International Teachers of Pop

It’s 10 months since The Moonlandingz founders / writers Adrian Flanagan (Eccentronic Research Council) and Dean Honer (All Seeing I /I Monster) bumped in to lead singer, Leonore Wheatley (The Soundcarriers) at a Circuit Bending Workshop in South Yorkshire where they decided to try writing “one song together and see what happens!”

The group’s debut album was all written, recorded and mixed at Dean Honer’s Bowling Green Studio in Sheffield using mainly pre- 1980’s U.S and Soviet analogue synthersizers and a collection of dusty old drum machines and is influenced by producers of disco & pop such as Giorgio Moroder, Martin Rushent and Bobby Orlando whilst straddling a lineage of artist such as Kraftwerk, the Human League, Suzanne Ciani and Broadcast.

Always with one eye on pop music and the other on something more artful, playful and slightly wicked, Leonore Wheatley from the group describes their music as “Grace Slick on the raz with Donna Summer and the Pet Shop Boys, legging it over to Kraftwerk’s gaff for a quick synth-sesh before getting a cab round to All Saints gaff to sing at the telly til the sun comes up!”