Today, our new music spotlight is on Moon Panda
Location: Brighton, California, Denmark, London!
Line-up: Songwriter/Singer: Maddy Myers, Guitarist: Gustav Moltke, Synths: George Godwin, Percussion: Alfie Webber
About: With a mismatch of influences including the misunderstood maverick composer Charles Ives, the intricate, technical guitarist Erik Mongrain, and US alt-lit writer Heiko Julien, it might come as some surprise that Moon Panda create such beautifully relatable songs. The sounds of Portishead, Mitski, Beirut, Beach House, and Angel Olsen have been key to the formation of Moon Panda. After the duo of Californian songwriter Maddy Myers and Danish guitarist Gustav Moltke decided on the talents of Bristolian synth player George Godwin and London-based percussionist Alfie Webber to join them, they settled on Brighton in 2018 as their creative base to launch the group.
What Hidden Herd say: There are times when a track instantly grabs, clutching at your ears from the first 16 and not letting go. ‘Rabbit‘ carries the allure of golden, dusty americana fronted with an enthralling femme fatale in Maddy Myers.
Thursday 16th August – London @ The Camden Assembly. Tickets via TicketWeb
Friday 31st August – Brighton @ The Admiral. Tickets via Songkick
Latest track: ‘Rabbit‘