‘Interplanetary Class Classics’ By THE MOONLANDINGZ – Debut LP Released In 2017…

Old and new albums to make your day

1 January 2020

Band: The Moonlandigz

featuring a couple of members of the aweseome Fat White Family
Album: Interplanetary Class Classics
Released: 24 March 2017 – their debut LP
Expect: Electro rock disco for all misfits out there
Singles: Black Hanz / The Strangle Of Anna / The Rabies Are Back




Album in full…



Weekly series of five rolling ripsnorters to go completely bananas to this summer

Another week! Another hit team of five heated jackhammers! Let’s rock…

1. ‘Made With Hate’ by PROPHETS OF RAGE
(Single 2019)

(Album: These Times – 2019)

3. ‘Date With The Night’ by YEAH YEAH YEAHS
(Album: Fever To Tell – 2003)

4. ‘Black Hanz’ by THE MOONLANDINGZ
(Album: Interplanetary Class Classics – 2017)

(Album: Juicy Rivers – 2018)

All Summer Bangers so far
collected here on Spotify

See/hear you next week, music junkies

The Grooviest Punk Disco Gang On The Planet Inflamed AMSTERDAM – Here’s… THE MOOLANDINGZ

THE MOONLANDINGZ – Paradiso, Amsterdam – Wednesday 26 April 2017

Due to heavy traffic – bloody annoyance – it took me 4 hours instead of 2 and a half to drive from my hometown Ghent (Belgium) to the cool capital of The Netherlands. Was
a 45-minute rock gig worth all the aggravation in the car? Damn, it was! It’s quite simple: THE MOONLANDINGZ is the most exciting gang at this very moment on this troubled planet. Their debut album ‘Interplanetary Class Classics‘ is smashing-punk-dance-dope for body and mind. And live these outlaws are one hell of a thunderous groove machine. This freakish collective includes Sheffield’s electronic weirdos The Eccentronic Research Council and Fat White Family‘s possessed frontman Lias Saoudi. If you never heard of these wicked anarchists get their mind–boggling Saturday Night Fever vibe here…

Exhibitionist Lias aka Johnny Rocket – whether he likes it or not (I bet he does) – is the unquestionable star. Not a preaching Bono or Alex Fake Turner kind of star. No, he’s for REAL. He became an outsider not by choice but because of the way narcissistic monkeys rule this damaged world. He’s intelligent, politically outspoken and his anger & frustration turned him into a provocative songwriter and demonic performer on stage (I saw him going bonkers, four times, with the mental The Fat White Family before). I’m sure one day he’ll scream his brains out… literally. This live footage from a London show will give you a blazing idea of his exorcistic and intoxicating presence when he hits the podium. Release the bats…

Lias about rock and roll: “You don’t need anything to do it. It’s an art form which is a truly democratic medium. In its own way. The tone is ridiculous and yet serious, and I enjoy that it’s all over in 2/3 minutes. It doesn’t demand much. So for me, you can be more free than in rock than in anything else.”

I guess you know by now why I suffered for hours in my car. I wanted to see, hear and experience the Grooviest Disco Punk Gang Of The Moment and I returned at night, with a
big grin on my face and loaded batteries, back home at full speed (in 2 hours, no traffic) with Interplanetary Class Classics on my stereo…

More pics of the mean machine…

Hello Amsterdam…


Time for a murder ballad…

Fucking rawk and roll…

Johnny Rocket…

THE MOONLANDINGZ: Facebook – Twitter

(All concert photos by Turn Up The Volume! / thanks for the grapes, Lias)


Spectacular vibes we play…


24 March 2017

THE MOONLANDINGZ, the rattling collective including Sheffield’s electronic weirdos The Eccentronic Research Council and Fat White Family‘s genial outlaws – far out frontman Lias Saoudi aka Johnny Rocket and mental guitarist Saul Adamczewski – have their debut album INTERPLANETARY CLASS CLASSICS out today. Co-produced by Sean Lennon at his New York studio it features Ross Orton (drums), Mairead O’Connor (bass), as well as guest appearances from Randy Jones (the Cowboy from, yes, The Village People), Rebecca Taylor from Slow Club, The Human League‘s frontman Phil Oakey and, last but not least, Yoko
, who howls freakishly on the LP’s brilliant closer ‘This Cities Undone’. A truly special record to soundtrack the apocalyptic future ahead of us while dancing madly and out
of our minds. The most intriguing and adventurous LP so far this year. On repeat…

“It’s an inspired mish-mash of Glitter Band tribal drumming, a howling wolf, tuneless saxophone squawking, heavy breathing and at least one narrative about castration; a sort of Cramps-meet-B-52s Hammer horror-rock monster…”

“This record refuses to wear only one mask – futurist without revivalism, acerbic but with swagger – and throws off with gusto any accusations of the term side-project…”

“Right from the lolloping big-beat Goth motorik of ‘Vessels’, there’s a confident, low-life muscularity to the album. And it all comes to a glorious head in the rolling maelstrom of ‘This Cities Undone”, with octogenarian Yoko wailing her berserk best over the massed title chant…”

Their debut packs a far mightier punch than the output of almost any other contemporary group with whom they may share certain influences..”

