Moon Panda have announced their debut EP “Pastel Pools” and shared a new single called “On The Attack”
When Californian songwriter/bassist Maddy Myers and Danish guitarist Gustav Moltke decided to collaborate, the band Moon Panda was born. Today, Moon Panda are delighted to share a brand new single entitled “On The Attack” and announce their debut EP “Pastel Pools”.
“On The Attack”
poignantly documents the more painful side of a long distance
relationship and the dizzying effects it can have. Myers explains
“Going back and forth
between self reliance and feeling like an unattached wild animal, chasing
affection and adoration. Waiting for a text back, a call, some proof that I’m
missed. Hopefully, it outlines that chaos that can happen inside you when you
just want that warmth and acceptance.”
Moon Panda will be performing in Denmark this September 18th supporting Honeyhoney’s Suzanne Santon at Loppen, Copenhagen.
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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” byClash 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.
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”, andsaying 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
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.
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