micromoon make guitar music for the 2020s. Pulling from shoegaze, ambient music and hip-hop they’ve become staples of London’s underground music world.

Led by Ben Spence, who’s Fuzzbrain Studios has become the home of The Chisel, anti.Net, TaliaBle, as well as countless other bands, rappers and producers, micromoon are as likely to be seen playing a DIY fundraiser as they are a beat tape launch.

Completely self written, recorded, mixed and mastered at Fuzzbrain Studios, they aim to sonically reflect their East London environment.
Built off a platform of bass lines played by Dylan Gilchrist, pulling from electronic music as well as from more obvious influences like my bloody valentine. Added to this is the chorused guitar of Daniel Alvarez-Giraldo whose chords often resemble the soul music of Ralfi Pagan. On drums, Ben Spence replicates the big dynamics of hip-hop records, citing ScHoolboy Q’s Blank Face LP as a specific influence, alongside Black Sabbath like bursts. His whispered vocal delivery channels his experiences of his environment of knife crime and gentrification as well as a dose of disillusionment and heartbreak. Tuka Mohammed completes the band and brings a Cocteau Twins like quality to the band with her expansive vocal range sitting over and around Spence’s.

micromoon make music to not only reflect their environment but also to enhance it. Spence’s annual Hoodstock festival creates revenue for the Hoodstock Fund that gives free studio time to young people from the city who wouldn’t otherwise be able to access it. They have also established a pay it forward model at their shows to provide an access point to lower income people and most recently a residency at Rich Mix which included a market with stalls from other creators from the community and food bank donations for Eat or Heat in Walthamstow.

Their run of singles released on Fuzzbrain Music have carved them out their own corner of London’s underground music.
They have recently finished their Collaborations I mixtape that features Fuzzbrain Studios regulars including Robinson’s Village, Chef Grizzy and Geisha as well as implementing live visual collages through the work of Arabella Pederzani. micromoon want to take their world to you and each show be as much of a reflection of that as possible.

Hard to pin down as one thing and even harder to compare to others they are often called ahead of their time but micromoon are a band for today as much as they are tomorrow.