Moniker is a Richmond, VA band featuring Jordan Scott,
Ro-Derrick Branch & Madison Hinson
Private Prophet available everywhere via Goodeye Records

Merchandise available on Redbubble


With GroundSounds /// With Wickedd Childd

With Left Bank Magazine /// With Chapter89 Mag

Jordan Scott

The project of songwriter Jordan Scott, Moniker began from some home recordings while living in New York and working odd jobs, with the “MONiKER EP” and “All Things Excellent” both released in quick succession in 2015. In 2016, first full album “MONiKER LP” was released.  Dealing with the loss of a friend, “Good Bye Waste Land” was written by Scott in 2016, using the sounds of rock music to evoke bygone memories of teenage years in suburban Virginia. Afterwards, he returned Moniker to Richmond, VA and assembled a new lineup while continuing to tour and record. With Ro-Derrick Branch joining the project, “Private Prophet” was released on Good Eye Records in early 2019.

Leonard Cohen and Lou Reed make up the musical family tree which branches off to Moniker

-The Line of Best Fit


Upcoming Shows on Songkick

Live at “Laundropalooza” in Richmond, VA
Interview + acoustic performance with 2wo Scoops


Private Prophet

Review from Small Albums

Premiere/Review from The Vinyl District – “Effortlessly melodic”

Review from Escafandrista (ESP)

“Tidal Wave”
Premiere on Under The Radar
“A righteously defiant staking out of personal ground that evokes the muted rebelliousness and playfulness of Britpop.”

Review from Small Albums
“A handful of sparklers slowly burning purple fire.”

Belwood //  Nicorola  //  Imperfect Fifth  // A Journal of Musical Things

“Kicking and Screaming”
Premiere on The Line of Best Fit
“Leonard Cohen and Lou Reed make up the musical family tree which branches off to Moniker.”

Cereal + Sounds

Review from Aupium
“Subtly dark and wildly reflective, “Kicking and Screaming” is a guitar-powered shoegazey piece that channel a rare hybrid buzz of dooming madness and it-is-what-is attitude”

Good Bye Waste Land
Premiere on What Youth
Feature on Anna’s Ghost
Where the Music Meets
“Sounds like if The National and Courtney Barnett had a child….a hugely fulfilling listening experience”

Clash Music
“Moniker have a refreshingly broad sound…the band veer from disco abandon to crunching southern rock, recalling everyone from Orange Juice to White Denim to Kate Bush.” 

​Stereo Embers Magazine:
“Moniker are in possession of a precocious mastery of form….Proves anew what a great moment this is to be alive to new music.”  

10/10 from Unsigned & Independent Magazine (pg. 50)

Review from God Is In The TV Zine
“…a dreamily infectious number that defies expectations.”

Review from  Louder Than War
…this is pop perfection, but with a big New York city influence that threatens to burst out in a Hulk esque fashion.”
 “Rest My Head”   Video Premiere on Subdivider