The lyrics aren’t exactly always upbeat, but if Interplanetary Class Classics doesn’t make you want to at least throw some shapes, then there really is no hope for you. 2017 really is turning into a sterling year for stellar albums, and this is no exception.
Luckily for fans of ridiculous pop, they took it another step and made Interplanetary Class Classics, a wild work of twisted genius and more fun than rabies, that's for sure.
Their debut packs a far mightier punch than the output of almost any other contemporary group with whom they may share certain influences; not bad for a fictitious band, really.
With as much regard for genre boundaries as the fourth wall, The Moonlandingz’ debut has shades of Brill Building balladry, The Glitter Band, Suicide, The Cramps and even nineties cult icons Earl Brutus.
The Moonlandingz track the grubbier, less glamorous fringes of pop on Interplanetary Class Classics, but do it in impeccable guttersnipe style.
There will be more considered and crafted albums released this year, but few that are so much fun.
The Moonlandingz have turned fiction into semi-reality by making their debut album… and it’s brilliant.
In a world where Ed Sheeran and Drake are pretty much sharing the entire Top 20 singles chart, an album as wildly experimental and as much damn fun as this one is should be required listening.