Moonbabies

Moonbabies

 Malmö, Skåne, SWE
BandAlternativePop

Heartfelt popsongs vs. inspired experimentation. The swedish darlings of the underground does their thing with grace and style. Imagine some sort of clash between "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" and "Loveless" with pure and great popcompositions aimed for radio airplay.

Biography

In 1997 singer-songwriters Carina Johansson & Ola Frick formed moonbabies in Malmö, Sweden. After some years of experimentation and development, they started to release their music through independent labels in Sweden, USA and the UK. The first album "June and Novas" met a suprisingly big hurray! from the underground press and fans, and the duo (together with a set of different live musicians) began touring in the USA and their homeland Sweden with quite a success. By 2004, with 3 E.P.s and a full-length CD in their back, they completed and released their second album titled "The Orange Billboard" which got extraordinary critical acclaim and airplay in the USA, released through Parasol Records. The album ended up at several music writers "best of 2004" lists, including Johnny Loftus at Pitchfork. The band toured intensely in Germany and Scandinavia in 2004. This last winter the album was released in Japan, with high rotation of the single "Sun A.M." on MTV Japan. A new Mini Album titled "War on Sound" will be out in Sweden & USA in May 2005, and a new full-length album is in progress. What stands out the most about the band, is their ability to cross the fine line between heltfelt popsongs and experimental, electronic and noisy songs.

Lyrics

War On Sound

Written By: Moonbabies

Oh Sunday rest / I'm a mess / put me in your arms
I called your home / heard the tone / just wanna be a part of
It could be wrong / but i tried / to tell you last night
I found it hard / to explain / I sleep and I can't talk

Don't say a word
my head ain't feeling right
stay where you belong inside

Hey! It will be alright / I just found myself in ways I couldn't help
it will be alright / just find a state where everything's passing by
I just found myself in ways I couldn't help

Sunday rest / still a mess / put me in your arms
See when she's down / girlie charm / Just wanna have a part of
I found it hard / but i tried / to tell you last night
The planet's grown / turned to stone / see you on the safe side?

Sun A.M.

Written By: Moonbabies

Resting the rhyme I've been struggling to write
And it's time that I make it
Yeah you're right that I fake it

Wander around with this wreck of a plan
While your home kissing daises
And you’re long to be shaken

Dressed up in uniform can't face the crowd on my own
Yeah it's stinking I get by with some drinking
I know you can see me you're breaking the ice where I crawl
Yeah I miss it it's your call you know that I miss it

I become you
Just wait and see us
Nine years from here
And I follow you
To where we meet up
So far so near

Facing the ground 'Cuz I can't get a life of my own
And I know it 'Cuz it's wrong yeah I know it
I know you can see me you're breaking the ice were I crawl
Yeah I miss it it's your call you know that I miss it

I become you
Just wait and see us
Nine years from here
And I follow you
To where we meet up
So far so near

Discography

LPs/CDs
War on Sound (Mini Album, June 2005)
The Orange Billboard (Full length Jan 2004)
June and Novas (Full-Length Album, June 2001)

EPs
Standing on the Roof/Filtering the Daylight (March 2002)
We're Layabouts (June 2001)
I'm Insane But So are You (Jan 2000)
Air-Moon-Stereo (Aug 1999)