The Moons Playlist
June 2014

The Moons are purveyors of the great British pop song. Andy Crofts’ songwriting craftsmanship deals with typical modern day life. With a mixed melting pot of melody, texture and influence, The Moons are honest songwriting personified with exquisite arrangement and glorious production which harks back to a golden era in classic songwriting.

Their third album ‘Mindwaves’, is due for release 21st July on Schnitzel Records and is promised to be a rich sounding, 21st century, psychedelic space odyssey. To commemorate this release, the Northampton garage mod rockers have put together the following exclusive playlist... 

Curtis Mayfield - Tripping Out
Curtis Mayfield can do no wrong in my eyes. I love this song and it always makes me dream every time I hear it. Beautiful voice and melody a bright summer bassline.

Hooded Fang - Den of love
I really dig what this band have been doing on the last two albums. I just love their lo-fi sound. This song has become very special to me for many reasons.

Supergrass - Caught by the fuzz
Chose a Supergrass song because i've listened to them for as long as i can remember and they made me want to be in a band. Just a great song about being a teenager!

The Bees - I really need love
The Bees are one of my favourite bands...this is one of my favourite songs by them...it’s quite poppy and catchy and you'll find yourself humming it days after hearing it

Simon and Garfunkel - At the zoo
Great song from one of my favourite albums...great bassline.

Billy Stewart -Sitting in the park
Great summery tune from 1965 - I love the harmonies and the piano on this. Georgie Fame did a good cover too.

The Kinks - Animal farm
My favourite track off their Village Green album, although the whole record is stunning

Jackson 5 - I'll be there
One of those songs I grew up with and always find myself coming back to - just a lovely tune.

Animal Collective - My Girls
Animal Collective's 'Merriweather Post Pavilion' is my favourite album since Split Enz. I’ve never heard anything like AC and their sound inspires me to try new things when playing, recording and mixing (or copy them!). I also love the lyrics, they remind me of me.

Split Enz - I Got You
This song reminds me of falling in love, I thought no-one really knew Split Enz but as soon as I put it on she sang along! I’ve been brought up on Split Enz, they’re my desert island band... From their early baroque/theatrical albums to their synth/pop stuff, I love it all.

The Moons - ‘Mindwaves’, is out 21st July on Schnitzel Records and is available to preorder here. Hear new single 'Bodysnatchers' below.  

The Moons are: Andy Crofts – Vocals/guitar, Ben Gordelier – Drums, Ben Curtis – Bass and Chris Watson – Guitar.

Catch The Moons at the following venues:

SEPTEMBER

Fri 19                      LIVERPOOL                          Korova
Sat 20                    BIRMINGHAM                      Hare & Hounds
Sun 21                   GLASGOW                            King Tuts
Tue 23                   MANCHESTER                    Night N Day
Wed 24                  LONDON                               Bush Hall
Thu 25                   BRIGHTON                           Green Door Store
Sat 27                    NORTHAMPTON                 Roadmender 

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