Oh yes, the fictional band became real! The Moonlandingz are coming to play at Queens.
An outsider ouija psych pop super group, born out of a fictional band & imagined by Sheffield (UK) based Audio Taxidermists and bearded analog synth scientists, The ECCENTRONIC RESEARCH COUNCIL aka Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer (from ex-wonky electronic chart botherers, The All Seeing I), who brought in LIAS SAOUDI, frontman from the “most dangerous band in Britain” (N.M.E), THE FAT WHITE FAMILY and their guitarist SAUL ADAMCZEWSKI.
One track by the fictional band titled, ‘Sweet Saturn Mine’, got picked up immediately by BBC 6 Music and other BBC stations and became a main stay on British radio throughout the whole of spring 2015 and picked up best track of the year with 6 music dj’s and various online music publications in the end of year polls.
The demand to hear & see the band was so great that the fictional band became a real band in August 2015 and did a handful of sell out shows across the Uk and more recently were invited by Iggy Pop to open for him at his first official live show promoting his album ‘Post Pop Depression’ in Austin, Texas, during this years SXSW.
The band have just finished recording and mixing their debut Album (Due early 2017) in upstate New York with their friend, Sean Lennon. The album promises an eye watering array of special guests and collaborations.
And what can we expect from the forthcoming live tour ?
“A brief look at the world as it actually is. This is the ‘Ultimate Realism tour’. These shows will take the futile embarrassment that is contemporary British life and embrace it relentlessly, passionately, pathetically.!!” states singer/frontman, Lias Saoudi, enigmatically.
It’s Pop music, but not as we know it.
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The Moonlandingz featured in ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE