The Hillbilly Moon Explosion unveil the video for their new single Down On Your Knees, released on Ltd edition Duck-egg Blue Transparent 7” vinyl and DL.
Down On Your Knees is one of those songs you want to start throwing stuff around to and the video is rock’n’roll in that most rock’n’roll of places: an English country farmhouse.
Feast you eyes now on the salacious and feisty Down On Your Knees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujix5oHoLIM.
Down On Your Knees is taken from The Hillbilly Moon Explosion’s diverse and exhilarating new album ‘With Monsters and Gods’.
A half-English 4-piece hidden away in the unlikely habitat of Switzerland, the line-up is chanteuse Emanuela Hutter, Oliver Baroni on vocals and stand-up bass, Duncan James on guitar and Sylvain Petite on drums; With Monsters and Gods is also embellished by Oliver’s latent piano skills. The esteemed Pete Thomas provided saxophone, he also played live with the band alongside Martin Winning on horns and Geraint Watkins on keyboards on their recent European tour.
With Monsters and Gods was produced by Oliver Baroni, as the band wanted “to reflect the somewhat harder edge you get from the months on the road.” and the result “is a louder, more rock’n’roll album.”
The album concerns itself with “making friends with your demons”. The title track deals with this and “deep love”, while the rest of the album warns what can happen if “you’re afraid of your demons and ignore them which might lead you to Depression and Desperation and constantly being Down on your Knees.” Opening with psychedelia meets 50s sci-fi of In Space the following 13 songs are an aural treat firmly rooted in established musical styles (rockabilly, r’n’b etc.). However, with Emanuela’s vocals you get ‘this weird distinctly non-American approach to singing’ creating a unique sound.
With contributions including Spark Phillips of Demented Are Go and mariachi horns courtesy of Calexico, you have a very special album from a band that is not only at ease with themselves but one that’s at its full creative tilt and in the
To celebrate the release of Down On Your Knees The Hillbilly Moon Explosion play a brace of UK shows in September; headlining the Borderline in London and The Bedlam Breakout Festival in Northampton.
The Hillbilly Moon Tour dates
16th London The Borderline
Tickets for London available from http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/the-hillbilly-moon-explosion-tickets/245005
17th Northampton Bedlam Breakout
Tickets for Bedlam Breakout available from http://www.bedlambreakout.com/site/index.php/tickets/saturday-tickets/