Gazorpazorp with animated music video – 'Outro'

Young serbian post-punk band Gazorpazorp presents new music video 'Outro', already fourth single/music video from their latest EP ‘Od vazduha i sunca’.

Animated music video is result of cooperation between friends – music video was edited by Ilija Petrović, while Nikola Mijailović did the animations. Ilija described the music video as: »Outro is my favourite song from Gazorpazorp's album, because there is lots of music in it. Music that is very playful, therefore we did a music video as animation, contributed by my friend Nikola.« Playfullness!

Next step? To 'bring back tenderness in town' ('Vratite nežnost u grad') and with it round up and conclude the story of 'Od vazduha i sunca' EP. And then to impatiently wait for new musical adventures of one of the most potent young bands from Belgrade.

Čudo – Lelee's new music video

Slovenian playful indie/post-punk band Lelee presents new music video for single 'Čudo' from their debut album 'Čuka bije pumpa' (Moonlee Records / Ill in the Head Records), which was directed by the Serbian artist Miloš Tomić.

Miloš Tomić is multimedia artist and filmmaker, who was the Serbian representative at the Venice Biennialle in 2013. He directed many music videos for artists from the region (Repetitor, Jarboli, Vlada Divljan, Klopka za pionira...).

How has Miloš seen the making of the music video? »'Čudo' (Miracle) is a bouquet of selected diary and voyeuristic scenes that I have been observing and hunting at every turn for some time already. Such diverse material is accumulating spontaneously, but with an experienced nose for the little things, details, scintillas, moments that are part of our everyday lives.... Imagine a river flowing through the nature, villages and big, dirty cities that brings me everything it collects on the way or is incidentally thrown into it. From such colorful waste I put together a video mosaic inspired by the rhythm, energy and lyrics of the song 'Čudo'.«

Lelee on Balkan tour

Lelee is heading on Balkan tour to promote their debut album 'Čuka bije pumpa'!

Tour dates:
29.09.2021 @ Maribor, Vetrinjski dvor – StopTrik Festival (FB event)
30.09.2021 @ Zagreb, KSET (FB event)
01.10.2021 @ Skopje, MKC – 30 godini Kanal 103 (FB event)
02.10.2021 @ Beograd, Kvaka 22 (FB event)
09.10.2021 @ Rijeka, Beertija – Impulse Festival (FB event)
22.10.2021 @ Nova Gorica, Mostovna (FB event)

'Čuka bije pumpa' – debut album by Lelee

Mr. Moonlee presents debut album 'Čuka bije pumpa' by slovenian indie / post-punk trio Lelee, which was released on June 18th 2021 by Moonlee Records and Ill in the Head Records in CD and digital format. Vinyl version of the album will be released in autumn.

Lelee - Čuka bije pumpa
download / stream / CD

Lelee's debut album ‘Čuka bije pumpa’ brings forth prominent male-female harmonies à la Yo La Tengo that stay ingrained in your memory for a long time. In their songs, you can catch references to the pioneering unpolished sound of veterans, such as Dinosaur Jr. and The Pixies, contemporary indie punk ambassadors like Sweeping Promises and Uranium Club, easy-going jangle pop and Yugoslav new wave. Despite age differences between band members they share a sincere fondness for sounds from recent indie history, which they shape into a contemporary expression for the modern listener. Lelee’s music is a kind of imaginary Adriatic indie rock that is emotive, sincere and straightforward, tailored for alternative as well as mainstream audiences looking for fresh music. And despite its slightly retro character, Lelee's debut ‘Čuka bije pumpa’ couldn’t have been created anywhere else and never before.

Lelee will promote new album live intensely in the following months:
18.6.2021 @ Maribor, Pekarna (FB event)
29.7.2021 @ Ljubljana, Gala Hala – Letni vrt (FB event)
More tour dates to be announced.

Lelee delivers new single – Ništavilo

Slovenian indie/post-punk trio Lelee presents 'Ništavilo', second single from upcoming debut album 'Čuka bije pumpa', which is to be released on June 18th 2021 by Moonlee Records and Ill in the Head Records.

