Big, bright, jangly guitars inspired by REM and The Smiths mixed with 80s new wave grooves, Montreal's The Moonlight Club is the creation of longtime friends François Royer Mireault (guitars, vocals) and John Pankert (bass, vocals. The pair moved to Montreal in 2010 and discovered an eclectic and vibrant music scene that revived their high school ambitions of recording music. François' obsession with songwriting and love for bands such as The Stone Roses, Neil Young and The Kinks led the group to record two dozen demos. In 2015, impressed by local band Elephant Stone's EP, The Glass Box, the band contacted David Smith at Breakglass Studios to help them record a debut EP. The result was a five-song set called Words in Gold. François Rousseau (drums) joined the band in 2015 when the band started to work on a first album. Their first full-length album, which is self-titled, was released on February 2nd, 2018. The band is 100% independent.