Moon Duo

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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Mistletone


‘Moon Duo makes rock ’n’ roll comfort food.’ Pitchfork

About this concert

With its dreamy cosmic soundscapes and blissfully down-to-earth outlook, psychedelic rock band Moon Duo (aka Sanae Yamada and Ripley Johnson) is uniquely capable of pushing into new territories while making its listeners feel all at home.

The follow up to 2017’s transcendental Occult Architecture, new release Stars Are the Light is the Portland-based band’s luminous seventh album. Taking disco as its groove-oriented departure point, the new tracks shimmer with elements of ’70s funk and ’90s rave music. Johnson’s signature guitar sound is at its most languid and refined, while Yamada’s synth and vocals are mesmerising.

Moon Duo space partners Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada will be accompanied by a visionary light play of live visuals, curated by Manchester-based visual projection artist Emmanuel Biard.

‘More blissful than ever.’ Stereogum

‘Akin to being awake in a dream.’ The Line of Best Fit

Support Artist

Synth goth duo SaD (Simona Castricum and Daphne Camf) are supporting Moon Duo.

Moon Duo will be signing CDs in the ground floor foyer following the concert.



7.30pm – 8pm: Support artist
8pm – 8.30pm: Interval
8.30pm – 10pm: Moon Duo