Dream pop duo Moon Panda today unveil the video for their latest single ‘Machina Sky’, taken from their upcoming second album Sing Spaceship, Sing!, out 21st July. The video completes a trilogy of animated videos from animator and director Wobbly Lobster, following the visuals for previous singles ‘Tangerine Light’ and ‘Starfruit,’ which recently spent a month in the BBC Radio 6 Music playlist.

Speaking on the psychedelic, space-themed series of videos, Wobbly Lobster says: “Machina Sky finishes a trilogy of music videos I animated back to back for Moon Panda. It’s been a joy to sit with their beautiful music and delve into colourful and calm sci-fi worlds. Each video shares the same peaceful and steady exploratory tones, but are mainly linked by their differences. ‘Starfruit’, with its focus on a figure in deep space and aesthetic of neon outlines and circles, was created in opposition to the internal showcase of the space hotel in ‘Tangerine Light’ and its filled square/block style.

For ‘Machina Sky’ I wanted to build on this and focus on a third set of differences, which involved alien landscapes and character animation using photo cutout and 3D content. Triangles and trios was an enjoyable visual theme, along with making ‘hybrid’ creatures. It’s been a real pleasure working with Moon Panda on this run of videos. It’s been pretty epic and I’m so proud of our collaboration series.”

With its swirling tones, indie, trip-hop, alt-pop and dream pop influences ‘Machina Sky’ personifies the hedonistic rush of young love – driving through life without caution or fear. Speaking about the  track, lead singer and bassist Maddy Myers says:

“The line that led to Machina Sky being what it is started out as, “Riding past the street lamps till they’re liquid streams of light / And the world I knew / Is a mark in the sky” but then everyone thought I was singing, ‘is a Machina sky,’ and I loved how changing those words made the song way more futuristic and called out how every time you look at the sky now you see something man made hurtling through the atmosphere and beyond. Pretty wild stuff if you think about it! It reminds me of childhood and those intense ride or die relationships that consist of walking through life like a dream.”

Inspired by feelings of joy and human connection as the world returned from the grip of the pandemic, Sing Spaceship, Sing! is full of experimentation, oozing an infectious energy that strikes harder with each listen. Unlike the soothing insularity of their 2022 lockdown-influenced debut What On Earth, which saw support from the likes of Lauren Laverne, MOJO, The Independent, Loud & Quiet and The Line of Best Fit, the new record has an outward-looking sense of community at its core. This is reflected by a recording process that saw Californian vocalist/bassist Myers and Danish guitarist Gustav Moltke joined by their live drummer Josh Cabitac and keyboard player George Godwin in the sunny San Francisco-based writing & recording process, alongside influential producer Adam Thein.

Moon Panda headline UK tour dates – TICKETS HERE

Thurs 12th Oct | Bobiks, Newcastle
Fri 13th Oct | Broadcast, Glasgow
Sat 14th Oct | 33 Oldham St, Manchester
Wed 18th Oct | Heartbreakers, Southampton
Thurs 19th Oct | The Lexington, London
Fri 20th Oct | The Crofter’s Rights, Bristol

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