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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