MOCO – Miss Manta Ray

Wigan’s finest purveyors of ‘stupid cool’, Moco are back with a new single ‘Miss Manta Ray’ to be released June 16th on Poolside Records. ‘Miss Manta Ray’ is the third single to be produced by John Kettle and also the band’s follow up to last year’s well received ‘Where She Goes’. ID urged everyone to ‘find this record at all costs’, The Fly described it simply as ‘divine’ and the NME made it ‘Single Of The Week’, describing it as ‘a shameless reprisal of all the Velvet Underground’s best moments, played very loud, and all at once…more please’

‘More’ just arrived in the form of ‘Miss Manta Ray’. ‘Miss Manta Ray’ is a fine second single and a paradigm of the depth in the band’s mongrel pop sound; coming over, as it does, like The Psychedelic Furs and The Rezillos with a dash of Soft Cell and a healthy portion of ZZ Top on the side. It’s also a testament to singer Steve Mobile Jones, a man who can sing “oooh, I’m so in love with you” and sound like a sociopath rather than a wet lettuce. The single will also feature the track ‘She’s Fine’.

The band have been busy recording new material for their debut album. They’ve been in the study with producer John Kettle and also Howie B, the fruits of which will be available when their album is delivered this summer. Moco have also been honing their riotous and frankly, perverse live show. The band recently supported their Detroit spiritual brothers Electric Six on the Northern leg of their UK tour. Moco were personally requested to support the band after they had shared the bill at the Night And Day Café on Electric Six’s first visit to the UK.

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