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Through these strange and uncertain times it is sometimes a little hard to see any light at the end of the tunnel but this is where The Moons have stepped in. This long player is an album full of colour and raw songwriting recorded live in the legendary Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios. With cinematic string arrangements and masterclass songwriting from the pen of singer/songwriter Andy Crofts this album will be your happy escape.
'Most of this album had been unintentionally sat in my pocket for quite some time. Songs that I had written and forgotten about or had just lost their way and left unfinished. So that is why I wanted the album to simply be named Pocket Melodies. I had this inner feeling to pull them all together and it turned out my favourite Moons record.' Andy Crofts
Pocket Melodies takes you on a journey of glorious melodies leading you through love, romance, nostalgia, regret and unity.
'I wanted to be true to myself with this record. My best strength is writing melodic pop songs so I just let it all flow as I wanted this album to be soaked in colour and completely natural. There's no pretence, it's just straight up pop songs. I have always worn my heart on my sleeve when it comes to my feelings and I think you can hear this in the lyrics this time.' Andy Crofts
The album features singles Riding Man and Today which received high praise and championed on BBC London and Radio X and a collaboration with Paul Weller on the song Tunnel Of Time."I wrote all of the songs on the album except Tunnel Of Time which is a collaboration between myself and Paul Weller. He once approached me with a little idea and we slowly worked at it in dressing rooms etc until I took it away and put it all together. Its a nice little song and im glad it found a home with The Moons." Andy Crofts
2. Riding Man
3.The Old Brigade
4. Far Away
5. Tunnel Of Time
6. Where Are You Now?
8. Maybe I'm The Perfect Man (For You)
9. The Lone Wolf
11. Rear Window
12. An Ordinary Romance - ¦
CD Only Bonus Tracks :
13.Sunday Love In
14.Here I Am
15.Today (Le Superhomard Remix)
16. Riding Man (Instrumental)
17. Don't Be Long
£11.99 £5.99Sunzoom have been making a stir from their Liverpool base and this highly anticipated debut is not to be missed.Visit product page →
Lo-fi and DIY in equal measure, the record was only conceived of 4 weeks into the first lockdown when songwriter Greg McVeigh decided that recording music was the only way to stay sane. Building a makeshift studio in the kitchen of his North Liverpool home (and deciding to name the new project SUNZOOM after a favourite Captain Beefheart track) Greg set about learning the processes of home recording from the ground up.
The album theme draws upon the peculiar aspects of lockdown; isolation, spiritual introspection, longing to be somewhere else, weird dreams, drinking too much and takes the listener on a journey of escape. The songs move the record through fields, countries, time, space, memories and longings to finally end back at home in the reality of the four walls.
Digging into some past unreleased recordings, poems, unfinished snippets of tunes and writing new songs (usually sung into his phone during months of daily beach walks with his dog) Greg began to build a record within the claustrophobic environment of summer 2020. Friends were able to collaborate (by the magic of old recordings and new parts sent via email) and in early 2021 Sunzoom entered ARK Recording Studios in Liverpool to add live drums and vocal parts subsequently spending a month mixing the record back home in the familiar surroundings of the kitchen where the concept first began.
The result is a snapshot of the period that magically transforms personal and public strife into glorious pop-folk psychedelia.
Vinyl is limited to 500 copies on black vinyl, no download card.
1. The Sun's Everlasting
2. Pour Me Another Wine
3. Anytime Soon
4. A Simple Song
5. The Garden Birds of India
7. Osaka Radio
8. Let's go
9. The Place Where The Long Shadows Grow
10. Hell No
11. Soul Parade
12. Home On The Range
Bonus Tracks (CD Only)
13. The Happy Fly
14. Hell No (Original Demo)
15. Pour Me Another Wine (Alternative take)
£8.49 £4.25Limited transparent blue vinyl 7” single for RSD, 500 copies only. Rsd 22 Brings You A Ltd 7” Pressing Of Single ‘You Ain’t Got It Bad’ By Teenage Waitress. An Electronic, Melancholy Hum Along Number.Visit product page →
You Ain’t Got It Bad ‘ is a danceable, upbeat track with trippy psych production and a strong positive message. It features. both a vocal cameo from Blue Canary’s Harry Burgees and as close to a happy ending as you’ll probably get from Daniel.
The Record is backed with an exciting Pale Sabres (of Colorama Records) remix of ‘I’m Leaving Berlin’ also from the Love & Chemicals album. Teenage Waitress is the solo project from Daniel Ash.
The debut album, ‘Love & Chemicals’ is a fresh hybrid of infectious 60’s inspired pop melodies, blippy synths and fuzzy guitars all set to short lyrical vignettes. Some are funny, some are mysterious but all have a story to tell.
