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Moon Landing

Alternative // Belfast, Down // He/him

Moon Landing is a new musical project created by 24 year old multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Jake
McCrea. Moon Landing first appeared in 2021 with the single ‘The Room is Spinning,’ which encapsulated
the isolation experienced during worldwide lockdowns. Experimenting with musical textures, ’The Room
is Spinning’ 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.’ This single launched Moon Landing onto the NI music scene, getting airplay and critical acclaim from various radio stations and publications across UK and Ireland, while also receiving high praise from well-known Irish artists such as Duke Special.

Through this exposure, Moon Landing has been able to establish a solid fanbase in UK and Ireland, earning a place on various workshops and initiatives such as ‘The Sound of Craic’ documentary, which included high-profile Irish artists such as Problem Patterns, as well the ’Soft Gut Song Camp,’ which has featured several other high-profile artists such as ROE, Lemonade Shoelace, Ciaran Lavery and BBC’s Gemma Bradley.

Having spent a year finishing a music degree and writing new material, early 2023 saw Moon Landing
awarded a grant from Help Musicians to record and release new music. March 2023 saw Moon Landing
release a new single ‘A Lack of Natural Light’ which received numerous radio play across the UK and
Ireland, as well as being Spotify playlisted by Nialler9 and receiving numerous press coverage from
outlets such as The Thin Air, Chordblossom, Yeo Magazine, etc before being included in the Eligible List
for NI Music Prize 2023.

27th September 2023 will see Moon Landing release new single ‘Violet,’ with another single due in October,
before dropping a new EP in November 2023, with all releases backed by Help Musicians. Late 2023 will
also signify Moon Landing’s transition from studio artist to full band live act, as Moon Landing sets to
become a well-established Irish live act in 2024.

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