Moonrags formed in London, 2012, when wandering Irish mystic Cari encountered muddle-headed Englishman Geoff, who owned a guitar and a computer. Sharing a love of 90s house, jazz-pop and trip-hop, as well as modern day artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Amy Winehouse, the duo have since been writing and rehearsing in shipping containers, cramped bedrooms and South London trading estates.
Moonrags have posted a string of demos on Soundcloud, to a favourable reception by the internet at large. Although the Line of Best Fit opined that the moniker Moonrags “sounds like a futuristic dishcloth brand,” they admitted that “you’d struggle to find fault” with the music. Dots and Dashes agreed, describing the sound as “a winsome burst of total vibrancy,” whilst Handclap Movement declared that Moonrags are “the coolest new act in the known universe.” Support has also been offered by many other blogs, including the likes of Popjustice and Music Ninja.
With a few early gigs in dimly lit basements and East End dive bars under their belt, Moonrags already have a number of shows booked for the summer of 2014, including slots at Boxpark Shoreditch, New Cross Inn, Hoxton Underbelly and even a theatre in North London. Between gigs, they are busy writing and preparing their debut EP, which they hope to record and release later this year.