For a debut EP ‘The Moon Kids’ have certainly delivered an extremely confident 5 track. It’s very catchy indie-pop with elements of Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford thrown in for good measure.
The Dunfermline four-piece deliver huge chorus’s and care-free music that is as pleasant on the ear as a laughing baby. There appears to be no hidden agenda or secret political messages here. This is, as the band tell us, ‘Fairground Pop’. From the self-titled EP two tracks stand out. I guarantee both ‘Luna Park’ and ‘Carousel’ will be swimming around your head for the next two weeks such is there catchiness. The former will no doubt grace radio playlists the breadth of the UK due to its quite contagious guitars and chorus.
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The band tell us that “We’d like to write an anthem for our generation,” says frontman David Barr, “something like Pretty Vacant maybe. I’m not sure we’ve done that yet, but we do write songs that’ll make your heart beat a little faster.
“This EP is all about capturing that feeling when you leave your front door and step out into the night – or you look into a girl’s eyes for the first time. You’re not sure what’s going to happen. It could be good, it could be bad. Either way, it’s going to be an adventure.”
If you’d like to experience this new genre of ‘Fairground Pop’ first hand then the band will be playing…
The Moon Kids play a hometown show at Dunfermline’s PJ Molloys on Friday June 20th. Forthcoming dates include:
July 4th King Tut’s – Glasgow
July 5th Busker’s – Dundee
July 11th-13th T In The Park – Balado
July 25th/26th Wickerman Festival – East Kirkcarswell
‘The Moon Kids’ EP is released on the 23rd June, but can be heard now on Spotify.