Moon Landing is the musical workings of multi-instrumentalist Jake McCrea.
Early 2023 saw Moon Landing awarded a grant from Help Musicians to record and release new music, with two of these singles now released. October 2023 saw Moon Landing crowned champion of Chordblossom’s prestigious Kickstart 2023 award, as well as being nominated for the Joe Cassidy Chrysalis Award at NI Music Prize. The release of single ‘Feel, Don’t Think’ was also added to Jimmy Eat World’s official Spotify playlist.
Moon Landing first appeared in 2021 with the single ‘The Room is Spinning,’ which created a soundscape that peeked into the deep void of space and called out for signs of life, paying homage to Spiritualized’s ‘Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space.’
This single launched Moon Landing onto the NI music scene, getting airplay and critical acclaim from various radio stations and publications across UK and Ireland, while also receiving high-praise from well-known Irish artists such as Duke Special.
With Moon Landing being crowned champion of Chordblossom’s Kickstart 2023 award, and being nominated for the Joe Cassidy Chrysalis Award at NI Music Prize, 2024 is set to be a big year with Moon Landing also one of the first confirmed names to play next years' Stendhal Festival!
“Violet takes the listener on an emotional rollercoaster of soaring highs and vulnerable lows…with tender acoustics and shimmering soundscapes that compliment a tear-jerking orchestral arrangement.” – Hot Press Magazine
“Moon Landing continues to shoot for the stars with new single ‘Feel, Don’t Think’. A stellar string-swept number, the stirring song is a euphoric four minutes that calls to mind the likes of Mercury Rev and Snow Patrol at their best.” – Edwin McFee, The Sunday life Newspaper
Moon Landing “immerses the listener in a vulnerable state of astronaut blues.” - Jack Elmore of Chordblossom
"Moon Landing proved that he’s one of the most creative artists on the contemporary indie/alternative scene who knows how to assemble a perfectly balanced, mesmerising, ear-
appealing song" - Thoughts Words Actions
"Gripping and emotional, Moon Landing is exciting and thoughtful with genuine passion. I tip Moon
Landing as one of my ones to watch for 2023. Talent like this shouldn't be left on the sidelines." - Click