The second single 'Ništavilo' transports you into melancholically playful and dreamingly jiggle adventure, in which Damjan Manevski (Rush To Relax, Molokai) guitar jangles joyously, Jelena Rusjan (Borghesia, TRUS!) delivers bass lines that make your toes itch, while Jan Kmet (balans, Kalu) makes sure that everything is tight, resulting in a perfect soundtrack for lazy afternoons in the summer garden.

Lelee - NIštavilo
download / stream

Just as on the first single 'Kopnež' there is a collaboration between Lelee and guest musician – this time it is Andrej Fon (Olfamož, Svojat, etc), who added saxophone lines and a jocular vibe to the track. Since it seems that collaboration is maybe one of the hidden agenda of the upcoming album let's reveal another one. Ilustrations for upcoming album and artwork for the single 'Ništavilo' are done by slovenian visual artist Leon Zuodar – Lele. Lelee meets Lele!

Even prior to album release Lelee will present their songs live on MENT Ljubljana, where they are scheduled to play on Monday, 7.6.2021. More tour dates will be annouced soon.

KOIKOI astonishing debut album Pozivi u stranu

Mr. Moonlee is happy to present the brilliant debut album 'Pozivi u stranu' by serbian indie-rockers KOIKOI, released on June 4th 2021 by Moonlee Records in CD and digital format.

KOIKOI‘s ear-catching musical expression exists at the intersection between the regional alternative music heritage and contemporary Western trends. Their debut album showcases the most exciting form of unorthodox pop, which can be simultaneously soft as silk and playfully loud, radio friendly and in-yer-face, but always marked by the hypnotic Balkan melos, an intertwining of ecstasy and nostalgia. Enchanting female-male harmonies with a distinctive appeal will remind you either of The XX or regional folk practices. There are several loose references - Serbian alt rock in the tradition of Darkwood Dub and Petrol, electro-rock à la Chromatics, indie rock in the mould of DIIV, dream pop hypnagogia and modern ethno psychedelia - but through regional perspective 'Pozivi u stranu' is one of a kind.

The debut full length album by KOIKOI, a record the Balkan indie scene’s been waiting for the past decade, is a gem for all those who know that sophisticated indie pop is the new punk.

KOIKOI - Pozivi u stranu
CD / download / stream

Let's sail on Misisipi with the second KOIKOI single!

New serbian indie-rock attraction KOIKOI invites us to 'Misisipi', hymnic second single and music video from upcoming debut album 'Pozivi u stranu' to be released on June 4th 2021 on Moonlee Records.

Misisipi – video: YouTube
Misisipi – download: Bandcamp
Misisipi – stream: link-tree

Single 'Misisipi' combines hypnotic psychedelia, rockish explosivity, polyphonic vocal hymnicism, rhythmic jumpiness and all-present tension, which altogether offers great base for music video full of action on 'local Misisipi'. Music video is directed by Raško Miljković, known mainly for his movie 'Zlogonje' (The Witch Hunters), winning many international movie awards, who described his collaboration with KOIKOI: "It's a great pleasure when you shoot a video for a song you really like. It's even greater pleasure when you shoot a video with a team of exceptional authors. But the greatest pleasure is when during the shooting you feel like going back to the student days, to some very entertainting excursion. And when in the end the music video itself is even better than you initially imagined, altough standards were set high already in the start. Huge thanks to the crew and the band for positive energy, hard work and faith in this crazy idea."

KOIKOI have set the stakes high with first two singles 'Ogledalo je zrcalo' and 'Misisipi', therefore we are impatiently awaiting their full length debut with 10 new songs. And nothing will ever be the same...

Meet Lelee and their new single Kopnež

Mr. Moonlee is excited to present slovenian post-punk/power pop trio Lelee and their first single 'Kopnež', announcing their debut album 'Čuka bije pumpa' to be released on June 18th by Moonlee Records and canadian label Ill in the Head Records. On 'Kopnež' they joined forces with enfant terrible of slovenian alternative scene and synth mag Blaž (Blaž Gracar).