(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

YOKO ONO Shines On Trippy Track ‘THIS CITIES UNDONE’ From Debut Album by THE MOONLANDINGZ…

Vibes that thrills us in a way we want to scream out loud…


‘This Cities Undone’ by THE MOONLANDINGZ featuring YOKO ONO


The eccentric Sheffield based band THE MOONLANDINZ with members of controversial gang Fat White Family and the Eccentronic Research Council will release their long-awaited debut album Interplanetary Class Classics, co-produced by Sean Lennon this Friday
(24 March). Today they revealed a third new track from the LP. THIS CITIES UNDONE
is a swirling, spaced out, dancey trip featuring Sean‘s mother YOKO ONO whose far out vocals give this magnetizing song a special, freakish edge. Here’s the spooky groove….

THE MOONLANDINGZ: Facebook – Twitter

(on top: cover ‘Fly’ album – Yoko Ono)


Fresh electrifying impulses for your ears…


THE MOONLANDINGZ are the semi-fictional psych-pop group put together by Sheffield’s practical electronics wizards and analogue taxidermists, called The Eccentronic Research Council (Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer) and Fat White Family‘s outlaws Lias Saoudi and Saul Adamczewski. Their debut album ‘Interplanetary Class Classics’ will be released on March 24th through Chimera Music. After sharing psych disco stomper Black Hanz some months ago here’s another, surprisingly melancholic, new track titled THE STRANGLE OF ANNA featuring Rebecca Taylor from Slow Club in a duet with Johnny Rocket (Lias).

“A warm and tender pop duet. The song is all set to warm the nation’s hearts during this cold and politically deranged winter of discontent and will almost definitely set those in chains free… it’s a record about liberation, finding a voice and standing up” says a press message.

Take your lover close to your chest. Start the music, dance softly and hope both for the best, for a future without idiotic & dangerous world leaders. Love each other genuinely before it’s too late. Here’s the perfect song to get you going. Sounds a bit like Lou Reed singing with Hope Sandoval on a Sunday Morning

THE MOONLANDINGZ: Facebook – Twitter

Artwork debut album Interplanetary Class Classics – out 24 March…

MY 2016 ALL STAR TEAM – 21 Captivating Crackers…


21 Outstanding Killer Tracks
Dancing Inside My Head
This Past Scary Year…

The Best of All in 2016
21 Knockout Number Ones
Sonic Food for Body & Soul

Start the party! HELL YEAH!

1/ ‘Whitest Boy On The Beach’ by FAT WHITE FAMILY (Sheffield, England)
Smacked out Götterdämmerung disco drive. Irresistible groove to keep Satan happy…
Album:  Songs For Our Mothers fwf7

2/ ‘Trippin’ On Your Love’ by PRIMAL SCREAM  (Scotland/UK)
Saturday Night Fever rapture with an elevating gospel feel. Magical pop spirituality…
Album: Chaosmosis primalscremblog

3/ ‘Black Hanz’ by THE MOONLANDINGZ (London/Leeds, UK)
“You can hit the outsiders, but you can not beat them!” Let’s dance before we’re all doomed…
EP: 4-track here on iTunes

4/ ‘Zipperface’ by THE POP GROUP (Bristol, UK)
Imperishable post-punk legends with an adrenaline injection to activate your lazy limbs…
New album: Honeymoon On Mars

5/ ‘Disco Glove’ by EXPLODED VIEW (Berlin/Mexico City/UK)
Twisted rhythmic machinery & singer Anika ranting about Robert De Niro. Screwdriver!…
Album: self-titled debut ‘Exploded View’ – here on Bandcamp

6/ ‘Step Up’ by White (Glasgow, Scotland)
Deranged funk madness pushed by an incendiary engine. Mind-boggling score!…
EP: Cuts That Don’t Bleed

7/ ‘One’ by  PSYCHO COMEDY (Liverpool, England)
Unstoppable psych steamroller getting more stormy with every second. Glorious debut…

8/ ‘Gonnawanna’ by DEAP VALLY (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Hammering Californian duo returned this year with tons of red-hot blues rock dynamite…
New album: Femejism

