With years of combined experience and hundreds of gigs around the world as members of Disco Ensemble, Children of Bodom and Lapko, Jussi Ylikoski, Ville Malja, Mikko Hakila and Henkka Seppälä united last year to form Moon Shot. Buoyed by the resounding success of debut track “Big Bang”, and further singles “Blood Looks Cool”, and “Confession”, the Finnish outlet are now pleased to announce the upcoming release of their debut full-length effort, also named “Confession”. Due for release on October 22nd, 2021, in partnership with OMN Label Services, “Confession” is now available for pre-order at this link. Vocalist Ville Malja shares:
“Confession is sincere and sincerity is timeless. This is a crispy rock album inspired by the classics but still looking to the shimmering future. As a singer and lyricist I’ve never been more inspired”.
Ville’s words only ring truer when listening to new single “Agony Walk”, which accompanies the album announcement along with its music video, available at this link. The track is one of the band’s favourites on the record, with a punchy, up-tempo, punk rock sound. Bass player Henkka Seppälä sings its praises –
“For me Agony Walk has been one of the strongest songs all the way. In a way it sounds very much like what I thought Moon Shot would sound like in the beginning. The sound of Moon Shot has expanded ever since but Agony Walk still stands on its own, with pride”.
Finally, with an album ready to come out and concert venues slowly reopening again, Moon Shot is ready to take on the world. Guitar player Jussi Ylikoski elaborates:
“When writing and judging the songs for this album, the most important thing for me was to remain true and honest to myself. If something didn’t feel right, it had to go. This is the only way for me to protect the inspiration and meaning of this work and to present a meaningful album. And when this is achieved, everything else is secondary. Confession is a labour of love. Moon Shot is something completely new, made from scratch. This line-up, the new songs, the team behind us. It’s just amazing and makes me humble. I feel lucky to be alive and part of this band in this day and age. Can’t wait to get up on stage”.