Slovenian noise rock champions Nikki Louder enter the summer noisly - with the new, second single 'Trate'from the upcoming album 'Ostani čista in kulturna', which will be released in September 2022 for Moonlee Records.
What does the new Novi Louder single deliver? If 'Internet teles', the opening single of the upcoming album, surprised and confused many listeners, the single 'Trate' put things in place. The song delivers a greasy wall-of-sound, driven by a rolling rhythmic base, through which sharp and dissonant guitars break through, topped by howling vocals, which altogether create a violent and uncompromising sonic attack with Nikki Louder's signature. The novelty, which also characterizes the entire upcoming album, is the vocals in the Slovenian language, which is a welcome and refreshing new dimension of the band.
Moonlee Records predstavlja dvojni promocijski koncert:
Ljubljana, Gala Hala – Letni vrt
Sobota, 14.5.2022 ob 20:00 FB dogodek Vstopnice:
- 12 EUR (predprodaja - na mojekarte.si in prodajnih mestih v sistemu mojekarte.si)
- 15 EUR (dan koncerta)
Mr. Records na letnem vrtu Gala Hale predstavlja dvojno koncertno promocijo novih albumov domačih alter starešin Moveknowledgement in hrvaških posebnežev Seine.
Moveknowlegdement se po petletki zatišja vračajo z novo postavo, novo zvočno podobo, novo vizijo, novo založbo in novim albumom 'Lying Cobra'. Še bolj psihadelično, še bolj zatripano zasanjano, in še bolj razplesano.
Družbo na odru jim bodo delali hrvaški Seine, glasbeno verjetno najbolj samosvoj in potenten trio v širši regiji, ki na svoji najnovejši plošči 'Naizust' svoj glasbeni izraz še dodatno zavrtinči in začara.
Koncert z vrhunsko dvojno dozo sanjavosti in neulovljivosti.
Croatian trio Seine, one of the most original regional acts of the past half decade, returns with the third album 'Naizust', out on Friday, 22.4.2022 on Moonlee Records and Vox Project, delving deep into his whispery yet all-absorbing take on trip-pop mysticism. The album is now available on CD and in digital format, while the vinyl release is coming out in the fall.
If the debut 'Sno sna' (2017) was a strummy indie punk affair and its follow-up '22' (2019) bet on anxious and noisy trip-hop sonics, the new LP boldly steers towards stripped back arrangements and much calmer atmospherics while showcasing an even more pronounced pop sensibility.
Dropping the acoustic guitar for a DAW, most of the record is built from a modest sound palette of synthetic beats, floaty synths, off-kilter basslines and occasional guitar licks, esoteric feedback and Ivan’s unearthly androgynous voice that immediately swallows you whole. Acoustic drums sometimes blend with subdued digital claps and kicks while Ivan’s subtle vocal harmonies float on top of enigmatic melodic lines.
Hardly comparable to any other recent release, 'Naizust' provides a convincing riposte to a global music scene ever more obsessed with rehashing and hackneyed nostalgia where describing someone as authentic almost feels like an insult. With their new album, Seine confirms the status of one of the bravest and freakiest punk bands of the generation.
Seine's promotional shows in the region:
14.5.2022 @ Ljubljana, Gala Hala (SI) – double release party with Moveknowledgement
21.5.2022 @ Beograd, Kvaka 22 (RS)
27.5.2022 @ Zagreb, KSET (HR)
Slovenian alt rock icons Moveknowledgement are presenting already their second new single 'Pagan Ways', announcing their upcoming album 'Lying Cobra', which will be released on April 15th 2022 for the slovenian record label Moonlee Records.
What does Moveknowledgement have to say about the new single? “The Clash of the Worlds has finally wiped us into a rabbit hole! What will happen when Alice takes us back to Wonderland? Will we fall into a whirlwind of sensual pleasures imbued with pagan innocence, or will an unspoiled kaleidoscopic landscape await us at the bottom, hungry for our bodies?”
