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Psych folk made in London. Space jams y'all.
Luna Neptune (AWAL) is a Scottish alt-folk solo artist, based in Hackney. Drawing comparison to Bon Iver, Father John Misty and Jesca Hoop, she's been creating a buzz gigging at venues such as The Dublin Castle in Camden and The Good Ship in Kilburn, headlining shows at The Betsy Trotswood and The Lucky Pig. Luna appears on the Hot Vox roster.
Debut EP 5th Moon, released in January 2017, was well received gaining blog coverage and artist of the week slots on Skowt, District De Capo and Dear Damsels. Every song released has gained international radio play including Amazing Radio, the legendary Folkal Point show, New York’s Radio Soho, Roundhouse Radio, Riviera FM, Valley FM (Aus), SHMU FM, Blues and Roots Radio (Canada), 2 Lochs FM, Crystal FM 107.4, Dunoon FM 97.4
Luna's sophmore EP Next Automated Wave is out July 27th 2017 and deftly fuses folk with melodic psych-rock and spacey alt-pop soundscapes. With other worldly vocals, bold lyricism and haunting, bittersweet guitar lines, this is cutting edge outsider folk pop. Through glitch beats and re-worked classic folk tropes, NEXT AUTOMATED WAVE thematically critiques a scape-goat society unable to take responsibility for itself - a culture unprepared for the next technological wave of AI and its impact on our personal and societal values.
The title track, Luna Neptune’s most experimental to date, is a slice of dark electronic pop climaxing in a spacey vocal explosion.
Fully written, performed and produced by Luna Neptune, tracks from the EP have already gained support from Amazing Radio and blogs and playlists including Find A Song, Merryn and Beehive Candy.'The Illustrious Pen Thief', the first track from Next Automated Wave EP was named one of Valley FM's (Aus) songs of the week. “Elspeth & Elijah” had its exclusive first play on Jim Gellatly’s Amazing Radio Show.
Over the summer Luna Neptune heads out to a number of UK festivals, including the legendary Fairport's Croperdy Convention. A forthcoming video of Luna performing at Abbey Road Studios for music tech company Vochlea is scheduled for release later in the year.