MOY ended 2020 on a high, as they were named in Gigwise’s list of The Best New Guitar Bands in Scotland as well in Vic Galloway / BBC Radio Scotland’s 25 Scottish Artists To Watch in 2021. The band’s early singles were added to the Spotify playlists Top of the Rock, Scotify and Alternative Noise and picked up airplay from BBC Introducing, BBC Scotland, Amazing Radio and Soho Radio.
MOY’s rise continues today as they share their debut EP ‘Don’t Look Back’. The EP opens with the recent singles ‘At My Door’ and ‘No Talk’s The Best Chat’ before unveiling two brand new songs, ‘Hold On’ and the title track.
The EP’s two singles have unveiled different angles to MOY’s far-reaching sound, and that eclecticism feeds into the new songs too. ‘Hold On’ sets fuzzy layers of muscular guitar as the backdrop to MOY’s opulent falsetto to create a skycraping sound that’s both tender and tenacious. The band follow that dose of grunge-tinged psychedelia with the EP’s title track, its jittery rhythmic pulse swelling into imposing wall-of-sound to end with a dramatic crescendo.
MOY commented, “Our debut EP ‘Don’t Look Back’ is a collective of self-reflective songs, encapsulating feelings and memories of those that are hard to let go of. It carries the message to hold on and move forward, even when it’s difficult.”
So far, the band have proved to be an enigmatic proposition where the music lives and breathes on its own merits, adorned by creative visuals in their accompanying animated videos. MOY himself, however, proves a fascinating focal point for the quintet, his expressive vocal every bit as distinctive as his image. They hint at their influences by curating the Inconstant Mood playlist, where Arlo Parks and KOKOROKO fit seamlessly alongside Pearl Jam and Paul McCartney.
‘Don’t Look Back’ EP tracklist:
1. ‘At My Door’
2. ‘No Talk’s The Best Chat’
3. ‘Hold On’
4. ‘Don’t Look Back’