MOANING CITIES grabs your mind to wander off through your inner self, drowning your body into swirling sitar sounds and tribal drums and bass. Since 2012 the Brussels-born psychedelic quartet keeps pushing doors with gritty guitars and haunting vocals, reflecting on the ideas of contrast & contradiction as a motto for modern city life. After their 2014 debut LP Pathways Through the Sail (Mottow Soundz Rds), Moaning Cities released their second LP D.Klein on the Brussels label EXAG Records in Sep. 2016. It was recorded late 2015 at KoKo Studio with Laurent ‘Roo’ Eyen (Experimental Tropic Blues Band, The K., It It Anita, ..), a prominent figure of the Belgian rock scene. Over the last couple years the band played with Radio Moscow, The Warlocks, Fuzz, Dead Meadow, Forks, My Sleeping Karma, Holy Wave, Allah-Las,... and toured in Belgium, Italy, Germany, France & Switzerland, and in festivals including Eurosonic, DOUR, the Desertfests of Antwerp & Berlin, Roadburn & Incubate festivals. In October 2016 they embarked on a 3-week promo tour across Germany, Austria, Holland & Belgium with 1000Mods & Monkey3. Moaning Cities are also the organizers & curators of the Brussels psychfest called STELLAR SWAMP, the 3d edition is taking place early March 2017 (infos: http://stellarswamp.be/). The band has recently undergone a line-up change: drummer Melissa Morales left the band late 2016 and was soon after replaced by Pierre Lechien (mccandless, Etienne Etienne). Moaning Cities is now back to full strength and ready to hit the road again.
Valerian Meunier (Guitars, Vocals Juliette Meunier (Bass, Keys, Vocals) Timothée Sinagra (Guitars, Sitar, Bansuri, Drones, Wurlitzer) Pierre Lechien (Drums)