Friday, 28 March 2014

The Moons to shine at Stockton’s Georgian Theatre

From recording a debut album at the studios of Paul Weller to a fan in the shape of gold medal winning cyclist Bradley Wiggins, it has been a whirlwind few years for The Moons.

And that’s not to mention sell out gigs, support slots with the likes of Ocean Colour Scene and The Rifles as well as NME plaudits too.

Now, though, The Moons juggernaut is set to roll in to Teesside with a gig at Stockton’s Georgian Theatre tonight.

The Northampton indie rock band has already been lauded by The Kinks’ Dave Davies and The Zombies’ Rod Argent and their incessant touring has seen them build a loyal fanbase with sell-out shows up and down the country including the 100 Club, London.

The Teesside leg of their current tour is highly anticipated and comes alongside the launch of a new single Heart and Soul.

Evoking the flamboyance of 70s era glam rock, the single tips its hat to the heroes of that period from Bolan and Bowie to Mott the Hoople and Sweet.

It is essentially an ode to a scorned lover as singer Andy Croft says: “Heart and soul is about a girl, a temptress who pulls you in with her looks and spits you out.

“A girl who reaches into your heart and soul and takes all the good out of you and then moves on to her next victim.”

Crofts started the band in 2006 after putting together a collection of demos and uploading a few songs to Myspace.

Within days the songs gained praise from Mojo magazine.

Tonight’s gig at the Georgian Theatre sees support come from Teessider Alistair Sheerin who is fresh from supporting Miles Kane and psychedelic, folk and garage rock band The Glass Moths.

Tickets are £8 adv/£10 on the door and the show starts at 8pm.

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