Canadian duo Moon King are releasing a new track from their forthcoming record, Obsession (Tough Love Records). ‘Big Dumb Blue Angel’ is perhaps as direct as anything the band have so far put their name to. Under two minutes long, it’s driven by a sharp vocal melody and shrouded in the buzzsaw of distinctly post-punk guitars and a pointed metallic rhythm section. It’s a telling snapshot of Obsession – melodic yet visceral, insistent yet ambiguous – revealing the compelling dichotomy at the heart of Moon King.

Comprised of Toronto native Daniel Benjamin and collaborator/co-conspirator, Maddy Wilde, the duo have been making music together for most of their lives. As Moon King, the two singers weave dreamlike harmonies over buzz-saw guitars and electronic percussion, their live performances capturing a raw-nerve intensity that verges on ecstatic.

Moon King are on tour this September with Born Ruffians. Dates are listed below.

18th – The Soup Kitchen, Manchester, w/ Born Ruffians
19th – Concrete, London w/ Born Ruffians
20th – Green Store Room, Brighton w/ Born Ruffians
21st – Incubate Festival, Tilburg
23rd – Video, Ghent
24th – Birthdays, London