Moaning Cities

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Moaning Cities - Rock Psychedelic Rock Live Act in Brussels

Moaning Cities Short Info

Psychedelic rock'n'roll quintet formed in the city of Brussels, compositions based on gritty rock'n'roll guitars, floating sitar lines and haunting vocals.
First album 'Pathways Through The Sail' came out on Mottow Soundz, March 2014
First single of the album: Peaking Slow (broadcasted on Belgian national radio stations: Pure FM, Classic 21)

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.
January 2012: release of a music video to the first single ‘See You Fall’ recorded in December 2011: http://vimeo.com/35673231
September 2012: release of the eponym ‘Moaning Cities’ EP self-produced and pressed on vinyl (300 copies). The EP was recorded, mixed and mastered in Brussels (Sumo Studio / Angström Mastering).
April 2012: release of the single ‘Jah Ming Dee’ recorded in early 2013, with a new music video:
http://vimeo.com/moaningcities/jmd
August 2013: recording of the first album ‘Pathways Through The Sail’ in Brussels in the Rubens Studio, album to be released in February 2014.
February 2014: Release of the first LP ‘Pathways Through The Sail’ on Mottow Soundz (http:// mottowsoundz.com/). Release gig at the Botanique in Brussels on the 15th of February.

Psychedelic rock'n'roll quintet formed in the city of Brussels, compositions based on gritty rock'n'roll guitars, floating sitar lines and haunting vocals.
First album 'Pathways Through The Sail' came out on Mottow Soundz, March 2014
First single of the album: Peaking Slow (broadcasted on Belgian national radio stations: Pure FM, Classic 21)

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 natura...

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Past Gigs Moaning Cities

  • 08 | 2014 Ferrières Bucolique de Ferrières
  • 07 | 2014 Dour DOUR Festival
  • 06 | 2014 Brussels Fêtes de la Musique
  • 06 | 2014 Douai Rock'n'Saint Amé

Discography Moaning Cities

  • 2014 Pathways Through The Sail Album | Mottow Soundz
  • 2012 Moaning Cities EP EP | self-produced

Media

  • Video Moaning Cities - Jah Ming D...

Origin

  • Brussels BE

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Valérian Meunier vocals, guitar
  • Juliette Meunier bass, vocals
  • Bertrand Gascard guitar
  • Timothée Sinagra sitar, guitar
  • Gregory Noël drums

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