Taken from Brighton indie psych collective Moon Attendant’s forthcoming album ‘One Last Summer’, out 28th August via Big Potato Music, we’re delighted to premiere ‘Hot Power’ today right here on Backseat Mafia.
The band includes some old friends making new music. Brother Blewett and Holton from Black Hearted Brother are on vocals/guitar and synth/production. Label boss Neil Halstead come in on guitar, with Big Potato mainstay McCutcheon (Slowdive/ Mojave 3) on percussion; and guitarist and songwriter Molyneux.
Of the track, the band told us: “;Hot Power’ shows Moon Attendant at their grungy, furious, psych, satirical brink. Comfort in power of others, death of others, big ideas we have no idea how to deal [with]. “Only a short walk to the ticket shop to mend the mild me”
Certainly it draws in from the likes of Slowdive, with these messy guitars tearing up the track, along with elements of psych, but also straight up singalong indie rock. Splashes of synth and electro wash in with the rough edges, and it’s all brightened by this pure pop melody, decorated in harmonies, but soaked in this sort of hopeful melancholy that makes no sense till you listen to it. It’s like Moon Duo doing Teenage Fanclub. No really, THAT good.
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