Sounds of the ’60s and ’70s never seem to fade despite pundits quickly writing off many a band’s failed attempts to emulate said era. Last year saw Toy Horses pull it off and this year it looks like The Moons could do just that. Despite their first album, Life On Earth, sliding under the radar somewhat more than it deserved, Andy Croft’s band returns with their second ’60s possessed studio LP Fables Of History produced by Stan Kybert, whose previous work with Oasis is apparent on a number of tracks.
Having already been previewed as Bradley Wiggins’ personal soundtrack to his Tour de France victory and road tested supporting Beady Eye, the listener can expect a more than refined recording. The Moons evoke ’60s psychedelia as soon as the opening track fires up and they’re proud of it. Andy asserted “We look to our icons to craft the perfect story.” The album is a tough monkey to identify as it dabbles its toes in both the vintage and contemporary, but if you mix equal portions of The Arctic Monkeys, The Kinks, Kaiser Chiefs, The Beatles and Paul Weller then you’re not far off the mark. This may sound as though they’ve overdone it with the earmarking but they pulled off each track, making each and every one their own.
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Pigbag, the short-lived U.K. funk-infused post-punk act best known for its jam “Papa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag,” returns this March with Year of the Pigbag, the first new record in three decades from the newly reformulated act.The genre-straddling band, originally active from 1980 to 1983, reunited in 2011 with a new lineup featuring original members Chris Lee (trumpet), Ollie Moore (saxes) and Kofi Adu (drums) for a one-off show in London. The trio, supplemented by five new members “who shared their vision of fusing African grooves, jazz, Latin, funk and dance beats into a heady new cocktail,” have now recorded their third album.
The nine-track Year of the Pigbag will be released March 25 on Sugar Shack Records. The label calls the record “a nonstop dance party of the highest order with echoes of the JBs, Fela Kuti and Sun Ra’s Arkestra yet entirely different and their own unique creation.”
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01.The Fly And The Ant
02.I Won’t Tell You
03.Between Two Fires
04.Deep Inside The Mind
05.Save Your Skin
07.Tiny Funny Phobias
08.Some Crazy Things
09.Full Moon Doll
10.My Own Galaxy
11.Follow The Crow
12.Glass Of Wine
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