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Sounds likeChvrches, Purity Ring
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The new single from Moodbay is 'Alone' - which has already been picked up by Bob Fischer at BBC Introducing Tees.

MOODBAY used to argue but now they're partners in crime. The duo are producer-songwriter Alfie Cattell and vocalist-songwriter Anna Stephens. They are based in the North East, UK. Their unusual shade of electropop incorporates a range of genres from R&B to Classical - the duo describe their sound as ‘moodpop’. They got together in 2017, after meeting in the corridor of BIMM music school in Manchester.

Before Manchester, Anna moved from her home in Darlington to Paris, where she worked at a magazine house. She spent most her time scribbling down poetry at her office desk and staying out late. While completing her French studies in Oxford, she started to put her words to piano.

Alfie also started out on piano, and it remains his favourite instrument. He is a self-taught musician, who grew up in North Wales, recreating Zelda tunes on a dusty Yamaha keyboard, in between blue WKD’s and listening to Radiohead. He has honed his studio skills in Moodbay and now produces the edgy sounds that drive Anna’s vocals along.

Influences: Radiohead, Gorillaz, David Bowie, Little Dragon, The Weeknd, Portishead, Massive Attack, Christine and the Queens, Rosie Lowe, Lorde, James Blake

Moodbay's debut release 'Listen Up' has been well received at radio, which included winning an Amazing Radio listener poll. The single has been added to over 150 independent Spotify playlists and has taken their monthly listeners figure from 12 to over 15,000 in just a few weeks following the release. There are two mixes by Moodbay; the original chilled mix and the Dark House remix, which has been a hit in the clubs, with a 75% DJ approval rating via Power Promotions (Calvin Harris, Clean Bandit etc), and is currently at number 28 in the official Music Week Club Chart.

Moodbay are currently gigging around the North East, UK and also have a gig at Night & Day, Manchester lined up for August 27th.

Their debut album will be out this October, after a number of single releases.

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