with Edmund Wayne
Moonchild are LA-based multi-instrumentalists Amber Navran, Max Bryk, and Andris Mattson. In 2017, the group released their third studio album ‘Voyager’ on the Brighton, UK imprint Tru Thoughts. ‘Voyager’ follows two years after their widely-praised album ‘Please Rewind’, marking a new level of maturity in the band’s sound. Recorded in a series of sessions in a cabin at Lake Arrowhead, California, Moonchild blend their trademark style of soul and new-school jazz whilst exploring a diverse range of lyrical content. Fronted by the debut single “Cure”, praise for the project has poured in, with vocal support across KCRW, BBC 1XTRA, BBC 6Music and NTS; a video premiere for the cinematic “Cure” with The Fader, and an upfront stream of the sun soaked “Show The Way” via Okayplayer. Further reviews from DJ Mag, The Evening Standard and LA Weekly add to support for the album, as well as online praise from NPR, The Fader, Bandcamp (who featured the album in their top 100 albums of 2017), Soulbounce, Saint Heron and Jazz FM playlisting. Voyager currently has over 8 million streams via digital platforms and is featured on playlists around the globe.
In the short space of four years, Moonchild have released three acclaimed albums and toured worldwide in support of the music. 2017 saw two headline tours and a host of dates with Kamasi Washington in the United States, a sold out run through the United Kingdom and Europe, and three dates at the legendary Blue Note in Tokyo, Japan. In 2018 the band will be headlining a spring tour in the western United States, followed by a busy calendar of summer festivals around the world.
Edmund Wayne. My Grandfathers’ names. Most people know me by Curt.
“Harnessing The Mood of Andrew Bird And The Magnitude of Radiohead, Edmund Wayne’s Brand Of Alt-Folk Is My New Favorite Thing” ~ Seattle Weekly