Following on from their singles “Gun” and “Rabbit” the breezy, hazy, shimmering, baroque pop practitioners Moon Panda return with a song that cements the notion that the combination of Californian girl Maddy Myers and her throbbing bass lines and highly emotive lyrics alongside Danish guitarist Gustav Moltke might just be the most perfect combination in pop since Richard asked Karen if she thought they should write some songs together.
“On the Attack” is the sound of the trippiest trip-hop you can think of, the shimmer and shine of early eighties cult acts like Durutti Column and Felt and all delivered in the most modern and relevant of voices.
No mean feat.
The song documents the trials of a long distance relationship as Myers explains;
“Going back and forth between self reliance and feeling like an unattached wild animal, chasing affection and adoration. Waiting for a text back, a call, some proof that I’m missed. Hopefully, it outlines that chaos that can happen inside you when you just want that warmth and acceptance.”
You are reminded, or at least you are if you are this way inclined, of Roger de Rabutin who said of the impact of distance on love;
“Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.”
After hearing “On Attack” you will find your love for them is enkindled by the distance between this and their next release.
You can hear Moon Panda on Soundcloud here.