Entries in Willy Moon (17)


[Y Not Festival] Day One Highlights including Willy Moon, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip and a very British Summer

Festivals of all sizes are always a blast. Contrary to belief, bigger is not always better. Last weekend I took the trip over to Derbyshire, the county I grew up in from age 4-18, to hit up the fantastic Y Not Festival. A grassroots festival that started in a Quarry with a group of friends. It's now grown to be an award winning small festival with an amazing atmosphere and an ever growing number of big bands topping the line-up. This year was the biggest and best with The Cribs, The Horrors and The Darkness headlining the main stage and a flurry of great bands performing across another 6 stages. 

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[Y Not Festival] Our Most Anticipated Artists of the Festival

We've mentioned Y Not Festival a few times in the past few months and this weekend hoards of people will gather in Pikehall, Derbyshire to see some fantastic live music. We'll be making the trip over to enjoy the weekend in the sun (hopefully) and before we do that we thought we'd include some information on the bands we're most look forward to seeing over the weekend. 

Make the jump to get the low-down. The festival is now sold-out so if you slept on it, I'm afraid you've missed otu this year. Be sure to find the guys on Facebook to keep up with next year's plans. 

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[News] Y Not Festival Lineup

You know what I enjoy even more than the UK's biggest festivals? The smaller ones. Last year I ventured back into my home county of Derbyshire to hit up Y Not festival, a homegrown, grass roots built from the ground up festival. Boy did I have a good time. The likes of The Wombats, We Are Scientists, Pulled Apart By Horses, Roots Manuva, Little Comets and a host more across numerous stages graced the fields. This year promises to be even bigger, and with the winning the best small festival award last year, they're going to want to keep the good graces coming their way. With real ale and cider on offer too, family and friends a like are sure to have a good time along with tasting some great local produce.

This summer, over the weekend of August 2nd-4th, the normally peaceful countryside will play host to a melting pot of talent old and new. Headlining the Big Gin Stage will be The Horrors, The Cribs and The Darkness along with Ash, The Joy Formidable, Sky Larkin, Swim Deep, Drenge, Willy Moon. Gracing The Quarry Stage will be The 1975, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Electric Six, Stealing Sheep, The Family Rain and Sons and Lovers. Thing stake a heavier turn on The Giant Squid Stage with Wet Nuns, We Are The Ocean, Sharks, Arcane Roots, Gnarwolves and The Computers playing their music to the tent. 

The full line-up can be seen over on the official site with tickets priced at just £79.50. More bands are yet to be announced. Treat yourself to some summer fun.


[Watch] Willy Moon - "My Girl" (Official Video)

Next month Willy Moon will unleash his highly infectious debut album, Here's Willy Moon, into the world and I have no doubt that it'll send people into a frenzy. It's on of those records that you just cant help but dance to. I can see why Mr. Moon has got such fancy dance moves now after listening to it all week. Ahead of the full release, his new single "My Girl" has been given the official video treatment, cutting together shots of the impeccably dressed man himself along side a pretty girl in the sunshine. As well as that it splices together clean cut filming with retro looking fuzz. It works pretty well with Willy's aesthetic. See for yourselves up above.

Here's Willy Moon is released on April 8th via Island Records.


[Listen] Willy Moon - 'Here's Willy Moon' (Album Sampler)

Over a year and a half ago now was the first time my ears found, "I Wanna Be Your Man" and I was hooked instantly. I held on to every track that has trickled out since then, but I've still been insatiable in terms of my Willy Moon needs. Well the wait is nearly over, folks! As of April 2nd (1st in the UK) we'll have a debut album! That's right! Here's Willy Moon is only a few short months away from being in our posession and I will begin counting down the days.

Earlier today, Moon posted the above taste of what's to come. From the samples of what we've heard before, songs like "I Wanna Be Your Man" and "She Loves Me" have gotten a fabulously fitting facelift and it has me all the more excited.

US fans can catch Willy Moon out on tour now. Dates below!

Tour Dates
February 18              New York, NY @ Pianos
February 19              Hartford, CT @ Arch Street
February 21             Norfolk, VA @ The Jewish Mother Backstage
February 22              Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
February 23              Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
February 25             Detroit, MI @ Shelter at St. Andrew’s
February 26             Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
February 27              Los Angeles @ Bootleg Theater
February 28             San Diego @ House of Blues
March 1                          Las Vegas @ Backstage Bar
March 12-17            Austin, TX @ SXSW Music Festival


[Watch] Willy Moon - "Yeah Yeah" Live on Leno

The talented and arguably best dressed man of the moment Willy Moon made his US television debut on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno earlier in the week. As always he put in a high energy performance that demands your attention and the track in question was his highly infectious single "Yeah Yeah". Very excited to see more of him in 2013. If you are too why not check out his newly announced live dates here.

Thanks to The Audio Perv for the video support as always.


[News] Willy Moon Announces UK & European Tour

Willy Moon has had a pretty impressive year, one that's sure to be topped by his 2013. That's just my opinion though... He's starting it strong though by touring across the UK and Europe starting in February/March and throughout April. Starting the year at London's XOYO on the 12th of February he'll play Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Brighton in March before going on to Europe in April. All dates can be seen after the jump.

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[Listen] Willy Moon - "Yeah Yeah" Feat. Wiley (DJ Cable Remix)

Willy Moon's "Yeah Yeah" is one of my favourite tunes in recent months. It's catchy, feel good and just makes you wanna get up and dance. Add to that one of the UK's biggest names ing Grime, Wiley, and you've got a tasty sounding remix on your hands. It's been mixed down by DJ Cable and the results are sure to put a spring in your step on this miserable Monday. Check it.