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After playing their first show early last year in London, and going on to support Japanese Breakfast, Californian songwriter Maddy Myers, Danish guitarist Gustav Moltke along with Bristolian synthist George Godwin and London-based percussionist Alfie Webber – collectively known as Moon Panda – now launch their debut single ‘Rabbit’, released last Friday (June 29) via My Little Empire.

The now London/Brighton-based dream-spacepop outfit have an impressive first offering with ‘Rabbit’, a song inspired by a character formed in Heiko Julien’s collection of 21st century love poems, ‘I’m Ready To Die A Violent Death’. “Rabbit is about unhealthy love,” says Maddy Myers of the Cam Blackwood (Florence + the Machine, The Horrors)-produced track. “It’s someone so infatuated with their partner that they can’t end their tragic, dependent relationship. I wanted ‘Rabbit’ to feel quite hypnotic and have some edge. Like a predator lurking around.”

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Her lyrics are sharp and perceptive behind the hypnotic, low-key instrumentation and Myers own bewitchingly fragile vocal overlay; as the song slowly builds, the listener is drawn a warren of electronic moods and subtle harmonies.

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Preston’s ludicrously talented teen-songwriter Pip Hall is set to release a new EP, James, on My Little Empire in March, ahead of that release Pip has shared the second taste of the record, with a brand new track, “Turn Over”.

Built around layers of melodic electric guitars, and sturdy percussion, “Turn Over” showcases a more moody indie-rock side to her craft than Pip’s previous output, but it suits her well and the layered vocals remain a harmonious treat. There’s shades of Honeyblood at their most groove-driven, or even 100 Broken Windows-era Idlewild. Like its predecessor, Devil You Don’t, “Turn Over” again showcases a young and talented musician with a huge future – remember the name Pip Hall.

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