This one’s for the fans of alternative, grungy, good old Rock-n-Roll. Hailing from Poway, CA comes Monkeys in Space. The band formed in December of 2008 with one main goal– to spread the badassery of rock, of course. The band members consist of Johnny Rukkus on guitar and vocals, Jeremy Vara also on guitar and vocals, Josh Smith on bass and Vocals, and Ryan Higginson on drums. Edgy riffs, bluesy soulful vocals and electrified fist-pumping action surge throughout the seven tracks on the band’s debut EP, Flying Under the Influence. Monkeys in Space represent all that is Rock-n-Roll. They’re totally grunge, groovy, and are an eclectic mix of all of the rock greats that have come before them. Monkeys In Space are currently working hard in the new studio to produce their first full-length album, Kill Your Past- Due out late 2018. Several new songs off the soon to be underground hit are already posted for your listening pleasure at souncloud.com/monkeysinspace and youtube.com/baddestmonkeyrawk. Stay tuned- much more to come from this powerful foursome. Monkeys In Space- From Space to Your Face.
Monkeys in Space can be compared to many notable bands such as Foo Fighters and Muse. Johnny’s vocals are so much like Dave Grohl’s with a twist of personal flair. It’d be absurd if a fan of rock couldn’t hear the comparison between this band and many other popular alt/rock bands. This makes MiS much more prone to positive exposure with the rock scene. For all we know, they could open up for a Grammy award-winning band and get a standing ovation while the crowd asks, “Who the hell are these guys? They rock!”Once the end is near, you won’t want it to end. The guitar work is truly impressive and those lyrics and vocals are 100% badass. The number one thing that can be said about this EP? Rock, rock, rock. It couldn’t be more simple than that and that’s the beauty of it. Upon listening to Monkeys in Space, the listener will reminisce those true rock bands that made their way to the top by making music that is just like the tracks on this EP. It’s safe to say that MiS is going somewhere. Download this and I guarantee you won’t be sorry. Rock on!