A Nostalgic Ode to Friendship and the Story Behind Their Debut Single, Friends Of Mine.
Indie pop’s newest rising stars, Abbey Moon, burst onto the scene with their infectious debut single Friends Of Mine. Their debut single is a sentimental piece that celebrates the beauty of friendship and pays tribute to the bonds that last a lifetime. The song is a nostalgic ode that captures the essence of enduring connections that withstand the test of time. With its captivating melody and poignant lyrics, this song has become a beloved anthem for anyone who treasures the value of true friendship.
“Even if you drift apart or you don’t see each other you can pick up where you left off without missing a beat.” – Niall Rowan
Recorded in late 2022 with the acclaimed producer, Michael Smith of Ryp Recordings, Abbey Moon’s debut release is a testament to the band’s emerging talent. Smith, who has previously worked with Wolf Alice, Elvis Costello, Low Girl, and Anteros, brings out the best in the band’s sound, elevating it to new heights. His expertise has undoubtedly helped the band achieve the infectious sound that has captured the hearts of music lovers.
Here at Kaleidoscopic Melodics, I was able to catch-up with the band to ask them a few questions.
First off, how are you today?
“Good thanks, hope you are doing well too!”
Your debut single Friends Of Mine is an ode to friendship, I was just wondering if there’s a story or particular reference point as to how Friends Of Mine came to fruition?
“Friends Of Mine was a song that existed with the same chorus in a previous band but never quite made the cut. After fiddling with it and changing the music it just clicked and we all thought it was a strong debut single. I think lock-down and a greater appreciation for mates really helped it along.”
As a follow up question, was a sentimental track of friendship always set to be your debut release or were/are there any other songs already written that made you question the band’s debut choice?
“No it was very much a toss up between the other tracks we have recorded. I think we put it to a vote and Friends Of Mine came out on top. It’s not my favourite but it’s quite short and sweet. We had 3 others in contention and we have the next single lined up and ready to go!”
I’m aware that multiple members of the group have already been part of previously successful bands, taking them on tours around Europe. Has this kind of background experience been something you’ve found helpful when it comes to forming Abbey Moon?
“Yes definitely. It’s nice because we all know what to expect and I feel like we are very efficient. The experience helps us to make the best music we can and it also gives us an idea of where we want to be.”
Your first gig is due to take place on May 13th in Brighton – firstly, what are you looking forward to most, and secondly, can we expect any more gigs in the near future?
“Yes that’s correct. We are looking forward to being in Brighton. The atmosphere for the Great Escape is always brilliant and a lot of fun. With the show we are looking forward to playing the tunes live and experimenting with songs that have recently been written. Yes, we have another gig in London on the 25th of May for Marquee Records.“
Lastly, what does the future hold for Abbey Moon?
“More gigs and releases!”
We look forward to seeing and hearing more from the band as the year goes on.