Toronto’s Moon King are childhood friends, Daniel Woodhead and Maddy Wilde. Their debut album, Obsession, released on the One Big Silence label (run by Fucked Up’s Mike Haliechuck) in 2013, was described by Drowned In Sound as “electro-tinged dream-pop” The duo release their latest album Secret Life in April this year and Roswell is the first single from it. And what a gem it is! Imagine stepping into a rocket, with Wilde as your sole companion and being jettisoned into outer space, powered by an explosive mix of Neu! and Hawkwind and you have got the essence of the track.
Described by Woodhead as a transition from the old Moon King style to the new, Roswell is a taster of what to expect when the album lands in April. The band embark on a UK and European tour next week and play Birmingham’s Hare and Hounds on 29th.