Crooning Retro Sass

Wellington-born 21-year-old Willy Moon is “dressed up to the nines in a black wool coat, white suit, pale blue shirt and tie, hair greased and parted with precision — the spitting image of a 50s crooner,” The Observer’s Gemma Kappala-Ramsamy describes. “[Moon is] sitting on a sofa in Kings Place, north London, sipping a flat white, explaining how odd it can be to emerge from his studio after hours spent working on his songs, which fuse rock ‘n’ roll guitar riffs that could have been poached from Buddy Holly, hip-hop production techniques and lyrics that veer between retro sass and heartfelt sincerity. How did Moon get to this point? On the strength of a handful of tracks uploaded to MySpace last November, he landed himself a deal with Luv Luv Luv, an imprint of Universal. I Wanna Be Your Man, described as ‘an intriguing little record’ by the Guardian’s Alexis Petridis, will be his debut single, with an album to come next year.”


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