man of moon
“Medicine can be different things to different people; it can be good, bad, drugs, a cure, the answer or the problem.
” Says Chris Bainbridge, one half of Edinburgh-based Man of Moon when discussing the title of the band’s debut EP. Mikey Reid makes up the other half of the group who, at 19 years old, decided to quit college and pursue music, such was the deep-set sonic bond the two had made when fusing their ideas and talents. In 2015 they released their debut single, led by the A-side of ‘The Road’, it was a gliding, motortik-driven piece of neo pop psychedlia, produced by Frightened Rabbit’s Andy Monaghan. Picking up a healthy dose of critical and fan acclaim along the way, the band had also pricked ears of other fellow Scottish groups, such as The Phantom Band and the Twilight Sad, the latter of whom invited the duo on tour, twice. On this 4 track EP they return to working with Monaghan. The shimmering psych glow of their previous material has been developed into more structured, multifaceted, textured and slightly more aggressive songs. Whilst there are unquestionably louder moments there too are more sombre, quieter moments too, songs that reside in states of tranquillity and reflection, allowing gentle guitar lines to linger amongst the thick ambience of the production.
- i run
- when i wake