Inspired by the sounds of 90’s alternative rock, Monkey to Millionaire got their break after placed themselves as one of the finalists in LA Light Indiefest II band competition, and their song “Rules and Policy” was set as the first single from the compilation album resulted from the competition. The songs won the attentions of music fans nationwide and soon after the single broke into the radio, they found themselves playing shows in cities all over Indonesia. Their self-titled EP that was released in 2006 also has established Monkey to Millionaire as one of the most promising new bands in Indonesia.
In 2008, they entered the studio to record their debut album “Lantai Merah”. Their pre-release single from the album, “Merah that distributed freely on the Internet was received with high acclaims from fans, generating 8,000 downloads in the first three months alone.
When “Lantai Merah” finally released on May 2009, Expectations are already mounting and the album was very much hailed by fans and the media as one of the best albums of the year so far, thanks to their catchy and quality songs, vast improvement in their musicality and their unique lyrical approaches.