Many experiences have positive and negative effects, and the Covid-19 pandemic is a clear example of this. Isolation, trauma, societal breakdown, bad health – this is all the bad stuff. Yet, the past two years have also led to an increase in creativity, family values, and self-improvement – enter Moon Walker.
Formed by US-based high school friends in 2020, Moon Walker has a genre-defying and boundary-breaking approach to music. Fusing diverse sounds from various eras, Harry Springer and Sean McCarthy bring some funk, indie-rock, alternative rock and even tinges of rap-rock to their discography. Already a firm favourite with The Other Side Reviews, we have followed them from ‘The TV Made Me Do It’ to ‘The Hollywood Machine’. Now, we’re taking a gander at their latest single ‘Doombox’. Come with us!
Reminiscent of The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and even the Beatles, Moon Walker reaches audiences on all levels. Following the well-received single ‘The Hollywood Machine’, the dynamic duo taps into their Rage Against The Machine side bringing a face-melting brashness to their track ‘Doombox’. Not ones to turn away from controversial topics, the latest single looks at the presence of societal greed and discomfort but consider how self-destruction can become a comforting factor.
“So many people have bought into fear and intimidation tactics that it’s almost becoming an element of comfort in our society. The “doombox” represents whatever destructive thing you find comfort in, whether it be alcoholism, political indoctrination or whatever else.” – Moon Walker on ‘Doombox’.
Melding the ferocity of Springer’s guitar with McCarthy’s pounding drums, there is an ear-splitting rage to the new track. Oddly enough, the forcefulness of ‘Doombox’ holds within it a flowing, soothing, intimate intensity. Instead of the antagonistic sentiments of iconic anti-establishment tunes like Rammstein’s ‘Sonne’ or Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing in The Name’, there is a tenderness in the frantic melody. A sentimentality and understanding of human complexity are noted with introspective sincerity. Think loud music but delicate themes belying the craziness.
In addition to the single, Moon Walker released an official music video for ‘Doombox’. You can view the video below or on their YouTube Channel.