Hot Takes: Getting to know El Moono

Welcome to the feature; Hot Takes! We chat to a band or artist that we have unearthed as some what of a hidden gem and allow them the chance to introduce themselves to you, the reader.

1- Who is in your band?

Zac Jackson on vocals and guitar, Jamie Haas on guitar, Chris Cartwright on drums and Harry Logan on bass.

What is your take on your sound?

Progressive metal, stoner and psychedelic rock had a fight. Or a baby? Walk into a bar? I forget.

3- If someone was listening to your music for the first time, what song would you tell them to listen to and why?

Forced To Smile’ – it probably showcases the various components of our sound. A variety of tempos and time signatures, spacey soundscapes and unpredictable song structure.

4- What is the plan for 2022?

2022 will mostly spent gigging in support of our new EP, ‘Temple Corrupted’, and working on its follow-up.

5- What song do you wish you’d written?

Shine On You Crazy Diamond’ by Pink Floyd.

6- What three bands inspired/continue to inspire you?

Tool, Deftones, NIN.

7- Where can our readers see you live/listen to your music?

Our music is available on all streaming platforms, as well as physical copies that can bought from our store. As for live, we have a few things in the pipeline – stay tuned!

8- If your band was an animal, what animal would it be and why?

Kangaroo. Bouncy.


Elizabeth Birt

March 15, 2022

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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