|Birth name||William George Sinclair|
2 June 1989 |
Wellington, New Zealand
|Genres||Alternative, indie pop, rock and roll, hip hop|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, producer|
|Labels||Island Records & Luv Luv Luv Records (2011-present)
Third Man Records (2012-present)
Moon was born in Wellington, New Zealand. He left school when he was 16 and left New Zealand when he was 18. He spent time in Berlin and has since settled in London, United Kingdom.
In 2010, Moon released his first song "I Wanna Be Your Man" on Myspace, where he was first noticed and subsequently acquired a record deal with Island Records. He released his first two singles through Luv Luv Luv Records.
He received buzz for his off the wall approach to production, being named as a "One to Watch" by The Guardian and one of the "Faces of 2012" by Q magazine. He has also been featured in GQs "Most Stylish Men", one of Elle's "Bright Young Things" and profiled by Vogue.
Moon's single "Yeah Yeah" was playlisted on BBC Radio 1 in early 2012. He and his band also performed live in session for Huw Stephens for BBC Radio 1 at Maida Vale Studios in May 2012. He also performed on the television show Later... with Jools Holland for the BBC in October 2012.
Moon's song "Yeah Yeah" was used in Apple Inc's 2012 iPod lineup TV advertisement, including the 5th-generation Touch, 7th-generation Nano, and 4th-generation Shuffle. "Yeah Yeah" was also featured on the Sosh Orange 2012 advertisement that ran in France and as part of the Forza Horizon video game soundtrack.
In August 2013, Rockstar Games included "Railroad Track" in the Grant Theft Auto V soundtrack list. Ubisoft also launched a new Assassin's Creed Black Flag trailer featuring "Railroad Track".
- I Wanna Be Your Man (2011)
- She Loves Me (2011)
- Railroad Track (2012)
- Yeah Yeah (2012)
- My Girl (2013)
- Get Up (2013)
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- Lester, Paul. "New Band of the Day - Willy Moon (No 1,059)". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
- Smyth, David. "He's got the looks and Willy Moon is set to conquer the charts". The Evening Standard.
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- Catchpole, Chris. "New To Q With Chris Catchpole - The Faces Of 2012: Willy Moon". Retrieved 19 April 2012.
- "Willy Moon - Image 10 of 10 - Most stylish men of the week - GQ.COM (UK)". Gq-magazine.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
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- "Willy Moon Musician Profile Interview (Vogue.com UK)". Vogue.co.uk. 2012-05-16. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- Cragg, Michael. "This Weeks New Singles". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
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- "BBC - BBC Radio 1 Programmes - Huw Stephens, Willy Moon in session, Honest Jon's Label of Love, Willy Moon - I Wanna Be Your Man in session". BBC. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
- Mir, Jorge (17 October 2012.). "Video: Willy Moon – Yeah Yeah (Live On Jools Holland)". Listen Before You Buy. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
- Swank, Ben. "WILLY MOON AND THIRD MAN RECORDS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE". Retrieved 30 July 2012.
- Rebecca Armstrong (2012-09-14). "Music: Willy get a boost from Apple? - News - Music". The Independent. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- "Sosh - Vibrez sans engagement". YouTube. 2012-08-22. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". NBC. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- "Willy Moon reveals debut album release plans | News". Nme.Com. 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
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