MOONBOW is the sonic brainchild of London artist El Hardwick.


Often taking a multidisciplinary approach, their musical output is inspired by themes of eschatology, meta-ethics, cyberspace, ecology and dualism. A backbone of dancefloor-ready beats just about surfaces through in Moonbow’s recent music, beneath its otherwise spaced out avant-pop outer shell, post-internet lyricism and wash of ambient synths. Their fascination with excavating both the emotional and political through such a wide range of mixed mediums has received praise from i-D, Crack Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, The Wire, The Guardian and The 405.

Moonbow's colourful DJ sets are an exercise in storytelling that is at once euphoric and melancholic, whilst delving into both the old and new. Often known to make an appearance are: chopped 'n' spliced vocals, silky psychedelic melodies, and bass vibrations so heavy that no nearby drinks are safe from spillage. Moonbow also forms part of SIREN - a collective focussed on pushing the boundaries of electronic music, club and techno through creating a safe and immersive space for those who are otherwise underrepresented. SIREN run parties and workshops, publish a zine, host a monthly NTS show and run a mix series. Moonbow can also can be found DJing as part of the collective's residents: SIREN DJs.

For bookings & everything else: hello@elhardwick.com




Moonbow gratefully acknowledges support from PRS for Music Foundation