There was a time around 2009 when I was listening to these Hungarian bands who were alternative and sang in English and thought they were too good to be Hungarian musicians. Originally, I wanted to write about them in this Emerging Talent blog to introduce few talents from my nation but as I realized just now, it wouldn`t be relevant writing about bands who aren`t around anymore. I just found that out. Most of them moved on, just as I did when I discovered new music and relocated myself (I`m doing expereinces abroad and have no idea what`s going on with the music scene back home. Nothing good, I suppose). Maybe, I`ll do a throwback post one day.
The Moog were one of these few bands and surprisingly they are still together and remained sort of relevant. The band contains Tonyo Szabo (vocals), Adam Bajor (guitar), Miguel Gyorgy (guitar) Gergo Dorozsmai (drums) and Csaba Szabo (bass) who formed the band in Budapest around 2004.
The first music video for 'I Like You' from the debut album. This song made me love them.
Their debut album 'Sold for Tomorrow' came out in 2007 and two more albums followed; 'Razzmatazz Orfeum' in 2009 and the latest 'Seasons In Underground' last March. What makes them interesting to me is, they always worked with legendary music producers on all of their albums, recorded them in the US as well and still have no idea how they did that! For instance, 'Seasons in Underground' was produced by Ken Scott who used to be David Bowie`s producer once and the band is mostly located in Los Angeles these days.
'When I See You' is the most favourite song of mine by The Moog
Influenced by The Clash and The Beach Boys among others, The Moog brings back some of this old school indie/rock tunes mixed with their unique style both musically and visually. They did small tours around the US supporting The B52`s, played the famous Viper Room and the one as a fan I`m the most proud of: SXSW in 2012!
This is their latest song with a music video from the third album 'Seasons in Undergroud'