You Ain't Got It Bad - 4:02
I'm Leaving Berlin (Pale Sabres Remix) - 4.25
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Forevermore is a simple love song of devotion. A person who will forever devote their life, heart and soul to the one they love. Christophe’s musical soundscape lays the perfect foundation for Andy’s minimal heartfelt words.
I’m Dreaming is the perfect song for the flip complimenting side A with it’s raw vocal and piano. Dreaming offers words of escape, hope and self sanctuary in a world on fire.
Forevermore - 2.01.
I'm Always Dreaming - 3.21.
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Following their popular 2020 album Pocket Melodies, The Moons return with new single 'Stand With Me'. An upbeat number merging classic moons melodies with a hip groove and hypnotic riff.
The Moons are a 4 piece outfit formed in 2008 by frontman guitarist/songwriter Andy Crofts now also a member of the Paul Weller band along with Moons drummer Ben Gordelier.
Other Moonies in the band are Chris Watson guitar, Ben Curtis on bass guitar. The B side is an instrumental version and exclusive to this release.
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The Moons return with their second single TODAY from the forthcoming new album Pocket Melodies.
Keeping with a summer feel Today is an upbeat feel good track written by singer Andy Crofts adding more light and sunshine on these surreal times.
The perfect follow up to the first Riding Man. "The song is about finally finding some happiness and not letting it go. Years of dreaming, years of hard graft all come to one point and you want to share it with your love". Andy Crofts.
2. The Old Brigade
£20.00Andy Crofts Rounds Up His Colorama Artists On Volume 1 Of This Uber Cool And Eclectic Compilation. Available On Limited Vinyl And Download.Visit product page →
The brainchild of Andy Crofts from the Paul Weller band the Colorama record label was set up initially as a vehicle to release records from Andy’s own band The Moons but always with the ambition to champion the art of the songwriter and build an eclectic roster of like minded bands and musicians.
Building on the critically acclaimed ‘Pocket Melodies’ from The Moons came the album ‘Love & Chemicals’ from Teenage Waitress and a new addition to Colorama Bristol DJ & Promoter John Britton joining Andy in the search for artists to join this burgeoning boutique label.
The search culminated in the album you are now reading about ‘THIS IS COLORAMA! VOL. 1’ a collection of tracks from The Moons, Teenage Waitress, Sunzoom, Bliss Williams, Tiny Dyno, Duvet Daze, Pale Sabres, Wilderman, Chris Watson, Robi Mitch, Eloise, The Lunar Towers, Reid Anderson, Andy Crofts & Le SuperHomard which offers a diverse melting pot of genres with a common theme, to deliver memorable verses, hooks and choruses.
1. Today - The Moons
2. You Ain't Got It Bad - Teenage Waitress
3. A Simple Song - Sunzoom
4. Tearaway - Bliss Williams
5. Still - Tiny Dyno
6. Dreaming - Duvet Daze
7. Left For Dead - Pale Sabres
8. NeverReady - Wilderman
9. Secret Garden - Chris Watson
10. Nothing New Under The Sun - Robi Mitch
11. Haunted - Eloise (Feat. Andy Crofts)
12. Wire - The Lunar Towers
13. True Heart - Reid Anderson
14. Forevermore - Andy Crofts & Le SuperHomard
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The Moons return with their final single "The Lone Wolf' a mellow yet contagious number soaked heavily in melody and recorded in studio 2 Abbey Road London. The single is the third release from the successful Pocket Melodies album.
The Lone Wolf is an outcast. A lost soul stuck inside the narrow walls of his mind and possibly by choice. He built this world to save himself but dreams what it would be like to fit in. To be accepted. On the flip is a charming piano version of the working class love song An Ordinary Romance.
The song features at the end of the Pocket Melodies documentary Inside The Melodies'and was a spontaneous live recording by Andy Crofts while sat in Black Barn Studios waiting for people to arrive for a session.
A masterclass from start to finish" - Clash Magazine 8/10
"A genuine talent coming of age" - Mojo Magazine 4/5
"The Moons new album sees them perfecting their way with a perfect pop song" - Shindig Magazine
The Lone Wolf
An Ordinay Romance (Piano Version)
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Limited to 500 copies on blue vinyl. The Moons Return With New Sun Kissed Song "Riding Man". A Colourful, Uplifting And Percussive Single Recorded Live In The Legendary Abbey Road Studios London. Riding Man is the first release of many pop-fueled songs from The Moons forthcoming new album Pocket Melodies (working title).
It's summer vibes place you in a festival style field with a sun kissed sky and it features wonderful artwork by Goldendaze Illustration. Along with the rest of the album Riding Man was recorded in London at Abbey Road studio 2 which as you know was the main room for most of The Beatles' magic. Completely inspired and in ore, The Moons recorded the whole album live in a day leaving a little room to sprinkle some extra magic in the comfort of Paul Wellers'personal space Black Barn Studios.
