Ernest Moon releases Ba-jesus EP
Liverpool-based outfit Ernest Moon presents their Ba-jesus EP on CD and digitally. Recorded in Dublin with Peter Ashmore and Gavin Glass (Paul Brady, John Grant, Lisa Hannigan, Mundy), these four tracks are packed with loads of adrenaline-packed expression that is both critical and tongue-in-cheek.
Ahead of this, the band previewed the first single Satdeenight Ready, which is about a fella going out at the weekend to get drunk and look for some romance. Though he gets reflective in the chorus where he laments humanity's needlessly cruel and trashy aspects, albeit in a humouress rather than heavy way.
Ernest Moon are Steven Doran and Brian Murphy, two English no-marks brought together by a liking for eggs on toast. Their sound is somewhat punky and has been described as pushy pop. They say they are "filling the gap between pretentious lyrical art and bog standard pop music".
"One could say that the four songs on the Ba-jesus EP are inspired by the humor and language of working class Liverpool, and the tendency to be both showy offy and earthy. The music reflects that with its up-frontedness," says Brian Murphy. "This EP was recorded in Dublin, which is why we used the utterance Ba-jesus, which derives from Ireland and is an expression of resignation and disbelief among other things".
The Blockheads, Arab Strap and Talking Heads number among their influences, as do Loudon Wainwright, Joni Mitchell, and writers such as James Kelman, Paddy Kavanagh and Philip Larkin.
The Ba-jesus EP is available digitally via iTunes and for streaming on Spotify. The CD is being offered exclusively via Bandcamp and comes in a breathtaking matt finish gatefold card case with bonza photographs by Steven Crabtree and Chris Dorley-Brown