TRACK OF THE DAY – MOON KING – ‘Apocalypse’

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You could say ‘Apocalypse’ is a tune of two halves from a band of two halves. Toronto’s Moon King are songwriter Daniel Benjamin and singer/guitarist Maddy Wilde. They’ve recently been touring the UK with compatriots Alvvays, we caught ’em live in Manchester recently (see HERE) and were quite frankly blown away by their set.  It was full of energy vigour and tunes that immediately grabbed your attention combined with an all-encompassing sound that was mesmeric.  So much so, in fact that we bought their CD at the merch stall, which seems to be a compilation of their history so far, namely their Obsessions I and II Eps.

‘Apocalypse’ is from their forthcoming debut album ‘Secret Life’ released by the excellent ‘Last Gang Records’ out April 14th and as mentioned earlier, it’s a tune of two halves, starting slowly building from Daniels soaring vocals and Maddy’s insistent guitar riffs until it surges and explodes into life.  Apparently the album was recorded live to capture the raw energy and spontaneity of the band’s sound.  If that’s the case, it should be quite a special debut indeed.

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ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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