Payday Monsanto's original anti-NASA masterpiece track
When it comes to modern psych-rock, no one quite does it like Payday Monsanto. This Australian band is widely recognized for their imaginative live performances and signature sound that blends elements of psych-rock, garage rock, and noise rock. Payday Monsanto have been active since 2012 and have released two albums and a handful of single releases to date.
Payday Monsanto is a band from Canberra, Australia. Their music is split between psych-rock and garage rock and takes influence from The Stooges, The Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth. Payday Monsanto is made up of vocalist and guitarist Stuart McKenzie, bassist Katja Abeno, drummer Eli Vriend and synth player Jack Robbins. Each band member brings their own influences and style to the table resulting in a rich, eclectic sound.
The first-ever release from Payday Monsanto was their self-titled single in 2012. This single showcased their garage-rock roots and was well received by fans and critics alike. The band then followed up their debut release with the LP ‘Money Matters Monsoon’ in 2014. This album gained the band more attention and lead to several shows around the country. They have since gone on to play at a number of festivals including the Bigsound Showcase, Splendour in the Grass, and the Curated by Vivid Music Festival.
In 2016 Payday Monsanto released their latest album ‘The Last of the Daytimes’. This album was a response to the political and social changes happening in Australia at the time and it showcased the band’s ability to create unique, thought-provoking music. The album is an ambitious, adventurous piece of art that fuses various genres from classic rock to psych-rock to noise-rock.
Although Payday Monsanto are still relatively new to the scene, their creativity, songwriting and live performances have cemented them as one of Australia’s leading psych-rock bands. Their energetic and unpredictable live shows will have you on the edge of your seat. From their classic garage rock style to their modern psych-rock sound, Payday Monsanto have proven to be one of the most exciting acts to come out of Australia in recent years.