bookings Herman | Verstraelen Agency
mgmt Bram Bostyn | BB
press Tony | Mayway Records
Michiel Libberecht (vocals guitars) Jorik Van Den Bosch (guitars keys) Aaron Deceukelier (guitars) Stan Holvoet (bass) Rien Coorevits (drums)
indie pop indie folk
for fans of
Beirut Fleet Foxes Kevin Morby Big Star Neil Young Roy Orbison
single 'This Thing'
Radio 1 (B): evening rotation (2018)
Radio 2 (NL): A-plaat van de Week (2018)
single 'Thinking About Leaving'
Studio Brussel: high rotation / #9 in De Afrekening (2019)
May 2019 / tba
out on CD / marbled 12" vinyl (+CD) (Record Store Day release)
winner De Nieuwe Lichting 2019
Ancienne Belgique - Brussels 2019 / support Black Box Revelation (2 shows)
De Roma - Antwerp 2019 / support Geppetto & The Whales
Handelsbeurs - Ghent 2018 / support Intergalactic Lovers
Timeless tracks. Heartwarming melodies. Choruses that anchor themselves in your head. A golden voice. Those are the deadliest weapons in the extensive arsenal of Mooneye, nom de plume of Michiel Libberecht.
At the tender age of twenty-five he’s ready to conquer the Low Countries with his songwriting talent - and that’s just for starters.
Last year’s ‘Mooneye’ EP was more than a warning shot. Libberecht’s spring-fresh, vaguely melancholic indie pop/folk stood out at first listen, prompting comparisons with Kevin Morby, Fleet Foxes and even the legendary Roy Orbison.
‘Thinking About Leaving’ made the popular ‘Fresh Finds’ playlist on Spotify whereas ‘This Thing’ featured on Radio 1’s playlist for 10 weeks and was named A-record of the week on Dutch radio station NPO Radio 2.
Support slots for the likes of Black Box Revelation, Flying Horseman, Geppetto & The Whales, Great Lake Swimmers, Intergalactic Lovers, Chuck Prophet and Novastar confirmed that Mooneye is also a live magnet. Libberecht and his tight live band ooze stage presence and know how to bring a venue up to temperature in no time.
At a nailbiting media event in January 2019, Mooneye’s ‘Thinking About Leaving’ was announced as the winner of Studio Brussel’s De Nieuwe Lichting.
De Standaard newspaper on ‘Thinking About Leaving’ (1 February): “The song is reminiscent of Vampire Weekend minus the exoticism, Novastar with added punch or Beirut without the trumpets. Whatever you choose to call it: the song is exciting and expertly finished.”