THE MOON KIDS
David Barr - singer
Craig Reid - bass
Connor Whyte - guitar
Michael Adamson - drums
Direct from their HQ in Granton, Edinburgh (setting of the ‘90’s cult classic “Trainspotting”), THE MOON KIDS have been tipped to be “Scotland’s next big thing!”
THE MOON KIDS recently got the thumbs up from London Grammar, Run DMC and Tom Waits when their song “Luna Park” reached the final of the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville, TN. Frequently played on BBC Radio in the U.K., stateside the band have also grabbed the attention of Rodney Bingenheimer who regularly plays the group’s music on his SiriusXM Satellite Radio show. They also opened for legendary Blondie drummer Clem Burke in Glasgow.
In 2019, the band made their U.S. debut when they performed two sold-out shows in Hollywood and a SofarSounds.com session in Long beach. On their return home, the group penned their long awaited second EP which ‘touches’ on the contrast between life in L.A. and Scotland, and what it was like to experience Los Angeles through Scottish eyes for the first time.
. Formed in 2014 by David Barr and Craig Reid, the band began rehearsing in an old unused movie theater in Dunfermline, Scotland.
. The band caught the eye of legendary talent agent John Ferriter who was mentoring the band before his sudden death in 2019.
. The first single from the band’s upcoming second EP, “Enemy,” was just licensed for a documentary film, GUNS, BOMBS & WAR: A LOVE STORY, which is set for release in April 2021.
. The second single, “Touch of Venice,” was just released, coinciding with David Barr’s first trip back to the States since John Ferriter’s funeral in 2019.
. Working for the second time with film company Tongue Twister Films, the video for “Touch of Venice” picks up where the previous video for “Enemy” left off as we see the band pull away from Granton projects in a (borrowed) $500,000 Aston Martin. They then pull up at Paradise Palms to perform the song.
Speaking of the video, Barr states, “I really wanted to have a crazy contrast between the two backdrops, palm trees and an Aston Martin in a harsh concrete environment. That’s why we performed at Paradise Palms. It’s almost like we’re leaving a bleak setting to flourish on a bigger stage where we feel we belong. It’s kind of just saying regardless of where you are at… If your soul and strength of will is big enough then you can be wherever you think you should be.”
‘Shooting for the stars!’’
‘A cavalcade of pop brilliance.’
**Sound + Motion**
‘The Moon Kids are putting their individual stamp on pop music as we know it.’
‘Luna Park will be swimming around your head for the next two weeks.’
‘One of the most exciting new bands around’
'full of melodies you can easily picture filling big festival stages... Suggesting big stages aren't far away'
**The Sunday Mail**
'Hazy narcotic pop conjuring up neon lights, fairground nights and girls with bubblegum eyes, The Moon Kids recently got the thumbs up from London Grammar, Run DMC and Tom Waits'
'These kids are shooting for the moon'