By: Amanda Hather
Album – Secret Life
Download Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/
Release Date – April 14th, 2015
Label – Last Gang Records
Moon King is a duo made up of Daniel Benjamin and Maddy Wilde from Toronto. In 2013 the band played over 100 shows to support their EPs ‘Obsession’ I and II. Many of the songs from this album were recorded live off the floor and mixed by Jacob Portrait. ‘Secret Life’ is the duo’s first full length and was released through Last Gang Records.
The nine song release brings together dance-like backing music and haunting vocals to give the duo their unique sound. To get a good feel of this album if you’re considering buying it, I would listen to the title track, “Hexe”, “Apocalypse” and “Golden Age”. These songs seem to combine the different vibes from the album, be it a bit slower than the rest or incorporating different instruments.
Overall the album is well put together and at times has a Lights-esque sound to the vocals. Moon King is definitely a band to watch out for in the Toronto music scene.
Connect with Moon King:
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.