About Us

The King Mooses is an Italian indie rock band, formed in Terni at the beginning of 2013. The band was founded by the cousins Fabio Deriu (lead guitar) and Michele “Rex” Deriu (drums). After several changes, the band finally finds its perfect lineup in 2015 when Simone Betti (bass) and Daniele de Marinis (vocal/guitars) join the group. The band’s influences range from the alternative rock of the Smiths to the indie rock of the National and the Strokes. They are inspired by the punk approach of the Clash and the Jam and by the nostalgic atmospheres of bands such as the Cure and the Pulp. The King Mooses only compose original songs in English that leads trough a dissonant path, between the contemplative, introspective and often autobiographical lyrics and a rather light melody.

After winning the Umbrarock contest they open for the Italian band Nobraino at the Antifestival’s 10th edition (Perugia, Italy) on 29th June 2017.

On 13th April 2018 they sign for the Italian label Sad Men Walking Records and release their first album “Another Plastic Sunday”

Daniele De Marinis

Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar

Fabio Deriu

Lead Guitar

Simone Betti

Bass, Backing Vocals

Michele "Rex" Deriu