Moveknowledgement are also already announcing the concert promotion of the new album, which will take place on May 14, 2022 at the Gala Hala in Ljubljana, Slovenia. At the concert, they will be accompanied by Croatian trio Seine, who will also present their new album 'Naizust'. Double album promotion at its best. Facebook event
With the new single and music video 'Riječ', the Croatian elusive trio Seine are announcing their new, third full-length album 'Naizust', which will be released on April 22, 2022 for Moonlee Records and Vox Project.
The inspiration for the video ‘Riječ’ (translation: Word) is the thought that words are the door that leads from one to the other. The is therefore set in a horror-house, where fantastic scenes are set, in which members of the Belgrade bands KOIKOI, Turisti and Jarboli perform. The video was shot in Belgrade in the production of Fikus Film, and was directed by Marina Uzelac, who also shot all previous Seine's videos.
Seine is also using the opportunity to announce the first promotional shows:
14.5.2022 @ Ljubljana, Gala Hala (SI)
21.5.2022 @ Beograd, Kvaka 22 (RS)
27.5.2022 @ Zagreb, KSET (HR)
Following a five-year hiatus, the celebrated Slovenian alt rock outfit Moveknowledgement joins forces with Moonlee Records to present the music video for the new single ‘My Left Foot’ from their upcoming comeback album 'Lying Cobra' to be released in April 2022. New sound, new label and new vision!
The video for the single ‘My Left Foot’, directed by Marko Cvejić, encapsulates the analog warmth and retrofuturist character of their upcoming album. Marked by a relentless motorik beat, multiple layers of glowing synths and hovering vocal harmonies, ‘My Left Foot’ invites you on a hypnotic drive in the left-hand lane of the newest section of the krautrock autobahn.
“We found the vocals for the song in an old dusty chest. They were lying next to some washed out jeans that my mother had bought in Trieste. We heard that some really wild dancing used to take place there before they banned it altogether. After three attempts, we managed to squeeze out those utterly washed out chords from a dried up blotter and the machine finally warmed up,” says the band in a mysterious tone.
Born just before the new millennium, Moveknowledgement left a mark on the regional music scene with their memorable live performances and critically acclaimed albums 'Listen to Nebukadnezar' (2007), 'Pumpdown!!!' (2011) and 'See' (2014) on which they inventively fused elements of rap rock, electronica, post-punk and dub. The band has always been considered as one of the most authentic Slovenian acts of the 21st century, performing at all the major regional festivals and clubs and selling out Ljubljana’s main concert hall Kino Šiška.
In 2017, the quintet unexpectedly announced a hiatus. However, now they are back in the new line-up Dejan Slak (bass), David Cvelbar (drums), Uroš Weinberger (lyrics, songwriter, guitar, vocals) and Miha Šajina (songwriter, producer, sound design, synths, vocals), and without former singer Miha Blažič – N'toko.
With a new single Moveknowledgement nvites you to a dance you cannot refuse.
Animated music video is result of cooperation between friends – music video was edited by Ilija Petrović, while Nikola Mijailović did the animations. Ilija described the music video as: »Outro is my favourite song from Gazorpazorp's album, because there is lots of music in it. Music that is very playful, therefore we did a music video as animation, contributed by my friend Nikola.« Playfullness!
Next step? To 'bring back tenderness in town' ('Vratite nežnost u grad') and with it round up and conclude the story of 'Od vazduha i sunca' EP. And then to impatiently wait for new musical adventures of one of the most potent young bands from Belgrade.
Slovenian playful indie/post-punk band Lelee presents new music video for single 'Čudo' from their debut album 'Čuka bije pumpa' (Moonlee Records / Ill in the Head Records), which was directed by the Serbian artist Miloš Tomić.
Miloš Tomić is multimedia artist and filmmaker, who was the Serbian representative at the Venice Biennialle in 2013. He directed many music videos for artists from the region (Repetitor, Jarboli, Vlada Divljan, Klopka za pionira...).
