28/03/17

The Moonlandingz / ‘Interplanetary Class Classics’ out now

The time has come, The Moonlandingz debut album is out now and has the title Interplanetary Class Classics. We've been a little overwhelmed by its reception, though maybe it's to be expected given the semi-fictional band is made up of members of Fat White Family and The Eccentronic Research Council. That's not to mention Rebecca Taylor of Slow Club, and the impressive list of features on the album... Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Randy Jones of the Village People. For example, here's what The Guardian, Mojo and The Quietus had to say...

"Johnny Rocket may not exist but he is still a far better rock star than most current pretenders" - The Guardian, who reviewed it with 4 stars.

"In the lineage of The Monks and Devo with an added dollop of Half Man Half Biscuit and Delia Derbyshire gone glam-synth- stomp" - Mojo, another 4 star review

"Fantasy! reality! sex! rage! fear! fun! horror!... it's so exciting" - The Quietus, read their review here.

The Line Of Best Fit, Loud and Quiet, The Independent and NME have all coming to similar conclusions.

Copies of the CD and gatefold vinyl are in-stores now, whilst you can stream or download here.

Adrian from the band talked Drowned In Sound through each song on the album, a piece that can be considered an authoritative compendium on the album. However, to give you an idea, here are a few quotes about some of the songs that came out in the run up to the album's release.

The Strangle of Anna
"We wrote the song from the viewpoint of the girlfriend of some cliched, self absorbed, pound-shop indie Lou Reed wannabe, who plays in some velvets/ Mary chain-esque shoddy local band..You know the type , sociopathic skinny boys in leather jackets and winkle pickers, with cry baby, light weight, borderline drug problem - and with egos that far outweighs their talent for playing the chords, C, F and G through a fuzz guitar pedal, drenched in reverb. I think every woman has a tale about being with such Grade A Black Clouds!!" - Adrian Flanagan

Black Hanz
"It's a celebration of the outsider, the depressed, the sexually inept, the disenfranchised, the politically unengaged or undecided, the bullied, the lonely, those people at point break. And we really do seem to be reaching those very people who are looking for that voice in the dark, for that wonky discotheque that will relight the fire in their soul." - Adrian Flanagan

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