The Moonlandingz are the semi-fictional psych-pop group put together by Sheffield’s practical electronics wizards and analogue taxidermists, The Eccentronic Research Council (Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer) and Fat White Family’s Lias Saoudi and Saul Adamczewski.
‘The Strangle of Anna’ is a warm and tender pop duet, featuring everyone’s hero of the hour ‘Johnny Rocket’ (aka Lias) and the UK’s finest female song siren, Rebecca Taylor from Slow Club. The song is all set to warm the nation’s hearts during this cold and politically deranged winter of discontent and will almost definitely set those in chains free… it’s a record about liberation, finding a voice and standing up. Featured earlier today on 6 Music in the UK on Lauren Laverne, it is also scheduled to be played on Marc Riley’s show.
The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album, INTERPLANETARY CLASS CLASSICS (released March 24th through Chimera Music) and features guest appearances from Randy Jones (the Cowboy from The Village People), Phil Oakey and Yoko Ono, along with drummer Ross Orton and bassist Mairead O’Connor. Written, recorded and produced by the band at studios in Sheffield and New York, it also features co-producer Sean Lennon on guitar and additional drums and bass and was mixed by legendary Flaming Lips/Tame Impala/MGMT producer, Dave Fridmann. The album is a feast of swirling juddering synths, wailing guitars, motorik stomp and extraordinary songwriting – weird, catchy, glorious and filthy pop.
The Moonlandingz have proven themselves to be one of the best live bands in the UK and next month kick off an 11 date headlining tour, before heading into Europe and ending with their biggest show to date at Village Underground in London on April 4th. They will be joined on these dates by their special guests, new Rough Trade signings, Goat Girl.
22 NEWCASTLE Cluny
23 GLASGOW Stereo
25 LIVERPOOL The Invisible Wind Factory
28 BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds
29 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
30 MANCHESTER Gorilla
01 SHEFFIELD The Leadmill
02 BRISTOL Thekla
03 PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
04 LONDON Village Underground