How has Miloš seen the making of the music video? »'Čudo' (Miracle) is a bouquet of selected diary and voyeuristic scenes that I have been observing and hunting at every turn for some time already. Such diverse material is accumulating spontaneously, but with an experienced nose for the little things, details, scintillas, moments that are part of our everyday lives.... Imagine a river flowing through the nature, villages and big, dirty cities that brings me everything it collects on the way or is incidentally thrown into it. From such colorful waste I put together a video mosaic inspired by the rhythm, energy and lyrics of the song 'Čudo'.«
Mr. Moonlee presents debut album 'Čuka bije pumpa' by slovenian indie / post-punk trio Lelee, which was released on June 18th 2021 by Moonlee Records and Ill in the Head Records in CD and digital format. Vinyl version of the album will be released in autumn.
Lelee's debut album ‘Čuka bije pumpa’ brings forth prominent male-female harmonies à la Yo La Tengo that stay ingrained in your memory for a long time. In their songs, you can catch references to the pioneering unpolished sound of veterans, such as Dinosaur Jr. and The Pixies, contemporary indie punk ambassadors like Sweeping Promises and Uranium Club, easy-going jangle pop and Yugoslav new wave. Despite age differences between band members they share a sincere fondness for sounds from recent indie history, which they shape into a contemporary expression for the modern listener. Lelee’s music is a kind of imaginary Adriatic indie rock that is emotive, sincere and straightforward, tailored for alternative as well as mainstream audiences looking for fresh music. And despite its slightly retro character, Lelee's debut ‘Čuka bije pumpa’ couldn’t have been created anywhere else and never before.
Lelee will promote new album live intensely in the following months:
18.6.2021 @ Maribor, Pekarna (FB event)
29.7.2021 @ Ljubljana, Gala Hala – Letni vrt (FB event)
More tour dates to be announced.
Slovenian indie/post-punk trio Lelee presents 'Ništavilo', second single from upcoming debut album 'Čuka bije pumpa', which is to be released on June 18th 2021 by Moonlee Records and Ill in the Head Records.
The second single 'Ništavilo' transports you into melancholically playful and dreamingly jiggle adventure, in which Damjan Manevski (Rush To Relax, Molokai) guitar jangles joyously, Jelena Rusjan (Borghesia, TRUS!) delivers bass lines that make your toes itch, while Jan Kmet (balans, Kalu) makes sure that everything is tight, resulting in a perfect soundtrack for lazy afternoons in the summer garden.
Just as on the first single 'Kopnež' there is a collaboration between Lelee and guest musician – this time it is Andrej Fon (Olfamož, Svojat, etc), who added saxophone lines and a jocular vibe to the track. Since it seems that collaboration is maybe one of the hidden agenda of the upcoming album let's reveal another one. Ilustrations for upcoming album and artwork for the single 'Ništavilo' are done by slovenian visual artist Leon Zuodar – Lele. Lelee meets Lele!
Even prior to album release Lelee will present their songs live on MENT Ljubljana, where they are scheduled to play on Monday, 7.6.2021. More tour dates will be annouced soon.
Mr. Moonlee is happy to present the brilliant debut album 'Pozivi u stranu' by serbian indie-rockers KOIKOI, released on June 4th 2021 by Moonlee Records in CD and digital format.
KOIKOI‘s ear-catching musical expression exists at the intersection between the regional alternative music heritage and contemporary Western trends. Their debut album showcases the most exciting form of unorthodox pop, which can be simultaneously soft as silk and playfully loud, radio friendly and in-yer-face, but always marked by the hypnotic Balkan melos, an intertwining of ecstasy and nostalgia. Enchanting female-male harmonies with a distinctive appeal will remind you either of The XX or regional folk practices. There are several loose references - Serbian alt rock in the tradition of Darkwood Dub and Petrol, electro-rock à la Chromatics, indie rock in the mould of DIIV, dream pop hypnagogia and modern ethno psychedelia - but through regional perspective 'Pozivi u stranu' is one of a kind.
The debut full length album by KOIKOI, a record the Balkan indie scene’s been waiting for the past decade, is a gem for all those who know that sophisticated indie pop is the new punk.
