‘Ride the Waves’ sees an ambient return for psych rock duo Man of Moon

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8.2

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Having taken a long three-year break away from music, Man of Moon return with their psych-rock slow jam.

The Edinburgh duo, Chris Bainbridge and Michael Reid, met in college in 2014 when they formed the band and started writing and gigging almost instantly after their first jam together in class which led to them dropping out of college to focus completely on the music.

A defining, capable guitar and drum duo bouncing off each other with some catchy electronic hooks, ‘Ride the Waves’ sees the band return with true guitar grit and fuzz effects that are louder and arguably their best work to date.

In 2016 they released their debut EP ‘Medicine’  which saw the band embarking on their first UK tour and playing major festivals such as T in the Park, Belladrum and The Great Escape. Then 2018 brought the band a support slot with one of their favourite bands ‘Django Django’, which was the band’s first major footprint in Europe and are planning to go back soon.

2019 is the year that Man of Moon have been building up to. They will be releasing a brand new EP ‘Chemicals’ and recording their debut album.

UK Tour

February
21 – Dundee, Clarks
22 – Glasgow, Stereo w/ ACRYLIC + Lizzie Reid
28 – Aberdeen, The Cellar w/ FOREIGNFOX
01 – Inverness, Tooth & Claw w/ The Dazed Digital Age
06 – Manchester, Gullivers w/ Idle Hours
07 – London, Bermondsey Social Club
08 – Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
09 – Newcastle, Think Tank w/ Headclouds

Get your tickets in advance www.manofmoon.net/tour/

Good

  • Catchy hooks
  • Returned stronger

Bad

  • No deviation in sound

Summary

A defining, capable guitar and drum duo bouncing off each other with some catchy electronic hooks, 'Ride the Waves' sees the band return with true guitar grit and fuzz effects that are louder and arguably their best work to date.
8.2

ICM Rating

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