"[The Hillbilly Moon Explosion] have two lead singers, alternating from the Imelda May meets Alison Goldfrapp tones of Emanuela Hutter to the breathless rockabilly boogie of male lead Oliver Baroni."
A half-English 4-piece hidden away in the unlikely habitat of Switzerland, they’ve honed their craft without distraction for many years. The line-up is chanteuse Emanuela Hutter, Oliver Baroni on vocals and stand-up bass, Duncan James on guitar and Sylvain Petite on drums. As their name suggests The Hillbilly Moon Explosion’s roots are in rockabilly; however they’ve always been just as comfortable with 60’s pop and smoky ballads. They’ve now have widened their template to embrace all roots Americana.
The band are quite an online and vinyl phenomenon, boosted by the ‘My Love For Evermore’ single, a duet with Spark Phillips of Demented Are Go, who also guests on ‘With Monster & Gods’. At least 30 cover-versions add to the nearly seven millions of views of the song’s viral video on Youtube and the 7” vinyl sold out a remarkable seven pressings.