credit: Chelsea King

The Ooiee

Moonlover is the recording project of Melbourne DIY multi-instrumentalist Quang Dinh, formerly the bassist of well-loved Melbourne band Little Red.

Over nine months in his bedroom studio Pink Slime, Dinh conceived, recorded and performed the entirety of his debut album, Thou Shall Be Free, before signing to Melbourne label Our Golden Friend and releasing the album in March 2018. The album oozes with melodies and hooks and idiosyncratic twists and turns and showcases Dinh’s talent as a songwriter and arranger. Moonlover made 7 film clips for the album, played 60 shows in 2018 all over Australia, playing Gizzfest and supporting the likes of Angel Olsen, Cloud Control and is currently working on LP number 2 to be released late 2019.

He is making a name as a conduit of creativity, a touring workhorse and a prolific and sharp songwriter.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Psychedelic
Event Type: Showcase