MOANING CITIES IS A PSYCHEDELIC ROCK’N’ROLL BAND FORMED IN BRUSSELS IN LATE 2011 WITH AN URGE TO PLAY MUSIC TOGETHER, BLENDING BLUES ROOTS, GRITTY ROCK’N’ROLL GUITARS AND SITAR-DRIVEN PSYCHEDELIA. THE ASSOCIATION OF ELECTRIC GUITARS AND ORIENTAL INSTRUMENTS LIKE THE SITAR, SAZ OR OUDOU WAS THE NATURAL WAY TO COMBINE WESTERN AND EASTERN SOUNDS, OLD AND CONTEMPORARY INFLUENCES INTO ONE FLOW OF INSPIRATION THAT WOULD REFLECT THE CONTRASTED AND DIVERSE PERSONALITIES OF THE CITIES WE LIVE IN AND TRAVEL TO. MOANING CITIES’ MUSIC FINDS GROUND IN THE 60’S AND 70‘S: THE DOORS, VELVET UNDERGROUND, 13TH FLOOR ELEVATOR, SILVER APPLES... AND ALSO IN TODAY’S PSYCH/KRAUT/STONER SCENE: BRMC, THE BLACK ANGELS, DEAD MEADOW, GOAT, WOODEN SHJIPS, NIGHT BEATS... AND BESIDES TRADITIONAL MUSIC FROM NORTH AFRICA, MIDDLE-EAST AND INDIA BRING OTHER COLORS TO SOME SITAR-DRIVEN COMPOSITIONS.
After an outstanding sold out performance, in the Botanique’s Rotonde still resonating from it, Moaning Cities is on the road again to present its album on European stages. Once considered as one of the most promising rock band in Belgium, the quartet is now among the leaders of the psyche world and is proving worthy of its status by brilliantly taking the dangerous bend of a second album. Unanimously acclaimed by the press and the audience, this new record intitled “D.Klein” successfully manages to meet the fans’ expectations as well as increasing its audience, especially amateurs of raw riffs sacred to rock bands starting with “Black”. Already considered as one of the best Belgian rock albums of the year, D.Klein is now available on GATEFOLD LP / CD / DIGI on EXAG Records : http://exagrecords.com/shop