As they announce they’ll be opening for The Superjesus in October in Sydney and Newcastle, prog-rock outfit MOON has released the much-anticipated third single from their album, “The Orbitor”.
Ronnie Biggs is about the infamous UK train robber. Don’t let the title deceive you though! It’s a track that is so full of emotion it can make a grown man cry. Balbi’s vocals and guitar picking over Jagger’s unbelievable tom tom work, with Swine creating an endless guitar feedback sustain, takes this song to a level that silences critics.
As it floats, it hits the outro with a very Zep-like string stab movement where the band lock like a machine and Jagger fools them all with an epic 3 / 4 to 5 / 4 drum turn around. Recorded live, warts and all with minimal keys, the guitar tricks introduce the sonic swirl – Ronnie Biggs is reminiscent of the days where bands didn’t write hit singles, they just wrote great music.
Beginning as a recording experiment, the three-piece threw out the rule-book and set about treating a rock band like an orchestra with its balls-out, creating new rock on their own terms. MOON is led from the front by guitar legend’s Steve Balbi (Noiseworks, Move Trees) and Mark Ward (Pearls & Swine, Plastic Fingers), with Australia’s number 1 drummer under 25, (now) 13-year-old Jagger Alexander-Erber.
Their first album, “The Orbitor”, an eight-track celebration of rock, particularly showcases guitars and drums, through to quiet introspection and string sections, big beats and delicate synths depicting an unnerving beauty matched only by its frightening eloquence and timeless narrative thread. Fans old and new can catch them this October in Sydney and Newcastle opening for Golden Robot Records stable-mate, The Superjesus, on their Love and Violence tour.