Single 'Misisipi' combines hypnotic psychedelia, rockish explosivity, polyphonic vocal hymnicism, rhythmic jumpiness and all-present tension, which altogether offers great base for music video full of action on 'local Misisipi'. Music video is directed by Raško Miljković, known mainly for his movie 'Zlogonje' (The Witch Hunters), winning many international movie awards, who described his collaboration with KOIKOI: "It's a great pleasure when you shoot a video for a song you really like. It's even greater pleasure when you shoot a video with a team of exceptional authors. But the greatest pleasure is when during the shooting you feel like going back to the student days, to some very entertainting excursion. And when in the end the music video itself is even better than you initially imagined, altough standards were set high already in the start. Huge thanks to the crew and the band for positive energy, hard work and faith in this crazy idea."
KOIKOI have set the stakes high with first two singles 'Ogledalo je zrcalo' and 'Misisipi', therefore we are impatiently awaiting their full length debut with 10 new songs. And nothing will ever be the same...
Mr. Moonlee is excited to present slovenian post-punk/power pop trio Lelee and their first single 'Kopnež', announcing their debut album 'Čuka bije pumpa' to be released on June 18th by Moonlee Records and canadian label Ill in the Head Records. On 'Kopnež' they joined forces with enfant terrible of slovenian alternative scene and synth mag Blaž (Blaž Gracar).
Already for 17 years Slovenian indiependent record label Moonlee Records is searching, connecting and exposing eclectic guitar sounds from the whole ex-Yugoslavia region. And Lelee fits perfectly into the frame - the Ljubljana-based trio comprises Belgrade-born vocalist and bassist Jelena Rusjan (Borghesia, TRUS!), Macedonian guitarist and vocalist Damjan Makevski (Rush to Relax, Molokai) and Slovenian drummer Jan Kmet (balans, Kalu). As participants of Club Marathon 2020, the yearly club tour around Slovenia organised by Radio Študent, the band made a name for itself on the regional alternative music scene with its radiant and exciting d.i.y. indie sound and interweaving male-female vocals in serbian-macedonian languages.
Lelee are champions of melodious indie songwriting with a knack for pop sensibility, smoothly delivering catchy choruses and light-hearted, sometimes nostalgic and every so often even more fierce melodies – ideal for long motorway escapades and never-ending summer wanderings. And Kopnež is only the first stop towards their refreshing debut album. Longing for more.
Croatian all-girl DIY post-rock/dream-pop trio ŽEN is celebrating on May of 11th! 11 years of band's existence, 8 years of release of their debut album 'I onda je sve počelo', 1 year of vinyl release of the same album. It seems as a perfect opportunity for ŽEN to release a new single and a music video'Uroni u san', which has its premiere as part of Vox Feminae festival.
Song 'Uroni u san' (Dive into Dreaming) is a story about enjoying the present moment, surrendering to the currents of life and listening to your own intuition – sounds like a perfect soundtrack for the weird times we live in. Playful music video was produced, directed and edited by Igor Bogdanović and his Shortest Path Production. It was recorded in a charming forest near Zagreb in a picnic-like atmosphere and tons of laughter.
Serbian indie-rock band KOIKOI is the latest addition to slovenian record label Moonlee Records. They are releasing first single and music video 'Ogledalo je zrcalo' to announce their debut album 'Pozivi u stranu', which will be released on June 4th 2021.
Music video is directed by renowed serbian director Mina Đjukić, whose movie 'Neposlušni' (The Disobedient) even made it to the Sundance Film Festival. She directed also music videos for bands Crvi and Repetitor (Beskraj). About 'Ogledalo je zrcalo' Mina said: "Music video was made as an instinct answer to my experience of the song. Playful mantricism, riddle of words and meanings, drove me in the similar game with images, afects and tension. Such a game could drive us to the edge, towards the altered experiencing of him/herself, but also towards places of freedom, although impossible or only short-lived. Music video was produced in guerilla circumstances and with small crew, but with loads of inspirational creative energy, dedication and beauty of the risk."
