Moon Fever – Payphone Blues

We just can't kill Rock N' Roll, right? Meet Moon Fever and their first killer EP, Payphone Blues

We’ve all heard rock music. Whether light or heavy, anyone who has never vibrated to the sound of some beautiful chords is still in time to rescue their life. Because this style is different, frenetic, and crazy, with an unbridled desire to move our body, keep up with the rhythm, feel that everything is connected for just one reason: the music.

From eight to eighty, we think directly of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, or Queen.

Over the weekend in Europe, we had the Eurovision song festival. It’s a classic across the old continent, where most European countries plus one (or two) outside guests, bring a song that goes to votes all over that Europe. The winner is crowned, for that year, the model country of European music and, the following year, is entitled to host the event.

With music of all genres and styles, it’s a multicultural festival that allows viewers to understand how the music is in each country that takes part. And we have a bit of everything: be it classical music, fado, rap, RnB, soul, you name it.

This year, and to contradict an almost usual style of music that is played during the festival, we saw the victory of the Italian band Måneskin, with the promise of wanting to save rock n’ roll, that style that is beginning to fall into disuse and that seems to be lost to the new generational trends.

Rock can be done in various ways. Roll, on the other hand, requires some moves and definitely needs a push like never seen before.

And it is with this motto that the hype button is turned to maximum. From Los Angeles to the moon, meet Moon Fever.

Payphone Blues

Payphone Blues cover

This is the band’s first EP. With an uncompromising will to save us from the routine monotony, 17 minutes are enough to make us dream of their concert at our favorite music venue.

They are composed by Cody Jasper on lead vocals, Mitch Micoley producing stunning riffs on lead guitar and backing vocals, Will Travis driving the tempo with his rhythm guitar, Joshua Buchanan on bass, and Greg Garcia drumming through our hearts.

And everything is right when everyone is on the same page.

We start with Payphone Blues, and it’s with three minutes and fifteen of a melancholic rock that we join powerful riffs with a unique voice that guides us eloquently in three minutes and fifteen. The comparison seems obvious to us: in this theme, Cody’s voice makes Axl Rose blush, with a simple chorus that immediately reminds us of Guns N’Roses. We may not have November Rain in the band, but Payphone Blues might be the perfect version for these rockers.

We move on to Cocaine, and it’s with a more raw rock that we shake our heads with a sense of will. The chorus, with the back vocals at the right moment, doesn’t let us pass lightly the word Cocaine. An interesting mix seems to be made between a more Queens of The Stone Age beginning (don’t you feel a Feels Good Hit of The Summer vibe at ten seconds?) and ahead of Guns N’ Roses.

Lost And Found bring a frenetic pace to the table – and this is the real rock we’re looking for when we want that summer mosh pit. Fans of riffs will not be disappointed.

After three distinct rock versions, on the fourth, we keep the chameleon version of the band, with a more groovy, danceable theme: Vacant Youth is just that, that youth potion we all needed in our lives.

Towards the end, Cheap Thrills we believe is the most commercial song on the EP, with a span of rhythms and styles that defines a generation.

We close with Fake – and if with the “one, two, three” fused with the beat of the drumsticks of the initial drums we were already melted, the following journey is a rollercoaster of feelings that promises to shake the skeleton of the most veteran to the youngest. Bang, bang, baby you’re the one, definitely.

We went to Los Angeles, flew to the moon, and came storming back to our living room: Rock N’ Roll is alive – and Moon Fever is proof of it. A WtMM recommendation.

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