Moon King, the brainchild of Toronto native Daniel Benjamin and collaborator/co-conspirator Maddy Wilde have officially announced their signing to Last Gang Records, home to some of Canada’s greatest musical exports including Crystal Castles, Death From Above 1979, Ryan Hemsworth and more. The band will be releasing their highly anticipated debut in 2015 with details of the new LP to be released very soon…. Watch this space.
In more exciting news, they’ll be hitting the road with Alvvays as part of their world tour, including a string of Canadian dates and then heading to the UK and Europe. All dates are listed below.
Moon King weave dreamlike harmonies over buzz-saw guitars and electronic percussion, with their live performances capturing a raw-nerve intensity that verges on ecstatic. Their music has been compared to the likes of Cocteau Twins and Broadcast, but their sound remains distinctly unique. Moon King’s first EPs, Obsession I and Obsession II, were released on Fucked Up guitarist Mike Haliechuk’s label One Big Silence, and re-released in Europe by Tough Love Records in the fall of 2013.
Dec 18 – Montreal, QC @ Sala Rosa
Dec 19 – Kingston, ON @ The Grad Club
Dec 20 – Toronto, ON @ the Opera House
Jan 21 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
Jan 22 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Jan 23 – Newcastle, UK @ Think Tank
Jan 24 – Glasgow, Scotland @ King Tuts
Jan 26 – Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega
Jan 27 – Birmingham @ Hare & Hounds
Jan 28 – London, UK @ Scala
Jan 30 – Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy 2
Jan 31 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
Feb 2 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
Feb 5 – Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
Feb 6 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Strand
Feb 7 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta
Feb 9 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow exil
Feb 10 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine Am Berghain
Feb 12 – Vienna, Austria @ B72
Feb 13 – Milan, Italy @ Lo Fi
Feb 14 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Bogen F