Scandinavian dark-wave outfit TRUE MOON share live session video for ‘Honey’ | Debut album released today


 

TRUE MOON

Reveal new live session video for ‘Honey’

 

Scandinavian dark-wave outfit True Moon release their debut self-titled album today via Lövely Records, and have revealed a stripped back live session video for album closer, ‘Honey’.
 
Where lead single ‘Sugar’ arrives a fierce and intense dark-pop salvo, ‘Honey’ offers a stark, sensual and dangerously seductive flipside to True Moon’s enchanting debut. “It’s about the wish of being ok just where you are, realizing that what you want is right there and all you have to do is reach out and grab it,” frontwoman Karolina Engdahl explains.

Scandinavian dark-wave outfit True Moon release their debut self-titled album today via Lövely Records, and have revealed a stripped back live session video for album closer, ‘Honey’.
 
Where lead single ‘Sugar’ arrives a fierce and intense dark-pop salvo, ‘Honey’ offers a stark, sensual and dangerously seductive flipside to True Moon’s enchanting debut. “It’s about the wish of being ok just where you are, realizing that what you want is right there and all you have to do is reach out and grab it,” frontwoman Karolina Engdahl explains.
 
 
The Malmö quartet’s debut is a map of the darkness within us all, an unflinching examination of lust and desire, rejection and betrayal, solitude and alienation, death and re-birth. A new outlet of expression for Karolina Engdahl (vocals/bass) and Tommy Tift (guitar), colleagues in Swedish melodic punk/dark pop collective Vånna Inget, True Moon was born from the duo’s mounting frustration with an increasingly sanitised and homogenous Scandinavian musical community, and offers a raw, pure, and visceral reconnection with rock’s most primal, feral, black-hearted urges.
 
Dubbed “one of Sweden’s most promising outfits” by Louder Than War, with plaudits from the likes of Clash Magazine, BBC Radio1’s Daniel P Carter, London In Stereo and many more, True Moon’s debut arrives proudly out of step with current trends, showcasing True Moon as one of Northern Europe’s most intriguing new guitar bands.
 
Recorded by producer and guitarist Jari Haapalainen (Ed Harcourt, The (International) Noise Conspiracy) live to analogue tape at Tift’s own Studio Motion facility, True Moon is a snapshot of a band acting on instinct, looking deep within themselves to create art that is as beautiful as it is bleak, by turns haunting and harrowing, desolate and desperate, violent and alluring. Astonishingly, Engdahl completed all her vocals for the album in just 90 minutes, and there’s an energy and vitality to the one-take recordings which lends True Moon a striking urgency and tension. Sunshine bores the daylights out of True Moon, for it is what we do in the shadows that defines us.
‘True Moon’ Track Listing & Artwork
  1. Voodoo
  2. Our Own Darkness
  3. True Moon
  4. Sugar
  5. Just Like Smoke
  6. Guns
  7. Run Run Run
  8. In the Dead Of The Night
  9. Things I Used To Tell You
  10. Honey