(featuring members of Fat White Family and Eccentronic Research Council)
Debut album INTERPLANETARY CLASS CLASSICS available via Chimera Music
#8 UK Independent Albums Chart
#4 Independent Album Breakers Chart
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Includes guest appearances from Yoko Ono, Randy Jones (Village People) and Philip Oakey (The Human League).
Co-produced by Sean Lennon
Band available for press in NYC May 7th - 11th
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 hottest band in the UK, The Moonlandingz, recently completed a sold out tour of the UK, including their biggest show to date at Village Underground in London. They've been receiving praise across the board, not only for their live shows, but for their stellar debut album, INTEPLANETARY CLASS CLASSICS. The band head to Europe next week, then hit New York City for 5 days, culminating in an exclusive show at Rough Trade on May 11th.
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. INTERPLANETARY CLASS CLASSICS is out now 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 band 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 video for their single 'The Strangle of Anna', featuring the voice of Slow Club's Rebecca Lucy Taylor.
The Moonlandingz have proven themselves to be one of the best live bands in the UK - see for yourself when they hit these shores next month to 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)
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
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