They began as a fictional band from a fictional town featured on the Eccentronic Research Council’s 2015 concept album Johnny Rocket, Narcissist And Music Machine… I’m Your Biggest Fan. Now, The Moonlandingz have lurched, sticky and bleeding, into the real world .
The Moonlandingz is Eccentronic Research Council’s Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer, with Fat White Family’s Lias Saoudi (aka frontman Johnny Rocket) and Saul Adamczewski. The album was recorded with Sean Lennon at his studio in upstate New York and features Ross Orton (drums), Mairead O’Connor (bass), as well as guest appearances from Randy Jones (the Cowboy from The Village People), Rebecca Taylor from Slow Club, Phil Oakey (of the Human League) and YOKO ONO, who sings/yowls on epic closer, This Cities Undone.
Lead single Black Hanz gives a taster of the pomp, the camp, the sci-fi spookiness and the beautiful, dreamy hopelessness contained in upcoming debut album ‘Interplanetary Class Classics’ set to drop March 24th Via Chimera Music.
Flanagan had this to say about the new video…
“I wanted to make a video that kind of surreally highlighted these hideous Brexit times we are living in, this kind of intolerance that people have towards people who might be a little different, or not the same as them. It’s like the 70’s again, we can’t walk 500 yards down the street without some fucker saying some smart arse comment or spitting or wanting to attack us. Simultaneously, the governments ignoring the so-called lower working class is probably why we are in this mess that we are in today. Still, we should not tolerate intolerance of any kind. We should stamp it out with big glam rock stack heeled boots and slap some salami on their eye balls!!”
This could very well become THE album of 2017..stay tuned….