The second song to be released so far from The Moonlandingz debut album Interplanetary Class Classics, The Strangle Of Anna is a duet between Rebecca Taylor of Slow Club and Johnny Rocket. It is written "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." - Adrian Flanagan
With that, we invite you to bask in all it's warmth and tenderness...
The song was written by Dean Honer, Adrian Flanagan and Lias Saudi at studios in Sheffield and New York, along with the rest of Interplanetary Class Classics, the debut album from The Moonlandingz. That will be out 24 March, and you can pre-order on CD or LP now to download Black Hanz and The Strangle Of Anna.
Around the release of the album the band start their UK tour before heading out on a newly announced set of dates in Europe. The tickets for the European shows go on sale Thursday, and the complete list is below.
22 Mar - Cluny in Newcastle, UK
23 Mar - Stereo in Glasgow, UK
24 Mar - Whelans in Dublin, UK
25 Mar - Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool, UK
28 Mar - Hare & Hounds in Birmingham, UK
29 Mar - Rescue Rooms in Nottingham, UK
30 Mar - Gorilla in Manchester, UK
1 Apr - Leadmill in Sheffield
2 Apr - Thekla in Bristol
3 Apr - Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth
4 Apr - Village Underground in London
19 Apr - The Bullingdon in Oxford
20 Apr - Le 106 Club in Rouen
21 Apr - Le Printemps de Bourges Festival in Bourges
22 Apr - Artheater in Cologne
24 Apr - Katine am Berghain in Berlin
25 Apr - Molotow in Hamburg
26 Apr - Paradiso in Amsterdam
27 Apr - Point FMR in Paris