Take a listen to the new track from Moon Panda. It's dreamy yet sinister, with a killer hook. The dreamy, breathy vocals conjure up images of obsession, while the rolling bass hints at a darker more sinister motive and the pop riff throws the whole thing off course. The track could be straight out of a David Lynch film for it's layering of hidden meanings and confusion. Compelling listening.
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Moon Panda received an impressive response on their debut single 'Rabbit' which reached #1 on Hype Machine's Most Popular chart in the summer of 2018 and was described as "languid, dreamy guitar pop with a slight baroque feel" by Clash Magazine while Indie Shuffle admired the "progression of the track and addition of sharp, catchy synths" and compared the sound of the track to that of St. Vincent and The National. The song was produced by Cameron Blackwood who is known for his work with the likes of London Grammar, Florence & The Machine, and The Horrors.
Follow-up single 'Gun' looked to outline the darker thoughts within "the capricious human mind", explains Myers, with Berlin's KALTBLUT Magazine describing it as "deliciously woozy", and saying the track, "nestles nicely between the likes of Tame Impala and Beach House". The single was produced by established engineer Tom Biller who has worked on records such as Warpaint’s 'The Fool' and Fiona Apple’s 'Extraordinary Machine', to Elliott Smith’s 'From a Basement on a Hill', and Beck’s track 'Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime' from the OST of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
The work of Portishead, Men I Trust, Mitski, Beach House, and Angel Olsen have been key to the formation of Moon Panda, as well as their early concept of sound-tracking a "big, lush forest surrounded by the cosmos, filled with giant creatures - a space jungle". Understandably then, the visuals accompanying the music are hugely important to the band. The videos for 'Rabbit' and 'Gun' were both stunning in their own way, praise crossing over to animation-lovers and cinephiles like Motionographer, Lester Banks, It's Nice That and curators at Vimeo who highlighted it as a 'Staff Pick'.
Change is a part of life, and Moon Panda have had their fair share of shifts in line-up and location during their lifetime as a group. In 2019, Moltke and Myers have found themselves in Denmark, with an important addition being 'BMO' the puppy (and now number 1 Moon Panda fan). Upcoming EP "Pastel Pools" will collect singles 'Rabbit', 'Gun', 'On The Attack' and include more new work for fans to look forward to.