MOONLIGHT BROADCAST – Single Review: “Amoebas in Glass Houses”

I like to feature Power Pop on Fridays…here is one from blogger ECLECTICMUSICLOVER…It’s a great song by Moonlight Broadcast and the song is “Amoebas in Glass Houses” that I think you will like. It’s a great power pop song and an excellent writeup.


Moonlight Broadcast is an alternative rock band hailing from beautiful Melbourne, Australia. Influenced by such greats as Crowded House, The National and Death Cab for Cutie, they write songs with memorable guitar-driven melodies and poignant lyrics about (in their own words) “the winding, bumpy road we’re all travelling on.” The band is comprised of Cameron (lead vocals), Adi (guitar), Craig (bass, backing vocals) and Ash (drums & mojo). They released their excellent debut EP A Cynic’s Guide to Dying Happy in February 2018 (you can read my review here), and after a two and a half year break, the guys are back at last with a terrific new single “Amoebas in Glass Houses“.

The song has a bouncy melody and lively mix of jangly guitars, humming bass and punchy drumbeats, creating a pleasing, upbeat vibe that contrasts with the rather depressing and brutally honest lyrics. Cameron says…

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Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

16 thoughts on “MOONLIGHT BROADCAST – Single Review: “Amoebas in Glass Houses””

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this Max. I’m truly honored. Alas, not being an old rock classic, it didn’t seem to generate much interest among your followers. Guess that’s why most of my posts don’t generate much interest either…

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    1. I’m afraid that it is my fault also. I should have posted it at 6:45 or 7:45 CST….I schedule every morning…. I can’t schedule a reblog.

      If you don’t mind I would like to try again on another power pop song…I’ll reblog before I go to work on a Friday. I found out that the time means a lot. I was going to just post it tomorrow…I should have. waited when it got that late…’s a great song.

      Last week I posted an unknown song… early

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      1. Do you really think the time you post matters? I’ve posted at all different times, and don’t think there’s any rhyme or reason to what or when posts get a lot of engagement or not.

        You have a lot of loyal followers, but I don’t. I’m about ready to quit blogging.

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      2. Yes…I’ve tried at 9 and 10 and also at midnight…I’ve tried 7,8,9 am on the dot. I found a sweet spot with 6:45 and 7:45. I think I’m getting people going into work and it’s paid off. My posts started to go higher when I started that.

        I really hope you don’t quit. I know I’m only one blogger but I really enjoy your reviews. Yes…you have a harder sell than me. You write real music reviews…mine are simple blurbs…Plus what is more cool is you have bands sending you things.

        I’ve almost quit also a few times. If it wasn’t for Hanspostcard I probably would have. In my first 6 months I didn’t get anyone…not one follower or like. Hans found me one morning and we commented with each other and other people saw it and very slowly it built from there. A lot of his followers started to follow me. Really I can thank him for what I have…I built from that.

        This morning I posted an unknown Teenage Head song so I followed it up with a well known Rolling Stones song…The Stones gathered some views and they saw the other. So I guess I package at times.

        I admire you because you are exposing new music…at first when I saw your blog…I thought oh no…I was thinking top 20 music…but then I listened…I love it.

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      3. I appreciate your kind words and the support you’ve shown me since following me. You’re the only one of our group besides Hans who’s followed me back or read my posts.

        When you post at 7 am, it’s 4 am for me, so the timing makes no difference to me whatsoever. I follow hundreds of blogs, but have notifications turned on for only a few dozen, either the ones I really enjoy reading and/or the ones who regularly engage with my posts – and there really aren’t many. So if a blogger I follow from the UK posts something at 8 am their time, it’ll show up in my email at midnight

        I’ve actually had more than a few bloggers tell me that they’re not really interested in reading posts about artists or bands they don’t know about, yet when I write about Tears For Fears, the Pretenders, Janet Jackson or Green Day, they still ignore my posts, so whatever….

        Reviewing new music takes a lot of time and effort, so it’s especially disheartening when few read those posts. I get inundated with request and submissions for reviews, which is flattering, but I also feel used some of the time. I’m tired.

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      4. I get where you are coming from… I ask myself why am I do this? It comes down to the community we have here…plus I like learning more about music, movies, and people.

        I don’t know why the time works for me but…that is not to say that everyone checks it then but I get the bulk of views then. This post will gain some tomorrow

        I also get a lot of hits from google search and the index that I have on my main site. Some people use Twitter and Facebook as well.

        Well just so you know…I am interested in learning more about new artists…It’s easy for me to say keep doing it because I’m not the one writing them…but I do hope you decide to.

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      5. Assuming you enjoy writing about music, in my humble opinion, you should stick with it. While it’s nice to have followers and see engagement, at the end of the day I think it’s about doing something you like to do.

        Well, in any case, you just got one additional follower!

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    1. It is…it’s great power pop with a capital P….I love hearing new artists playing this type of music with the jangle….God bless that jangle.


  2. Great song! As I just noted on EclecticMusicLover’s blog: Great melodic tune and also love the sound! I had never heard of Moonlight Broadcast before. That’s probably because they still appear to be relatively new. I also don’t listen much to indie rock.

    My sweet spots are the ’60s and ’70s. And while I’ve listened to music for some 40 years, I still feel there’s so much music from just these two decades I’ve yet to explore. That being said, for the past seven months or so, I’ve made a conscious effort to pay more attention to new music – rather than complaining that much of today’s music is mediocre. Once you look beyond the mainstream/charts, you can still find great new music out there!

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    1. I thought you would like that Christian. I’m paying more attention also. This one could have come out in the 70s and fell right in place but it’s also sounds modern….

      I bookmarked it when I found this one. I like how they kept it simple and to the point.

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  3. Thanks for posting this and introducing me to a new blog, Max. I’ve just commented there and am listening the blog’s newest post. I’ll probably follow.

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    1. You are welcomed…I think you will like it. He focuses on good new music. I was skeptical about a new music blog at first….thinking top twenty but he picks great acts.

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