'I wrote Riding Man inspired by Moons fan and friend Bradley Wiggins after he won the Tour De France'. 'When I first came up with the chords I immediately imagined myself with friends sat in long grass, acoustic guitars and orange skies'. 'It would be so easy to write something about isolation and feeling trapped right now but The Moons want to give people the opposite with this single. Freedom in the sun!' Andy Crofts (The Moons).
The Moons are a 4 piece outfit formed in 2008 by frontman guitarist/songwriter Andy Crofts now also a permanent member of the Paul Weller band along with Moons drummer Ben Gordelier. Other Moonies in the band are Chris Watson guitar, Ben Curtis on bass guitar and floating member Luke Goddard who played percussion on the track and often joins the band live.
Riding Man (2:55)
Sunday Love In (3:15)
£20.49Love and Chemicals is the debut album from Southampton based singer / songwriter Teenage Waitress aka Daniel J. Ash.Visit product page →
In Daniel's own words 'Love and Chemicals plays like a collection of short stories or vignettes. I wanted to create something of a musical patchwork quilt with all sorts of different textures, styles and emotions. I had been writing music for a guitar - based indie band for many years but these songs were my first written with a computer.
I loved the freedom of being able to write and experiment with a whole range of different instruments from the accordion to drum machines, from the kazoo to the spoons - they're all in there somewhere and can really help with setting the scene with some of the stories on the album.
I really wanted to work outside my comfort zone both musically and lyrically. It's by far the best thing I've ever done and I'm very excited to see where I can go next.'
A 12 track raw explosion of contagious synth based indie pop.
This colourful album features the previous singles I Don't Like This Party', The Mess You Made Me Make'You Ain't Got It Bad (feat. Blue Canary)'and I'm Leaving Berlin', songs which have all enjoyed recent praise and airplay from the likes of Radio X and BBC London.
1. High in someone else's time
2. The mess you made me make
3. I'm leaving Berlin
4. You ain't got it bad
5. Blue Walls
6. First draft love song
7. I don't like this party
10. Primary Colours
11. You'll lose, my love
Release Date: 13/11/2020
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Teenage Waitress returns with the new album ‘Your Cuckoo’. This album is the follow up to the critically acclaimed debut Love & Chemicals.
“Melodies and storytelling. . basically" is how Daniel J. Ash of Southampton’s Teenage Waitress describes his eagerly anticipated second album Your Cuckoo. “It’s a bunch of characters singing songs about love, youth, drugs, boredom and of course, dancing”.
‘Your Cuckoo’ is a leap forward in every way for Teenage Waitress. Ash’s trademark ‘story songs’ are set to a backdrop of irresistible melodies, colourful arrangements and impeccable production. While noticeably a more focused effort than Ash’s previous effort Love & Chemicals, this album still offers a little something for everyone.
For the recording of ‘Your Cuckoo’ Ash recruited some of his musical friends to join him in the studio, adding a rich new layer of musicianship to his latest songs. “We basically wanted to go a step ahead from where we got to last time. . and I think we’ve done that” smiles Ash “I’ve been a perfectionist in every sense and annoyed a lot of people to get to this point. I hope it was worth it!”
1. Baby Blue
4. Girl, I Want You To Kill Me
5. Bedroom Waltz
6. I Like The Way You Fall In Love
7. Big Smoke
8. Back Seat
9. Too Much Of A Good Thing
10. Hold Me In The Afternoon
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Andy Crofts is notably known for his band The Moons and his work with Paul Weller over the years. This release shows Andy live at one of his solo shows in the 100 Club London covering David Bowie classic ‘The man who sold the world’.
“This Bowie song has always been close to my heart ever since I was a kid. I always wanted to release a version so here it is rough, ready and live!” - Andy CroftsAndy heads out on an acoustic winter tour this Nov/Dec including London, Liverpool, Margate, Leeds, Brighton, Bristol and Northampton. Tickets available from www.andycrofts.com
The Man Who Sold The World (live at the 100 Club)
English Summer (Live at the 100 Club)
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Renowned Musician Andy Crofts Unveils Captivating New Album 'Live at the 100 Club' Featuring The Lunar String Quartet.
In an eagerly awaited musical event, celebrated artist Andy Crofts is set to release his latest album, 'Live at the 100 Club,' featuring the mesmerizing accompaniment of The Lunar String Quartet. Music enthusiasts can mark their calendars for November 17th, when this exceptional album will be available on limited edition red/blue transparent vinyl and all major digital platforms.
'Live at the 100 Club' captures the magic of Andy Crofts' dynamic performance at the historic 100 Club, renowned for its pivotal role in the British music scene. With his distinct blend of rock, pop, and orchestral elements, Crofts takes audiences on a sonic journey unlike any other.
1. Chinese Whispers
3. The Old Brigade
4. How Long?
7. Far Away
8. Maybe I’m The Perfect Man (For You)
9. English Summer
11. The Lone Wolf
13. Jennifer (Sits Alone)
14. An Ordinary Romance