Kopnež : download (Bandcamp) / stream

Already for 17 years Slovenian indiependent record label Moonlee Records is searching, connecting and exposing eclectic guitar sounds from the whole ex-Yugoslavia region. And Lelee fits perfectly into the frame - the Ljubljana-based trio comprises Belgrade-born vocalist and bassist Jelena Rusjan (Borghesia, TRUS!), Macedonian guitarist and vocalist Damjan Makevski (Rush to Relax, Molokai) and Slovenian drummer Jan Kmet (balans, Kalu). As participants of Club Marathon 2020, the yearly club tour around Slovenia organised by Radio Študent, the band made a name for itself on the regional alternative music scene with its radiant and exciting d.i.y. indie sound and interweaving male-female vocals in serbian-macedonian languages.

Lelee are champions of melodious indie songwriting with a knack for pop sensibility, smoothly delivering catchy choruses and light-hearted, sometimes nostalgic and every so often even more fierce melodies – ideal for long motorway escapades and never-ending summer wanderings. And Kopnež is only the first stop towards their refreshing debut album. Longing for more.

Dreaming with ŽEN and their new single and music video

Croatian all-girl DIY post-rock/dream-pop trio ŽEN is celebrating on May of 11th! 11 years of band's existence, 8 years of release of their debut album 'I onda je sve počelo', 1 year of vinyl release of the same album. It seems as a perfect opportunity for ŽEN to release a new single and a music video 'Uroni u san', which has its premiere as part of Vox Feminae festival.

Song 'Uroni u san' (Dive into Dreaming) is a story about enjoying the present moment, surrendering to the currents of life and listening to your own intuition – sounds like a perfect soundtrack for the weird times we live in. Playful music video was produced, directed and edited by Igor Bogdanović and his Shortest Path Production. It was recorded in a charming forest near Zagreb in a picnic-like atmosphere and tons of laughter.

KOIKOI announce debut album with music video 'Ogledalo je zrcalo'

Serbian indie-rock band KOIKOI is the latest addition to slovenian record label Moonlee Records. They are releasing first single and music video 'Ogledalo je zrcalo' to announce their debut album 'Pozivi u stranu', which will be released on June 4th 2021.

Music video is directed by renowed serbian director Mina Đjukić, whose movie 'Neposlušni' (The Disobedient) even made it to the Sundance Film Festival. She directed also music videos for bands Crvi and Repetitor (Beskraj). About 'Ogledalo je zrcalo' Mina said: "Music video was made as an instinct answer to my experience of the song. Playful mantricism, riddle of words and meanings, drove me in the similar game with images, afects and tension. Such a game could drive us to the edge, towards the altered experiencing of him/herself, but also towards places of freedom, although impossible or only short-lived. Music video was produced in guerilla circumstances and with small crew, but with loads of inspirational creative energy, dedication and beauty of the risk."

KOIKOI is a fresh name from the vibrant and ever-evolving Belgrade music scene that first made the rounds in the 2019 with the song on compilation by Hali Gali, a platform that brings together new generations of musicians and audience, unencumbered by genres and prejudices. The band consists of Marko Grabež, Emilija Đorđević, Ivana Miljković and Ivan Pavlović Gizmo – a bunch of creatives from various backgrounds with a simple common goal of writing exceptional indie rock / alternative pop that fills the gap between the intimacy of the underground and mainstream glamour, a space on the Balkan music scene that’s been unoccupied for far too long. The gap is now filled by astonishing KOIKOI debut album, which charmed Mr. Moonlee, and hopefully soon also the whole ex-Yugoslavia region.

KOIKOI links: bandcamp / facebook / instagram / youtube

New band on Moonlee Records - KOIKOI

We are excited to announce new band on Moonlee Records – it's KOIKOI from Belgrade, Serbia. You might have heard them already on Hali Gali compilation (if not, check it out!), but now it's time for their debut album. First single coming out in late April, followed by full-length album in early June 2021. Catchy mixture of alter-pop, ethno-psychedelic, art-rock and post-punk elements with palatable grooves from electronica, new wave and elements of Serbian folk. Popish, but in the best possible way!

