The Hillbilly Moon Explosion + The Doppelgängers
Doors – 7:00pm
Support (TBC) – 7:20pm
The Doppelgängers – 8:10pm-9:00pm
The Hillbilly Moon Explosion – 9:20pm
*All times approximate and subject to change
‘With Monsters and Gods’ is The Hillbilly Moon Explosion’s sixth album, and certainly their best. Who knew that rock’n’roll could still be so exhilarating … and musically diverse?
A half-English 4-piece hidden away in the unlikely habitat of Switzerland, they’ve honed their craft without distraction for many years. Searching for the right sound they’ve previously recorded in San Diego, Camden and Tooting, but for this album they went back to the local Swiss studio where they made their early rockabilly albums, allowing more time to get it spot on.
The line-up is chanteuse Emanuela Hutter, Oliver Baroni on vocals and stand-up bass, Duncan James on guitar and Sylvain Petite on drums; ‘With Monsters and Gods’ is also embellished by Oliver’s latent piano skills. The esteemed Pete Thomas provided saxophone, he also played live with the band alongside Geraint Watkins on keyboards on their recent European tour.
The band are quite an online and vinyl phenomenon, boosted by the ‘My Love For Evermore’ single, a duet with Spark Phillips of Demented Are Go, who also guests on ‘With Monster & Gods’.
Having previously played at The Jazz Café, the Punk Rebellion Festival, Boomtown Festival, and as guests of the Swiss national team at the London Olympics, the band returns for a tour this Spring.