New music coming out soon!
EP out now: Uncovered
Moonradio - Distance [official music video]
Moonradio - Morningbreeze [official music video]
Moonradio - Falling [Bevrijdingsfestival Leeuwarden 2021]
A primal version of Moonradio was founded in 2007. Then a bunch of friends decided to form a guitar band after an impromptu jam session at a festival. Since then they have mainly been under the radar developing their music, and in particular the search for their sound and raison d'être. Only in recent years did all the pieces fall into place. A permanent keyboardist was added to the band and it was decided to share personal, recognizable experiences for everyone. The result is a sound and theme that is more topical than ever in 2022.
Moonradio consists of Richard Aeilkema (vocals, guitar), Harry Mellema (lead guitar), Gerco Mons (rhythm guitar), Geert-Jan Mulder (keyboards), Eddie van der Veen (bass) and Otto Overeem (drums). As with sources of inspiration such as Nothing But Thieves and Radiohead, guitars, synthesizers and effects each play an equally important role. As a result, their indie songs are big and compelling at times, and small and mysterious at other times. But always full of meaning.
In 2020, the band's potential was noticed and Moonradio was invited to participate in the talent development program Hit The North. The expectations and ambitions were high, but unfortunately 'something' came up. Fortunately, the six were used to working under the radar and they confidently continued to build a new repertoire. That's it now!
Moonradio released their latest EP in May 2022. Four songs that show a band that is ready for the bigger work. The first singles Morningbreeze [February 22] and Distance [April 22] have just been released. The theme of the EP is loss; of faith, friendship and loved ones. The band was helped in translating this subject into catchy songs by their Hit The North coach Ivo Severijns. He produced and mastered the EP recordings. Martijn Groeneveld [including Rondé, Blaudzun, Klangstof] was responsible for the mix.
Moonradio can't wait to share their songs and experiences live with their ever-growing fan base!
Headervideo ©Japer Bergstra & Surya Beverwijk