‘Romantic’ encounters may have been reduced to awkward interactions on Tinder during lockdown, but the Moontown Project is here, with their latest 70s disco-inspired single, ‘Moon Honey’ to remind us how sweet intemperance can be.
With their highly-anticipated single, created in collaboration with Archie Weir, The Leeds & London-based indie electronica duo paint vivid amorous imagery by sweeping right across the tonal palette. Moon Honey shows how serious the Moontown Project are about bringing colour to our increasingly monochromatic planet.
If you’ve ever hit an indie disco dancefloor, you’ll know exactly which scenario Moon Honey depicts; that moment when you barely want to think about your life beyond strobe lights, music and strangers who tempt you into hedonism. The deep funky guitar chops and grooves combined with shimmering synths create the perfect platform for the mischievously soulful vocals to float on in the enlivening radio-ready single.
The Moontown Project take inspiration from artists who defy genre constraints such as MGMT and Gorillaz. They’re just as adept when creating a balance between accessibility and cross-genre experimentation. With their tendency to take from techno, electro-funk, house, hip hop and indie, The Moontown Project’s spacey synth-heavy sound is a recipe for commercial success.
The lockdown-born project which consists of Will Swain-Smith (guitar and vocals) and Guy Molony (keys, bass vocals) have already amassed plenty of airplay and adoration on BBC Introducing, London and Amazing Radio. When restrictions are finally lifted, I have no doubt that the Moontown Project will be here to make sure that our moods are lifted in venues. Get them on your radar.
Moon Honey is now available to stream on Spotify.
Review by Amelia Vandergast