Canadian duo Moon King have today premiered a new track from their forthcoming record, Obsession. 'Big Dumb Blue Angel' is perhaps as direct as anything the band have so far put their name to. Under two minutes long, it's driven by a sharp vocal melody and shrouded in the buzzsaw of distinctly post-punk guitars and a pointed metallic rhythm section.
It's a telling snapshot of Obsession - melodic yet visceral, insistent yet ambiguous - revealing the compelling dichotomy at the heart of Moon King.
Obsession is released on Tough Love on September 23rd.
Moon King tour Europe in September with Born Ruffians. All dates are listed below.
18th - The Soup Kitchen, Manchester, w/ Born Ruffians
19th - Concrete, London w/ Born Ruffians
20th - Green Store Room, Brighton w/ Born Ruffians
21st - Incubate Festival, Tilburg
23rd - Video, Ghent
24th - Birthdays, London
26th - Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg
27th - Gebaude 9, Cologne, w/ Born Ruffians
28th - Berlin Independent Night, Berlin
30th - Witoof Bar, Brussels, w/ Born Ruffians
1st - La Grande Mix, Tourcoing, w/ Born Ruffians
2nd - Trabendo, Paris w/ Born Ruffians
2nd - Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik
MOON KING BIOG
Comprised of Toronto native Daniel Benjamin and collaborator/co-conspirator, Maddy Wilde, the duo have been making music together for most of their lives. As Moon King, the two singers weave dreamlike harmonies over buzz-saw guitars and electronic percussion, their live performances capturing a raw-nerve intensity that verges on ecstatic.
While they have ties to a handful of other Canadian projects – Majical Cloudz, Grimes, Austra – they more obviously share a sonic affinity with the alien androgyny of Cocteau Twins, mbv and The Breeders. Many of Daniel’s songs appeal to our darker subconscious desires, revelling in the embrace of fear and ego as a means of escape. Daniel also frequently performs with his brother Airick's group, Doldrums