KOIKOI is a fresh name from the vibrant and ever-evolving Belgrade music scene that first made the rounds in the 2019 with the song on compilation by Hali Gali, a platform that brings together new generations of musicians and audience, unencumbered by genres and prejudices. The band consists of Marko Grabež, Emilija Đorđević, Ivana Miljković and Ivan Pavlović Gizmo – a bunch of creatives from various backgrounds with a simple common goal of writing exceptional indie rock / alternative pop that fills the gap between the intimacy of the underground and mainstream glamour, a space on the Balkan music scene that’s been unoccupied for far too long. The gap is now filled by astonishing KOIKOI debut album, which charmed Mr. Moonlee, and hopefully soon also the whole ex-Yugoslavia region.
We are excited to announce new band on Moonlee Records – it's KOIKOI from Belgrade, Serbia. You might have heard them already on Hali Gali compilation (if not, check it out!), but now it's time for their debut album. First single coming out in late April, followed by full-length album in early June 2021. Catchy mixture of alter-pop, ethno-psychedelic, art-rock and post-punk elements with palatable grooves from electronica, new wave and elements of Serbian folk. Popish, but in the best possible way!
Mr. Moonlee presents Gazorpazorp, one of the most gifted new rock bands from Belgrade if not the Balkans! On Friday, December 4th 2020 serbian youngsters Gazorpazorp released their debut EP ‘Od vazduha i sunca’ on slovenian record label Moonlee Records in digital and CD format.
The debut ‘Od vazduha i sunca’ brings forth five songs permeated by youthful exuberance and the steamy passion of tango. Besides apparent influences from bands like Repetitor and Metz, their sound is a blend of noise rock forcefulness, math rock intricacy, post-punk playfulness and psychedelic rock experimentalism both in the Yugoslav and Anglo-Saxon traditions. With its modernized rock aesthetic, Gazorpazorp is a band easily comparable to cutting-edge contemporaries like Squid, Black Midi, Oh Sees, Protomartyr and Tropical Fuck Storm. Despite their young age, the songwriting is defined by a sophisticated approach to arrangement, carefully balanced between bursts of frenzy and barely audible passages, and sharp-witted lyrical explorations in Serbian.
Gazorpazorp is the voice of the world-renowned Belgrade charm, but most of all a band keeping the flame of Yugoslav non-conformism alive!
The up-and-coming Serbian alternative rock quartett Gazorpazorp presents the new music video for ‘Ne bojim se’ – the third single from their upcoming debut EP ‘Od vazduha i sunca’, out on Moonlee Records on December 4 2020.
New single ‘Ne bojim se’ (I’m Not Afraid) is an exquisite example of inspired contemporary alternative rock infused with various Yugoslav rock flavours from the past, which brings forth the band’s mellower and dreamier side.
The video for ‘Ne bojim se’, signed by the young creative team led by Gvozden Ilić (director) and Jana Anđić (director, photography), features the band in a rather uncanny situation with a mysterious woman. Their most filmic music video to date for sure!
Don’t be afraid, new Gazorpazorp record is coming!
Mr Moonlee presents the fourth full-length album ‘Prazan prostor među nama koji može i da ne postoji’ from the Belgrade-based noisy garage rock trio Repetitor – probably the most important rock band from the Balkans of the last decade & one of Europe's best kept rock secrets. Album is out today, November 20 2020, on Moonlee Records and is available in digital format, on CD and 12" vinyl.
The new LP ‘Prazan prostor među nama koji može i da ne postoji’ finds Repetitor at their most confident, employing an even more visceral sound while at the same time showcasing their most mature and diverse songwriting so far. The trio might appear meek at first glance, but the walls of noise the ferocious female drummer and bassist create with the savage skinny frontman are so massive they could move mountains.
From the opening chord on, they unleash a blistering burst of noisy garage rock and succulent stoner riffs accompanied by unhinged vocals in Serbian that grab you by the throat. You are not released up until the closing diptych, their most fragile music to date. Without pretense and chart ambitions, Repetitor are the embodiment of Iggy and the Stooges' raw power, chewing up stages and rock clichés and spitting them out as no bullshit rock’n’roll.
Compact and condensed, the new Repetitor album is a treat for fans of expressive authenticity and genuine distortion mania!