9/ ‘Disco’ by DEATH VALLEY GIRLS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Doom punk boogie to set fire to underground discotheques around the globe. Killer cut!…
Album: Glow In The Dark

10/ ‘The Itch’ by CROWS (London, UK)
These sinewy blusterers turn grimness into forceful energy. Apocalyptic thunder!…
EP: brand new 4-track titled ‘Cold Comfort’ – here on iTunes

11/ ‘If AT&T Drank Tea What Would BP Do’ by FUTURE OF THE LEFT (Wales/UK)
Andrew Falkous’ biting, verbal virtuosity and smashing hacksaw drones! Kick ass havoc…
Album: ‘The Peace & Truce of Future of the Left’ – here on Bandcamp

12/ ‘Hypnotised’ by SLAVES (London, UK)
The 2-piece punk army will thrill all your senses while messing up your unaware brain…
New album: Take Control

13/ ‘Now You’re Gonna Listen’ by DEUX FURIEUSES (London/Glasgow)
This outspoken powerhouse duo demands your attention with razor-sharp panache…
Debut album: Tracks Of Wire

14/ ‘Whirling Eye’ by THE KILLS (UK/US)
Jamie & Alisson alive and kicking again in 2016. Magnetic, swirling and catchy…
New album: Ash & Ice

15/ ‘Cu Cu Cu Cool’ by THE GLÜCKS (Ostend, Belgium)
The mental Bonnie & Clyde of garage trash produce slashing tumult for psychobillies…
Debut album: Youth On Stuff

16/ A-OK by COSMONAUTS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Dazzling firework rock fueled with flashing guitars and vivacious vocals. Smoking punch!
New album: A-OK

17/ ‘Blink Your Eyes’ by BIG BAD ECHO (Brisbane, Australia)
Hypnotizing serpent turning scary and frenzy, slowly but surely. Superb mind fucker!…
Mini-album: It Takes a Big Dog To Weigh a Tonne

18/ ‘Garden Of Love’ by THE LIMINANAS feat. Peter Hook (Perpignan, France)
Garage pop splendor with a sexy French touch & sensual bass lines by a famous friend…
Album: Malamore

19/ ‘Loaded’ by Rich Girls (New York, NY, US)
Gripping sadness to accompany your tears. Gloomy gem Karen O would sell her soul for…
EP: Love Is The Dealer

20/ ‘Intern’ by ANGEL OLSEN (St. Louis, MO, US)
Soul touching electro ballad and one of the most compelling voices in years. Breathtaking!

21/ ‘Flags From The Old Regime’ by PETER DOHERTY (London, UK)
“But I don’t want to die anymore / Any more than I did want to die before” Magnificent!….
Album:  Hamburg Demonstrations

(all concert pics by TUTV!)

THE MOONLANDINGZ – Post Brexit Grimness Video For New Single ‘Black Hanz’…

Video clips that will impress your eyes and ears…


THE MOONLANDINGZ – a psychedelic collective containing Sheffield’s electronic explorers The Eccentronic Research Council and Fat White Family‘s wicked masterminds, far out frontman Lias Saoudi and mental guitarist Saul Adamczewski – released swinging new single BLACK HANZ a couple of weeks ago, reviewed on this space here. And now here is the video visualizing the band’s scary imagination. It was filmed in Sheffield and directed by Sean Lennon‘s partner Charlotte Kemp Muhl. It shows Lias aka weird John Rockett, a kind of underground punk Batman living in the city’s dirtiest sewer, being laughed at in the streets by so-called normal people. Ugly post Brexit grimness it is. Outsiders need help. Wait, here comes Johnnyyyyyyyyy…

The Moonlandingz will release their debut album Interplanetary Class Classics on
24 March 2017. Pre-order details here. The album was recorded with Sean Lennon at his
New York studio. It features Ross Orton (drums), Mairead O’Connor (bass), as well as guest appearances from Randy Jones (the Cowboy from, yes, The Village People), Rebecca Taylor from Slow Club, The Human League‘s frontman Phil Oakey and, last but not least, Yoko Ono, who yowls on the LP’s epic closer This Cities Undone. Here’s the full tracklist…

1. Vessels
2. Sweet Saturn Mine
3. Black Hanz
4. I.D.S.
5. The Strangle Of Anna (feat. Rebecca Taylor of Slow Club)
6. Theme From Valhalladale
7. The Rabies Are Back
8. Neuf De Pape
9. Glory Hole (feat Randy Jones from Village People)
10. Lufthanza Man
11. This Cities Undone (feat. Yoko Ono & friends)

THE MOONLANDINGZ: ‘Black Hanz’ EP on iTunes – Facebook – Twitter