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Haute Tension. It means "High Voltage." With tensions running high all over the world, waves of the Atlantic lap on the beaches of Florida. There is a sound coming from Miami. A sound that has been shaped by a subtropical climate and political unrest. A sound that brings with it the unrelenting heat of the summer, but also a cool, calm, collectedness about it as we all watch the city.

Haute Tension is a band that believes in bringing back raw visceral energy into live music, all the while paying homage to their swampy tropical landscape of Florida. Their sophisticated sound resonates with a wide range of audiences who can expect to hear surf-y Dick Dale style guitar, and a dynamic influence of genres from garage to punk, classic rock, and blues. 


Formed by multidisciplinary artists Alexandre Merbouti, and Monica McGivern, the band has solidified a Miami sound accented by the influence of Afro-Latin drums. Having shared the stage light with international touring acts such as Herbie Hancock, Hinds, Kikagaku Moyo, and Ty Segall, they are well versed in performing at festivals, galleries, and venues of all sizes.


​Their self-titled debut record was pressed in South Florida, independently released, and named "Best Local Album" by the Miami New Times.


Looking ahead, keep an eye and an ear out for new music videos and songs... until then, keep up to date with latest tour dates and announcements at:



"This band is a party and you can't help but to have a good time." The Family Reviews

"Brilliant songs and great performances all around." -KRAMER at Noise Miami



Five Locals to See at iiiPOINTS: Miami New Times

Top 10 Local Bands at iiiPOINTS 2022, Too Much Love Magazine

Music Issue Feature, The Atlantic Current Magazine

Florida Sampler, Alt Citizen

TOP 10 Women to See at III Points 2019- Miami New Times  

Miami Music Acts to Watch in 2019- Miami New Times

Where to Party During Basel (GRAMPS)- Greater Miami and the Beach

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PHOTO: Edgar Garcia

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