Maybe The Moon – Washout

Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 10.34.22One of my favourite bands from across the pond, Maybe The Moon have put together another selection of sounds that feel like they’ve been ripped straight from the heart of the ’80s and given a modern face-lift.

With all the hallmarks of something that could so easily be a Depeche Mode, Yazoo or anyone of that ilk’s sound, the Californian duo aren’t afraid to look back for inspiration and they manage to bring it into today’s world without there being even the slightest hint of cheese around to taint what is essentially a pop song at heart. Even the over-held strings down take away from the slight twinge of mystique that flow through some of the rather unusual chord progressions – at time you could probably pluck out the basic chords and turn them into a decent horror film soundtrack. Right through from the relentless snare sound to the delicate vocals there’s a sense of unity which lays deep within the melodies and latches on to the inner-most curious parts of your mind.

There’s no maybe about it, this is a brilliant indie pop treat and you’d do well to get it down you asap.

Ciaran Steward

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