A new track from Toronto duo Moon King, comprising of Daniel Benjamin and Maddy Wilde, heralds the imminent release of their debut album, Secret Life. Following on from a couple of EPs, Obsession I and II, and an appearance at Iceland Airwaves, the duo moved to a cottage in northern Ontario to record the album with friends, all of whom had appeared in some shape or form (musically) in Moon King at some point in the past.

It's scheduled to arrive on 14th April via Last Gang Records.

Funnily enough it sounds a bit like Moon Duo, the whole space-rock-esque thing going on, and a very similar name. Coincidence?

For now, yes, we got this new track to sink our teeth into. I just floated away to it. At first, it's a space rock odyssey, a galloping beat and a wall of distorted guitars providing the stormy sea through which electronic bleeps 'n' bloops exercise acrobatics easy as dolphins do. Add dreamy, mist-like vocals and you have this track, 'Roswell'.

You can pre-order a limited edition vinyl here.

  • Moon King tour dates (* = w/ Alvvays)
  • 21.01 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute *
  • 22.01 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club *
  • 23.01 - Newcastle, UK @ Think Tank *
  • 24.01 - Glasgow, Scotland @ King Tuts *
  • 26.01 - Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega *
  • 27.01 - Birmingham @ Hare & Hounds *
  • 28.01 - London, UK @ Scala *
  • 30.01 - Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy 2 *
  • 31.01 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla *
  • 02.02 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix *
  • 05.02 - Oslo, Norway @ John Dee *
  • 06.02 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Strand *
  • 07.02 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta *
  • 09.02 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow exil *
  • 10.02 - Berlin, DE @ Kantine Am Berghain *
  • 12.02 - Vienna, Austria @ B72 *
  • 13.02 - Milan, Italy @ Lo Fi *
  • 14.02 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Bogen F *