KOIKOI links: bandcamp / facebook / instagram / youtube

Debut EP by Serbian post-punkers Gazorpazorp

Mr. Moonlee presents Gazorpazorp, one of the most gifted new rock bands from Belgrade if not the Balkans! On Friday, December 4th 2020 serbian youngsters Gazorpazorp released their debut EP ‘Od vazduha i sunca’ on slovenian record label Moonlee Records in digital and CD format.

The debut ‘Od vazduha i sunca’ brings forth five songs permeated by youthful exuberance and the steamy passion of tango. Besides apparent influences from bands like Repetitor and Metz, their sound is a blend of noise rock forcefulness, math rock intricacy, post-punk playfulness and psychedelic rock experimentalism both in the Yugoslav and Anglo-Saxon traditions. With its modernized rock aesthetic, Gazorpazorp is a band easily comparable to cutting-edge contemporaries like Squid, Black Midi, Oh Sees, Protomartyr and Tropical Fuck Storm. Despite their young age, the songwriting is defined by a sophisticated approach to arrangement, carefully balanced between bursts of frenzy and barely audible passages, and sharp-witted lyrical explorations in Serbian.

Gazorpazorp is the voice of the world-renowned Belgrade charm, but most of all a band keeping the flame of Yugoslav non-conformism alive!

Grab your copy!
Physical: CD
Download: Bandcamp
Stream: Spotify / Apple Music / Deezer / Tidal

News From Belgrade: Gazorpazorp Are Fearless!

The up-and-coming Serbian alternative rock quartett Gazorpazorp presents the new music video for ‘Ne bojim se’ – the third single from their upcoming debut EP ‘Od vazduha i sunca’, out on Moonlee Records on December 4 2020.

New single ‘Ne bojim se’ (I’m Not Afraid) is an exquisite example of inspired contemporary alternative rock infused with various Yugoslav rock flavours from the past, which brings forth the band’s mellower and dreamier side.

Ne bojim se – video: Youtube
Ne bojim se – download: Bandcamp

The video for ‘Ne bojim se’, signed by the young creative team led by Gvozden Ilić (director) and Jana Anđić (director, photography), features the band in a rather uncanny situation with a mysterious woman. Their most filmic music video to date for sure!

Don’t be afraid, new Gazorpazorp record is coming!

Repetitor’s New Album Will Grab You By The Throat!

Mr Moonlee presents the fourth full-length album ‘Prazan prostor među nama koji može i da ne postoji’ from the Belgrade-based noisy garage rock trio Repetitor – probably the most important rock band from the Balkans of the last decade & one of Europe's best kept rock secrets. Album is out today, November 20 2020, on Moonlee Records and is available in digital format, on CD and 12" vinyl.

The new LP ‘Prazan prostor među nama koji može i da ne postoji’ finds Repetitor at their most confident, employing an even more visceral sound while at the same time showcasing their most mature and diverse songwriting so far. The trio might appear meek at first glance, but the walls of noise the ferocious female drummer and bassist create with the savage skinny frontman are so massive they could move mountains.

From the opening chord on, they unleash a blistering burst of noisy garage rock and succulent stoner riffs accompanied by unhinged vocals in Serbian that grab you by the throat. You are not released up until the closing diptych, their most fragile music to date. Without pretense and chart ambitions, Repetitor are the embodiment of Iggy and the Stooges' raw power, chewing up stages and rock clichés and spitting them out as no bullshit rock’n’roll.

Compact and condensed, the new Repetitor album is a treat for fans of expressive authenticity and genuine distortion mania!

