Release Date: 24th January 2019
Moodbay are a duo from Darlington who create clipped and stuttering alt-pop with a bery British sound. The pair’s new single ‘Ghost’ channels the likes of Dubstar, St Etienne and Moloko with the moody melodies, processed beats and classy vocals of Anna Stephens. The darkness of this tune could grace the opening credits of a Bond film or a gritty TV drama but there’s also enough energy and edge to make this good club music for transitioning from slow dance to something a little more lively. There is a sax solo towards the end which is a little misguided but then I’ve recently rewatched Coming To America and that commits bigger sax crimes so I’ll allow it.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/moodbay/
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