Valentine in Prague in 2013 was actually one of their first concerts and since then the band has toured several times all over Europe and the UK. They played major festivals in Czech and Slovak Republic like Colours of Ostrava, Rock For People, Pohoda, United Islands of Prague, Waves Bratislava, Beseda u bigbítu, as well as festivals abroad Banát in Romania, Nürnberg.Pop and Brückenfestival in Germany, Pre-Monte Fest in Croatia and Eurosonic Noorderslag.

The self-titled 12" EP (first released in 2014 and then re-released by Canadian Label Obscura) got a plenty of attention on the international music blogosphere with praises going to the beautiful ethereal vocals and wonderful guitar work combined with atmospheric bass lines and precise drums. 

The band is currently working on their second album which will be released by the end of 2017.