Featuring Natalie Greener (wardrobe by herself with collaboration with the team)
My Thing Music Video @Declan Creffield Studio, Leeds 16.12.20
Released on all major digital & streaming platforms
Electropop duo Moodbay have just released the lead track 'My Thing' on May 5th, from upcoming EP 'Somewhere Under The Moon'. This new release marks a new chapter for Moodbay as they take creative control over their identity, releasing independently for the first time in their career. Moodbay write and produce all music from their garage studio in the North-East, UK. My Thing has a simple message about being your authentic self, without caring what others think. Dance and move in your own weird fantastic way and let the music take your body where it needs to go. The soulful and nostalgic groove is influenced by tracks like 'I Feel It Coming' by The Weeknd and 'Instant Crush' - both being Daft Punk productions. Video: There is an accompanying video shot by Declan Creffield coming out the week after release.
- BBC Wales A-Playlist with last single 'Like Nobody Else'
- BBC Introducing Tees 'Track Of The Week' with 'Like Nobody Else'
- Radio play and support from legendary BBC DJ Janice Long
- Performed at Burning Man Festival Online 2020
- Supported Sam Fender at Newcastle Christmas Lights 2019 (to 10,000 people)
- Headlined Saltwell Park Fireworks 2019 in Gateshead (with an audience of 25,000), hosted by Metro Radio
An electro-pop duo that likes to explore various sonic landscapes from vintage disco grooves, lo-fi hip-hop textures to moody layers of analogue synth. Moodbay are vocalist-songwriter Anna Stephens and producer-songwriter Alfie Cattell. Both are pianists who bonded over Erik Satie's Gymnopédies during their time at music school. Though they enjoy writing catchy melodies, they both endeavour to capture unique vibes in their music.
Before Manchester, Anna moved from her home in Darlington to Paris, where she worked at a magazine house. She spent most of her time scribbling down poetry at her office desk and staying out late. While completing her French studies in Oxford, she started to put her words to piano. Alfie also started out on piano, and it remains his favourite instrument. He is a self-taught musician, who grew up in North Wales, recreating Zelda tunes on a dusty Yamaha keyboard, in between blue WKD’s and listening to Radiohead. He has honed his studio skills in Moodbay and now produces the edgy sounds that drive Anna’s vocals along.
Sounds like: Chvrches, Purity Ring, The Weeknd
Influences: Radiohead, Gorillaz, David Bowie, Little Dragon, Portishead, Massive Attack, Christine and the Queens, Lorde, James Blake
What People Are Saying
'Her voice echos eerily throughout as the vocals seep into your skin and give you the shivers. The pure class is undeniable and meshed with world class production, you get the feeling that you are listening to a duo that are going to be absolutely massive, if they stay patient and carry on making this immensely captivating music for the soul.' - A&R Factory
'UK duo Moodbay (Alfie and Anna) generate a potent electro-pop sound [...] We really admire the skill, diversity, sophistication shown by Alfie's productions, which are incredibly plush and luxurient'. - Music Connection
'Anna Stephens’ sweet vocals provided the story to complement impressive production from herself and second half of the duo, Alfie.' - Gigs North East
'The pair’s sound, also known as moodpop, is a luscious blend of pop, R&B, club and electronica, erupting with flair and unstoppable grooves.' - Colorising
'Blending harmonious vocals with dance floor vibrations, the dynamic duo’s great on-stage chemistry was a joy to behold.' - Spotlight Music UK
'The pair’s new single ‘Ghost’ channels the likes of Dubstar, St Etienne and Moloko... The darkness of this tune could grace the opening credits of a Bond film or a gritty TV drama.' - Listen With Monger