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THE MOONS CD

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  • Audio CD (15 Mar. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Republic of Music
  • ASIN: B0033ZF8OC
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95,420 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Debut album from The Moons that harks back to a golden era in British songwriting. Fronted by Paul Weller's keyboard player Andy Crofts and featuring Chris Ketley of the recently disbanded Rakes, the band craft soulful slices of classic English pop. Taking a traditional 60's sound and weaving in influences as diverse as XTC and The Specials, the resulting album straddles the decades and sits comfortably alongside contemporary groups like The Coral, The Zutons and The Bees. Not surprising Paul Weller has proved a big supporter, inviting The Moons to record the album at his studio and even featuring on piano on 'Wondering".

Review

"Stylishly eclectic take on the past... Life on Earth fizzes with ideas, pinballing from bristling mod pop ('Don't Go Changin') and paranoic freakbeat ('Nightmare Day') to intoxicating wafts of Mersey psychedelia ('Torn Between Two') with a glee worthy of Tommy" 4****
-- Q Magazine, April issue, 2010

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ian.G on 12 Mar. 2011
Format: Audio CD
The Moons are a indie rock band from Northampton (UK) that formed in 2007. In the band we have singer/guitarist/songwriter Andy Crofts, - who looks like Gem Archer or a young Ray Davies - drummer Ben Gordelier, guitarist and backing vocalist James Edward Bagshaw, bassist Adam Leeds and keyboardist Tom Warmsley.
Listening to The Moons - something I've been doing prolifically - it's obvious they're no run of the mill indie band instead I think it'll be fair to say their sound derives from '60s freakbeat with bands such as the Small Faces, The Attack and The Action but bringing it more up to date with a touch of Dodgy perhaps and The Las. They create their art in the purest form, the way it should be really with short catchy tunes, harmonious interludes, plucky guitar, McCartneyesque bass and rhythmic drum solos juxtaposed with soulful vocals. Their debut album,
Life On Earth which was released last year on the Acid Jazz label is melodic master-class; each track on it could easily be a stand-out single with absolute no monotony, it's like a 'best of'! This is something that should surely threaten the quality of 'that difficult' second album? Well, the answer to that is not likely! Their second album due hopefully this April is being recorded now and the demos I've heard so far are outstanding. You can pretty much guarantee that the production is gonna be second to none for they have no other than Mr Edwyn Collins on board.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TopMod on 4 May 2010
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Bought this solely on reviews and the fact that Andy Croft plays in Weller's band. So glad I did as this CD is excellent. It's hard to describe their sound, it veers from the Beatles, to the Prisoners, to the Kinks. No bad thing at all.
I can't recommend this CD enough.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gholby on 17 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
This was an album i'd been waiting for since i 1st checked out there you-tube demo's
.There isnt a bad track on it,to be honest they could pick 5 or 6 singles from it! if you havnt already got it your missing out because there a great band.
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I came to The Moons through a recommendation from West Heath Yard recording studios, and bought Life On Earth as a punt. I had no preconceived ideas of their sound or image. I was captivated by this album, and couldn't believe that no-one had championed them to global stardom. Yes, I am that naive. I went to see The Moons at King Tut's in Glasgow, and was shocked to discover their Mod roots. Imagine, perfectly formed songs, pop band with rock influence, so heavily influenced in the Mod culture. I do like Mod music, but hadn't noticed the inflection. Buy this album. Not for it's Modness. Buy it for it's perfection of modern pop rock melodies and well crafted songs. In fact, buy it just for 'How Long' my song of this century. So far.
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No disrespect to the band, but this melodic feelgood album kicks the lazy, formulaic,"call-me-indie-and-count-the cash" attitude of so much current music right up the exhaust pipe with a pair of Converse trainers. Its fresh, interesting and can be put on repeat without boredom setting in by play 3. While I cant really agree that its so modfather-influenced as some say, imagine if Razorlight or the Strokes stopped taking themselves so seriously and made goodtime music to chug pints to and you've got the moons.
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By yicker23 on 11 Nov. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Album purchased after seeing The Moons supporting Ocean Colour Scene in Manchester. Foot-tapping drum and bass lines will soon have you singing along to this stunning debut album. Hopefully the 'Chinese Whispers' will get much louder for these lads!! A dozen quality tracks, with supporting guitar and piano on 2 tracks by the Modfather himself, Paul Weller. 'How Long' before the boys become the nations new 'Everyday Heroes'. Buy it now!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David M. Freeborn on 12 April 2010
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This is a great album, I would highly recommend it, well do lads, I can see why Paul Weller liks your music and is your mentor.
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