Grab your copy!
Physical: CD / 12" vinyl (pre-order)
Download: Bandcamp
Stream: Spotify / Apple Music / Deezer / Tidal

Repetitor Announce New Album With Video Single ‘Kost i koža’

Long-time Moonlee Records affiliates and one of the most critically acclaimed rock bands from the Balkans Repetitor present the new video for the single ‘Kost i koža’ from their upcoming 4th studio album ‘Prazan prostor među nama koji može i da ne postoji’, out on Moonlee Records on November 20.

The first single from their upcoming album finds the band at its most mature, confident and ferocious. ‘Kost i koža’ (Skin and Bones) is a tour de force in high tension garage punk and noise rock – certified concert mayhem material!

‘Kost i koža’ – video: YouTube
‘Kost i koža’ – download: Bandcamp
‘Kost i koža’ - streaming: Spotify / Deezer / Apple Music / Tidal

Tango in the Streets of Belgrade With Gazorpazorp

Serbian youngsters Gazorpazorp present the new video for the track ‘Tango’ from their upcoming debut EP ‘Od vazduha i sunca’, out on Moonlee Records on December 4.

The new single, with its entrancing saxophone melody their sexiest song to date, is permeated by youthful exuberance and the steamy passion of tango on the fringes of post-punk, noise rock and art rock.

The video for ‘Tango’, directed by Sara Radulović, is a postcard from Belgrade that offers an insight into an (un)ordinary day in the life of contemporary urban Serbian youth – a love letter to juvenile folly, drunken nights, (un)provoked fistfights and sunrises on the Belgrade bypass!

"Light up the city, light up the whole city ... Blue light for sorrow, red for passion!"

Tango – video: YouTube
Tango – download: Bandcamp
Tango - streaming: Spotify / Deezer / Apple Music / Tidal

Serbian youngsters Gazorpazorp join Moonlee Records family and release a video El Matador

Mr. Moonlee is proud to present the latest addition to its roster – meet Gazorpazorp, one of the most promising guitar bands from Belgrade if not the Balkans! The band has just released a new video for the track ‘El Matador’ and announced its debut album for the Slovenian indie label Moonlee Records, which arrives in September 2020.

The cinematic music video directed by Ilija Nikitović, which features a fierce fist fight, brings to mind the images of rings, uppercuts and blood encrusted faces from cult boxing classics such as Raging Bulls, Rocky and Million Dollar Baby. A striking, merciless and untamed video full of surprises – just like the music of Gazorpazorp!

Who are Gazorpazorp? One the fresh faces from the mischievou Serbian new wave, which has been gradually taking the baton from the older generation of regional guitar bands! In April 2018, the band released its debut ‘EP #1’, which included some minimalistically arranged but utterly energetic tracks marked by heavy distortion and a hoarse voice. Besides the apparent influences like Repetitor and Metz, its sound represents an amalgam of noise rock forcefulness, post-punk playfulness and psychedelic rock experimentalism both in the Anglo-Saxon and Yugoslav tradition. With its modernized rock aesthetic, Gazorpazorp is a band easily comparable to cutting-edge contemporaries like Squid, Black Midi, Oh Sees, Show Me The Body and Tropical Fuck Storm.

Nikki Louder strike again with a new EP!

After a four-year lull the Slovenian noise rock champs Nikki Louder are back with three new songs and a thunderous self-titled 7'' EP, which came out today, July 3rd 2020 on Moonlee Records

On the new EP, the concept of Niki Louder as a power trio, driven by the idea of maximum sonic impact, remains as relevant as ever. All three tracks are marked by a distinct smoky atmosphere, half way between the realms of Eros and Thanatos, and pierced by screams of despair, longing and ecstasy in the form of abstract associative lyrics that only add to the enigma. The rhythmic section conjure up solid spiral grooves, while high-pitched vocals and elastic guitar dissonances are responsible for the dynamic transitions between catchy melodicism and explosions of amorphous distortion.

An intense, heartfelt and uncompromising sonic blast by the one and only Nikki Louder!

Grab your copy!

ŽEN released an album of remixes BLENDER to celebrate 10th anniversary

Soon after the vinyl reissue of their debut album 'I onda je sve počelo', croatian all-girl trio ŽEN once more join forces with Moonlee Records to release 'Blender'compilation of remixes of ŽEN songs, in order to celebrate 10th anniversary of ŽEN.

