Sydney’s own MOONWOOD brings a captivating blend of stadium rock meet alt rock that showcases the band’s incredible sound and storytelling abilities through their narrative about making sacrifices for love.
An upbeat love story, ‘Lady In Red’ brings together a catchy melody and rich instrumentation, making it the perfect release for Valentines Day.
This romantic ode tells a beautiful story of Jake McCullough (MOONWOOD frontman) canceling his flight to LA to take a chance on a girl from Sydney.
“A few years ago, I had the opportunity of a lifetime to work in Los Angeles. Minutes before booking my flight and telling my boss I was leaving to pursue my dream I received a text message from a girl (the Lady in Red) asking if I was leaving. In recent weeks, I developed feelings for her despite being friends for years. I wasn’t sure if she felt the same way. As far as I was concerned, I did not think I had any chance, as I only had a short timeframe to grab this opportunity in Los Angeles. Instead of flying, I decided to pursue a girl who might turn me down. The move was risky, but it was worth pursuing.”
Jake McCullough, MOONWOOD
MOONWOOD recorded ‘Lady in Red’ in 301 Studios in Alexandria, Sydney and Queens Rd Studio over at Lawson & a small cabin in Capertee. Working in collaboration with producer Grant Konemann, Matt Neighbour on the mix, and mastered by Greg Calbi & Steve Fallone; MOONWOOD entered this process with a dream time assembled to bring ‘Lady In Red’ to life.
“We went on a 10-day writing retreat a while back with the hope of recording a few songs and making a 3-track EP. After day 10, we had 12 songs. ‘Lady in Red’ was the first song we jammed on the spot. Justin just started playing the beat and the rest is history.”
With ‘Lady In Red’, MOONWOOD creates an unforgettable listening experience, following on from their 2022 record, Everything We Once Knew. From this record, ‘Big Red Sun’ enjoyed national radio support early, with Coles Radio becoming an early champion of the track.
Fellow tracks ‘Slow Down’ and ‘Notice Me’ got spins on radio stations all around the world including Brazil, Canada, and Finland. The infectious riffs MOONWOOD curate would gravitate to fans of Holy Holy, Gang of Youths & Kings of Leon.
MOONWOOD has been on the rise in recent times, flexing as a live band and earning lucrative support slots for bands such as South Summit, Able Joseph & Apricot Ink.
Through these opportunities, the band has been able to expose their style of music to consistently growing crowds, establishing MOONWOOD in the same league of exciting Australian voices such as Pacific Avenue, Aodhan and Tia Gostelow.
MOONWOOD LIVE SHOWS
Friday 24th February Yours and Owls ‘To Be Honest Fridays’ Wollongong, NSW
Tickets – TBH Fridays
Saturday 11th March The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Tickets – The Vanguard