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Moon Landing

Alternative // Belfast, Down // He/him

Moon Landing is the musical workings of multi-instrumentalist Jake McCrea.

Moon Landing first appeared in 2022 with the single ‘The Room is Spinning,’ which created a soundscape that peeked into the deep void of space and called out for signs of life, paying homage to Spiritualized’s ‘Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space.’

Moon Landing was then crowned champion of Chordblossom’s Kickstart 2023 award, and was nominated for the Joe Cassidy Chrysalis Award at NI Music Prize, as well as being added to Jimmy Eat World’s official Spotify playlist after the release of his EP 'Blink Once and Miss the World Go By.'

2024 is set to be a big year with Moon Landing selling out their first full-band headline show in Belfast's Ulster Sports Club, as well as being tipped as one to watch for 2024 by both Hot Press Magazine and Belfast Telegraph and also being one of the first confirmed names to play 2024’s Stendhal Festival!


“Loved by the likes of Duke Special and Jimmy Eat World, and lauded by BBC Introducing, the project fuses indie, chamber-pop and string-swept soundscapes, creating arresting music that gives you goosebumps. Calling to mind the likes of Spiritualized, Moon Landing's gorgeous and grandiose debut EP, Blink Once And Miss The World Go By, cemented him as one of the North's most exciting new stars” - Hot Press Magazine

“You would be forgiven thinking this (Feel, Don’t Think) was a lost Arcade Fire single. Moon Landing could be huge given the right backing.” - Taylor Johnson (BBC Introducing)

“Violet takes the listener on an emotional rollercoaster of soaring highs and vulnerable lows…with tender acoustics and shimmering soundscapes that compliment a tear-jerking orchestral arrangement.” – Hot Press Magazine

“Moon Landing continues to shoot for the stars with new single ‘Feel, Don’t Think’. A stellar string-swept number, the stirring song is a euphoric four minutes that calls to mind the likes of Mercury Rev and Snow Patrol at their best.” – Edwin McFee, The Sunday life Newspaper

Moon Landing “immerses the listener in a vulnerable state of astronaut blues.” - Chordblossom

"Moon Landing proved that he’s one of the most creative artists on the contemporary indie/alternative scene who knows how to assemble a perfectly balanced, mesmerising, ear-
appealing song" - Thoughts Words Actions

"Gripping and emotional, Moon Landing is exciting and thoughtful with genuine passion. I tip Moon
Landing as one of my ones to watch for 2023. Talent like this shouldn't be left on the sidelines." - Click
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