Moonshine Booze present their new ‘Pandemonio’ album, released on January 15 via Overdub Recordings. This is the band’s second album, following up their 2018 debut album ‘Desert Road’, released via Seahorse Recordings.
Ahead of this new LP, the band released two singles: ‘The Hole’ and ‘The Tide’, each having its own surreal boisterous video (the second is directed by Jessica Montebello).
With classic rock elements and balanced rhythms, ‘Pandemonio’ showcases the band’s unique alt-indie rock with bizarre variations; a twisted and cynical mixture of spaghetti-rock soaked in bluesy tones. Through hard work with retro style arrangements, plenty of colour has been injected into all 15 songs, appearing in a specific order to create a linear journey. The raw, cutting and electrified sound is framed by their vision and extravagance.
“The political and social turmoil of the past years have given all of us enough pressure, and to us, the release of the ‘Pandemonio’ album represents a new dawn; the creature has been freed. In this work, our sound has become even more sharp and eclectic, and for this, we have to thank the vastness of red wine that has fueled our inspiration,” says guitarist Emiliano Zapata.
Moonshine Booze formed in the summer of 2014 in Teramo, Italy. This trio is Andrea Manila (vocals), Emiliano Zapata (guitar) and Fabio Manchos (drums). Having been active on the music scene for over twenty years in various bands, both in Italy and The USA, the trio has gathered and relaborated experiences from different musical genres, putting them to good use in their new project.
Initially, this band just wanted to put out a series of classic covers from Johnny Cash to Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Little Walter and J.B. Leinor, but this has turned into something so much more. Combining grit blues rock with alternative country, Moonshine Booze’s music has been described as psychedelic country blues-tinged rock, as well as brazen desert alcoholic acoustic rock.
‘Pandemonio’ will be available everywhere digitally, including Apple Music and Spotify, and it can also be obtained directly from the artist via Bandcamp. Released through Overdub Recordings, this record is distributed throughout Europe, in both digital and in physical formats, via code 7/Plastich Head.
Andrea Manila – Vocals & Bass
Emiliano Zapata – All Guitars & Vocals
Fabio Manchos – Drums & Percussions
Songs, lyrics and production by Moonshine Booze
Arranged by Emiliano Zapata
Recorded and mixed by Marco Pallini at Skunk Studio
Mastered by Luigi Di Eugenio at Labora Studio
A&R by Marcello Venditti – (P) Overdub Recordings – ©Moonshine Booze
Photos by Lama Donna
Artwork and Layout by Emiliano Zapata
Photos by Lama Donna
01- The Hole
02 -Too Many Questions
03 – The Tide
04 – What If
05 – Crazy Again
06 – Trouble Man
07 – The Spoiled Princess
08 – Ponderosa
09 – Seeing Me In Trouble
10 – Pandemonio
11 – Right The Ship Jack
12 – Beyond The Moonlight
13 – Keep On Turning
14 – Little Love
15 – Pulse
Catchy and fun.. a mix of desert rock with bluesy influences… closer to Terrorvision or Black Eyed Snakes” – Rebel Noise
“Awesomely whacked-out… fun and engaging like a circus side-show” – Amplify Music Magazine
“Captivating music… your next earworm… sacred rock fire” – IThink Magazine
“Piquantness, reverie, melancholy and boozing, these are their coordinates for a very special blues country feeling… when you return from this journey, you will have something more in your head and in your heart, you’ll have visited many places, your pants will be dirty, bullets will whistle past your head, and chairs and bottles will be flying” – IYE Magazine
“This band masterfully blends rock and blues with some good darkness, producing a nice thick dark sound, without giving up lighter shades, creating a good hybrid” – Given to Rock