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Moonflower - Single Review: Poison

13 Nov 2020 // A review by Isla Norman

Moonflower is a smooth Christchurch three piece releasing music riddled with dark twists and societal narratives. Comprised of singer/ songwriter/ drummer Nicole Schaap, and accompanying musicians Josh Fairless and Hamish Ellis, this band is not to be missed.

The band's latest single Poison begins with a smooth guitar and drum section, transporting the listener to the 60's. Schaap's controlled vocals enter with the lyrics "I'm too good at living," before she riffs about being like "poison that makes you sick". I enjoyed the fantastical lyricism woven through the song. Schaap's vocals quickly escalate, and lead the rhythm section into a heavier, more distorted section.

It's an ambitious undertaking to change genres 50 seconds into a track, but Moonflower pulls it off. You can hear the skill in the arrangement; the band manages to keep the music fresh and transforming, while maintaining a coherent sound.

Moonflower brings a final epic moment with an expert guitar solo playing the song out. Overall, Poison is an engaging piece of writing that was written, arranged and produced to an impressive level. I look forward to finding out what's next for the band.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Moonflower

Moonflower is singer/songwriter/drummer Nicole Schaap, accompanied by musicians Josh Fairless (guitar) Ethan Bryant (keys) and Damon Thurlow (bass).

With huge belting vocals and a tight band, Moonflower creates a unique and exciting sound inspired by 60's and 70's soul/rock and blues.

The original songs have deeper meanings and sometimes a dark twist. Moonflower always throw in a few classic covers like White Rabbit and I Put a Spell on You, to honour the greats.

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Releases

Dark Lullabies
Year: 2019
Type: Album

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