“A great Australian artist that paves the way for a promising 2018 of Australian music” – The Wandering Lamb
“veers between psychedelia and pure pop songcraft in the best tradition of ‘60s acts” – Courier Mail, U on Sunday
Fresh off the back of shows with US artist Angel Olsen in Melbourne, Melbourne’s mystic psychedelic rocker Moonlover is psyched to release the music video for new single ‘Lazy Daisy’ as premiered onThe AU Review and announce a single launch at the Old Bar in April with special guests to be announced. ‘Lazy Daisy’ is the latest cut from Moonlover’s debut album Thou Shall Be Free, out now through Our Golden Friend / Island Records.
The video for ‘Lazy Daisy’ shows Moonlover – aka Quang Dinh formerly of Little Red – wandering through a picturesque park and observing the simple things in life. Old friends playing a game of bowls, two lovers watching the clouds, a father and son walking by the pond. On the video, Dinh says, "I was 30 days sober, and feeling like a bit of the fog had lifted, it was a Sunday, the sun was bright and clear, and the people were feeling good."
In tune with his occult pseudonym, Dinh releases all of his music in synergy with the Lunar Calendar. The video for ‘Lazy Daisy’ has been released together with March’s second Full Moon, with his debut albumThou Shall Be Free released on its first Full Moon at the start of the month.
Thou Shall be Free is the kind of proper record that tells stories through the fantasy of surreal psychedelic songs across to the great reveal of romance. Called “surreal” by Pilerats, the album is a collection of reinterpreted nuances from the universe, including title track ‘Thou Shall Be Free’ that was gifted to Dinh by the late, great David Bowie, who came to him in a dream. The entirety of the album was recorded, produced and performed by Moonlover in his personal oasis Pink Slime Studios, sharing impressive recording credits with John Lee (Lost Animal, Beaches, Emma Russack) who was on mixing duties, with mastering by Joe Carra (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Courtney Barnett, Eddy Current Suppression Ring). Thou Shall Be Free has received praise from fans and media alike, with The Music noting “It’s pop music, certainly – but has the self-awareness that it doesn’t want to be too obvious about it” and Speaker TV calling it a "cosmic adventure."
UPCOMING MOONLOVER SHOWS
Saturday April 7
@ Northcote Social Club
supporting Cloud Control w/ Hachiku\
Saturday April 14 (solo)
@ The Old Bar
w/ Ded Square
Wednesday April 25
@ The Old Bar
'Laisy Daisy' single launch