Moaning Cities is a psychedelic rock’n’roll band formed in Brussels in late 2011 with an urge to play music together, blending blues roots, gritty rock’n’roll guitars and sitar-driven psychedelia.
The association of electric guitars and oriental instruments like the sitar, saz or oudou was the natural way to combine western and Eastern sounds, old and contemporary influences into one flow of inspiration that would reflect the contrasted and diverse personalities of the cities we live in and travel to.
Moaning Cities’ music finds ground in the 60s and 70s: The Doors, Velvet Underground, 13th Floor Elevator, Silver Apples … and also in today’s psych/kraut/stoner scene: BRMC, The Black Angels, Dead Meadow, Goat, Wooden Shjips, Night Beats … and besides traditional music from North Africa, Middle-East and India bring other colors to some sitar-driven compositions.
The current line up is Valerian Meunier – guitar/vocals, Juliette Meunier – bass/vocals, Tim Sinagra – guitar/sitar and Melissa Morales – drums.
Moaning Cities on Radio Venice
Radio Venice Brussels – August 21, 2016