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Formed during the winter of 2017 in the heart of Birmingham’s warehouse and creative quarter, cinematic indie pop duo Hunger Moon are vocalist Natalie Jenkins and guitarist/multi instrumentalist James Attwood. Having released their debut single Oh Friend on the 12th March 2018 to much acclaim which was recorded with renown Midlands producer Ryan Pinson, the duo released their second single Grown on the 6th July via all major music platforms.
The pair were keen to push themselves out of their comfort zone during the recording process, firstly appointing producer Gavin Monaghan (The Sherlocks, The Horrors) and recording at Magic Garden Studios. They also chose to match the anthemic nature of the track with synthesised pop production and experimentation. Combined with vocalist Natalie’s ethereal vocal delivery, subtle piano nuances and carefully composed rhythms, Grown sees Hunger Moon further refine their sound which has been likened to acts such as London Grammar, Daughter and Portishead.
Musical inspiration is varied and stems from acts such as Kate Bush, Aurora and Amber Run, whilst stretching as far as Britpop heroes Suede. These varied influences lead to the unique grandiose, anthemic nature of Hunger Moon's arrangements, orchestrated by multi instrumentalist and songwriter James. Vocalist Natalie lyrical content is drawn from her experiences of young adulthood and the ever changing world that she finds herself in. The opening line to debut single Oh Friend presented itself to her from the ether one day whilst walking home at 5am in the morning, finding herself singing 'Oh Friend' over and over, with the additional content being created the following day in rehearsals.
They have wasted no time in establishing themselves as ones to watch, receiving coverage from the likes of BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio & It’s All Indie for their debut single and sharing stages with Adam French, Joseph J Jones and Joe Dolman. Hunger Moon were handpicked by Rough Trade Records to appear at this year’s Y Not Festival and will also perform at Lunar Festival on the 28th July, Warton Music Festival on the 21st July before finally performing at 110 Above Festival on the 3rd August.