The video for ‘Cloud Watching’ follows the band’s recent headline UK tour stint, which included London’s coveted The Lexington. The band were also recently announced for SXSW 2022.
Directed and animated by Andrew Khosravani, with additional animation by Alvaro Perez, the video for ‘Cloud Watching’ captures the dreamy psychedelia of the track. Speaking further Andrew says “The song is so blissed out, and I wanted the visuals to reflect that so the ‘narrative’ is incredibly loose and a series of vaguely connected vignettes. Instead of it being character led, it is architecture and nature that is the prevailing theme. Everything moves at a snail’s pace, but that gives us time to reflect on the light bouncing off a statue, or the growth of a mushroom. Instead of focusing on a lot of character movement, we focused our energy on adding as much detail to the mundane as possible. I had the pleasure of collaborating with Spanish 3D animator Álvaro Pérez who created some of the video’s best scenes, taking my sketches and making them a reality. I think his work really pushed this video to the next level and added a complexity I could never have achieved alone.”
‘Cloud Watching’ appears on the band’s debut album ‘What On Earth’, due for release 4th March 2022 via Fierce Panda Records. The album sees Moon Panda gently lull you into their entrancing and dynamic escapist soundscape of dream pop and shoegaze. Speaking about the album Maddy says “Writing this whole album was basically a tool for self-soothing all of our anxious minds. This time it felt monumental, maybe because the entire world was going through something together.”
Moon Panda are comprised of vocalist/bassist Maddy Myers and guitarist Gustav Moltke. Following the release of ‘Pastel Pool’ in 2019, the band signed to legendary British label Fierce Panda for their second EP ‘Make Well’ in 2020. The release earned critical acclaim for it’s luscious, blissed out vibes across grooving bass lines with BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne declaring ‘Slow Drive’ her ‘favourite track of the year so far…top of the pile for me.’
As the love from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and radio stations across the globe grew, Moon Panda realised they were accidentally indulging in a spot of public service broadcasting: as the streaming figures multiplied, so did the messages of thanks from the lockdowned masses across the globe who were using the duos’ music to transport themselves out of their locked down discomfort zones. ‘Slow Drive’ was featured in episode 5 of CBS Studios’ ‘The Republic Of Sarah’, which was broadcast on North American TV channel The CW in July 2021. Having notable shows supporting The Japanese House, Slow Club and Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – Moon Panda have toured throughout the UK and Denmark.