Collection of artists who gave new life to ŽEN songs could hardly be more diverse: musician and producer Saša Rajković aka Zarkoff, music producer and techno DJ with a London address Andrea Giordani, synthwave duo Pocket Palma from Zagreb (formerly known as Side Project), all-round veteran of Zagreb scene Ivan Antunović aka Iv/An, music producer, DJ and icon of clubbing scene Jasmin Mahnić aka Le Chocolat Noir, music producer with a Berlin address and former member of Mimika Orchestra and Beat Busters Damjan Blažun aka Damjan Morello, french producer Paul Grandjean aka Genetik Dub with his experimental project Hikari No Oto, electro-pop duo Kimiko, and Sanja Šiljković from bands Lollobrigita and Shoxx, now known as SUN U.

'Blender' is released only in digital form and is available for free download at band's and label's Bandcamp:
Moonlee Records @ Bandcamp
ŽEN @ Bandcamp

Album 'Blender' was actually born years ago, after the release of the album 'Jantar', when Andrea Giordani, a versatile artist and a friend of the ŽEN, made her own version of the song Iskrenost je posebna. This opened the door for a completely different experience and perspective of ŽEN sound. On the occasion of the band's 10th anniversary, in addition to Andrea, ten other musicians produced their impressions and views on ŽEN songs from past three albums. These are all musicians, producers, and multidiscplinary artists with whom ŽEN interacted and interwined on the scene through years of friendship, concerts, jamming, listening to and playing music.

'Blender' is composed of nine different approaches to band's music, all of which uncompromisingly represent their author's characters and styles, while subtly, but clearly keeping the essence of the original. Although conceptually very different, these nine songs - many of which were created in conditions of lockdown and complete isolation – flow naturally into a comfortable whole.

Album cover is made by Sven Sorić, designer and musician, who delivers his artworks through platform This Town Needs Posters and band ###.

And Then, It All Began… ŽEN’s Debut Album on Vinyl!

“Honesty is special,” sing ŽEN on their debut album ‘I onda je sve počelo’. Since day one, the Croatian feminist LGBTQ+ post-rock/indie/dream pop Amazons have been creating music that relies on sincerity, vulnerability and authenticity. To celebrate the band’s 10th anniversary as well as the 7th anniversary of their first release, with the support of Moonlee Records, Unrecords and Vox Project, ŽEN have released their debut full-length album on the most authentic of music formats – vinyl.

‘I onda je sve počelo’ immediately caught the attention of both regional critics and music aficionados. “One of the most enjoyable, if not best albums of the year,” wrote TPortal. Or as they put it at With Love, the Underground, “Eva, Sara and Ivona really do their own thing.ŽEN’s multi-layered musical expression, combining filigree guitar licks, spacey synth parts and ethereal shoegaze vocals, sometimes feels like looking at water ripples on the lake’s surface. Othertimes, when distortion gets thicker and the drums start to roar, it is like being washed away by a tsunami. The album’s dreamy and heart-warming vibe, a mix between melancholy, longing and hope, is encapsulated in the evocative title ‘Šuma, mačka, Gospođa i prozor’ (Forest, cat, Lady and window), a psychedelic ode to nature, animals and sensitive human beings. It is minimalist experimental pop for fans of Tortoise, Stereolab, Warpaint and the likes.

Since 2013, ŽEN have released their sophomore album ‘Jantar’ (2015), joined the Moonlee Records family and soon followed with the superb ‘Sunčani ljudi’ (2017). In the last few years, they played countless shows all across Europe, gaining support from respected music buffs like Anthony Fantano (The Needle Drop) and Kevin Cole (KEXP) and becoming one of the most sought after alternative guitar bands from the Balkan region.

Grab your vinyl @ Moonlee Store
Download @ Bandcamp
Stream @ Spotify
@ Apple Music
@ Deezer
@ Tidal
@ Google Music
@ Amazon