(featuring members of Fat White Family and Eccentronic Research Council)
Share video for 'The Strangle of Anna' on NME
Debut album INTERPLANETARY CLASS CLASSICS released March 24th via Chimera Music
Album includes guest appearances from Yoko Ono, Randy Jones (Village People) and Philip Oakey (The Human League). Co-produced by Sean Lennon
Credit; Chris Saunders
"A rip-roaring busman's holiday...there's a camp swagger to these motorik grooves." Q
"Forging bombast with bravura, silliness with sentiment and homage with fist-clenched individuality, this is a trip worth taking, especially for those already acquainted. Like a defiant and brilliantly bonkers case of cosmic ordering coming off with flying colours, this is a release that – perhaps more than any of its main players associated projects – doubles up celebration of the possible. And how." The Quietus (lead review and read the interview)
"A deviant blend of filthy pop and pre-digital electronics....top drawer psycho-disco" MOJO
“Feral antics and louche anarchy!” The Guardian
"For a ‘fictional’ band, The Moonlandingz have made a pretty great album." (8/10) The Line Of Best Fit
The band name on everyone's lips in the UK, The Moonlandingz, have teamed up with award winning video director and cinematographer, Dawn Shadforth and Robbie Ryan; the people that brought you the iconic video for Kylie Minogue's 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head', the gritty heartbreaking British film, 'I, Daniel Blake' and 'American Honey' (amongst many more), to bring you the brand new video for their latest single 'The Strangle of Anna', featuring the voice of SlowClub's Rebecca Lucy Taylor.
The Moonlandingz are the semi-fictional psych-pop group put together by Sheffield’s practical electronics wizards and analogue taxidermists, The Eccentronic Research Council (Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer) and Fat White Family'sLias Saoudi and Saul Adamczewski.
'The band previously shared Black Hanz, released as an EP late last year and included on the album. Both tracks have been on A list rotation on 6 Music in the UK on Lauren Laverne and Marc Riley's shows.
INTERPLANETARY CLASS CLASSICS is released March 24th through Chimera Music and features guest appearances from Yoko Ono, Randy Jones (the Cowboy from The Village People), and Philip Oakey, along with drummer Ross Orton and bassist Mairead O’Connor. Written, recorded and produced by the band at studios in Sheffield and New York, it also features co-producer Sean Lennon on guitar and additional drums and bass and was mixed by legendary Flaming Lips/Tame Impala/MGMT producer, Dave Fridmann. The album is a feast of swirling juddering synths, wailing guitars, motorik stomp and extraordinary songwriting - weird, catchy, glorious and filthy pop.
The Moonlandingz have proven themselves to be one of the best live bands in the UK and kick off an 11 date headlining tour this week, before heading to Europe and ending with their biggest show to date at Village Underground in London on April 4th.
The band play an exclusive New York show on May 11th at Rough Trade NYC. Stay tuned for more news, including additional US appearances.
INTERPLANETARY CLASS CLASSICS TRACK LISTING:
2. Sweet Saturn Mine
3. Black Hanz
5. The Strangle Of Anna (feat. Rebecca Taylor of Slow Club)
6. Theme From Valhalladale
7. The Rabies Are Back
8. Neuf De Pape
9. Glory Hole (feat. Randy Jones from Village People)
10. Lufthanza Man
11. This Cities Undone (feat. Yoko Ono & friendz)
The Black Hanz EP is available digitally, featuring a special mix (non-LP) and 3 other non-LP tracks:
Drop It Fauntleroy, The Cement Garden (interlude) & Psych Ersatz (ERC Rasper Four Eyes De-Mix).
22nd - Newcastle - Cluny
23rd - Glasgow - Stereo SOLD OUT
24th - Dublin - Whelans
25th - Liverpool - Invisible Wind Factory
28th - Birmingham - Hare & Hounds SOLD OUT
29th - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
30th - Manchester - Gorilla SOLD OUT
1st - Sheffield - Leadmill
2nd - Bristol - Thekla SOLD OUT
3rd - Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
4th - London - Village Underground SOLD OUT
19th - Oxford - The Bullingdon
20th - Rouen - Le 106 Club
21st - Bourges - Le Printemps de Bourges Festival
22nd - Cologne - Artheater
24th - Berlin - Katine am Berghain
25th - Hamburg - Molotow
26th - Amsterdam - Paradiso
27th - Paris - Point FMR
11th - Brooklyn - Rough Trade NYC
The Moonlandingz online: