Once the duo of Californian songwriter Maddy Myers and Danish guitarist Gustav Moltke decided on the talents of Bristolian synth player George Godwin and London-based percussionist Alfie Webber to join them, they settled on Brighton in 2018 as their creative base to launch Moon Panda.
Their debut single ‘Rabbit’, released 29th June on boutique record label My Little Empire, is an impressive introduction to their hypnotic, mellow soundscape, electronic harmonies and dense drums. “Rabbit is about unhealthy love,” Myers explains. “It’s someone so infatuated with their partner that they can’t end their tragic, dependent relationship.” Inspired by a character formed in Heiko Julien’s collection of wit-filled 21st century love poems I’m Ready To Die A Violent Death, Myers looks to personify the atmosphere evoked. “I wanted ‘Rabbit’ to feel quite hypnotic and have some edge. Like a predator lurking around.” The single was produced by Cameron Blackwood who has also recently worked with the likes of Florence & The Machine, The Horrors, British Sea Power, and London Grammar.