Willy Moon will release his debut album 'Here's Willy Moon' through Island Records on 1st April 2013. Preview tracks from the album below, plus check out a Hostage remix of his new single 'My Girl'
'Here's Willy Moon' was written, recorded and produced all on his own (with a few tracks being produced by Pulp's Steve Mackey) and he doesn't blend different sounds; he smashes them together. There's no middle ground. It's as if rock'n'roll had been deep-frozen in 1965, just before the Beatles discovered acid, and abruptly reanimated 45 years later by a laptop hip hop producer.
Willy Moon doesn't like to waste time. His debut album, 'Here's Willy Moon', is less than 29 minutes long. Only one of its 12 songs lasts more than three minutes and not a single note is squandered. No bets were hedged during the making of this record. "My album is short like my songs. I always loved the relentlessness and excitement of that first Ramones album and there's something of that spirit in there. I think it will surprise people who've only heard Yeah Yeah, there's some slower, more atmospheric songs on it and one that even last for over three minutes...ha!"
'Here's Willy Moon'
01. Get Up
02. Railroad Track
03. Yeah Yeah
04. What I Want
06. I Wanna Be Your Man
07. Working For The Company
09. She Loves Me
10. I Put A Spell On You
11. My Girl
12. Murder Ballad
13. Shakin' All Over
14. Bang Bang
15. Shakin' (demo)
16. Yeah Yeah (video)
17. She Loves Me (video)
18. I Wanna Be Your Man (video)
Ahead of his debut UK tour in March, Willy has sold out his London show at XOYO on March 5th and is excited to announce his next London headline show, his biggest to date, at the Electric Ballroom on May 8th. Due to the extensive demand around the upcoming tour dates, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester have been upgraded to bigger venues.
05/03 - XOYO - London (Sold Out)
22/03 - O2 Academy - Birmingham?
23/03 - ABC 2 - Glasgow?
25/03 - Deaf Institute - Manchester? (Sold Out)
26/03 - The Haunt - Brighton
08/05 - Electric Ballroom - London
Willy can also confirm he will perform at the following festivals:
13-16 Jun - Isle of Wight Festival
23-25 Aug - Reading & Leeds Festival
More to be announced soon.