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LA duo Moby Rich explore self destruction in their huge new single Sabotage

LA duo Moby Rich are making waves in the Californian music scene with their new single Sabotage.

The pair – made up of Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger – have sculpted their own breed of darkly melancholic pop. It’s innovative, real, and honest.

Moby Rich are backing things up with another huge banger, Sabotage. Sung in full unison, it’s an ode to self destruction. Something we can all get around.

The two songwriters met attending open mic nights around town. After they serendipitously crossed paths and began writing together, they realised an identifiable sound had sparked between the two of them. They write the majority of their tracks on acoustic guitar, which explains why such a tender touch permeates each new single.

Crafting a sound that combines the euphoria of early MGMT with the laid-back beat making of N.E.R.D, Sabotage is a delectable serving of pop craftmanship from two skilled maestros.

After their 2018 breakout hit Yoko Ono, the two artists have been working hard to back it up with Sabotage, and the sound definitely lands hot. The honest lyricism, thumping bass and extremely catchy chorus mark a song that is sure to be a pop juggernaut.

Self-sabotage is an extremely common occurrence and widely relatable, as the lyrics ponder “Maybe I do it to myself”. Of the song, Connor says, “We wrote ‘Sabotage’ because it’s fucking true. We constantly mess things up for ourselves.”

To top it off Moby Rich sing each song in complete unison, adding to their twin-like personas. Their voices uncannily sync together, creating an especially unique sonic experience.

Moby Rich are on the up, touring Australia with Broods this month and announcing their first ever headline show in Los Angeles on June 26th at Resident DTLA. Tickets on sale here.

Broods with Moby Rich

Tue 21 May – The Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Wed 22 May – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Tue 28 May – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Thu 30 May – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
Sat 1 June – Metropolis, Fremantle

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May 15, 2019