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THE MOODS manchester / Blog

Album Review

http://mancunianways.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/the-moods-oppositional-defiant-disorder-album-review/

HOPE VIDEO

after lots of hard work by ourselves and our friends, we should have the new video ready to go at the weekend.. get on the soapbox

video shoot for, Hope

so its off to piccadilly gardens manchester, to film the final scene of the video, its been great fun, dragging the SOAP BOX around manchester and beyond, see you in the GARDENS ;)

Band of the week @RED DRAGON RECORDS

cheers red dragon you lovely boyho's you. thats the second tome this year once in jan then again this week mighty obliged http://www.facebook.com/reddragonrecordsltd

review of KIDS CARRY GUNS

http://musicreviewunsigned.com/2013/01/09/the-moods-kids-carry-guns/ As soon as you hear the first line of The Mood’s latest single Kids Carry Guns, it’s obvious they’re a Manchester based outfit. They also have a clear electronic/dance element, I can almost hear your mind racing with the cliché’s but we know it’s all too easy to do the classic Manchester comparisons. Yes we’ve all seen 24hr Party People and could probably reel off most of the Factory label’s band roster but why not try something new eh? Let’s drop the pre-conceptions, temporarily ignore the music history of Manchester and listen to The Moods without a preconceived prejudice.

Kids Carry Guns is a thought provoking and political track whilst managing to not overbear the listener by forcing the message down their throat. Too often we see the music suffer in favour of the artist message being portrayed to the listener, here though, the message is obviously conveyed without domineering the whole piece. The music is allowed to flourish alongside the lyrical subject matter and some culture is even introduced by name dropping Charles Bukowski. The music is completely driven by electronic elements, a synthesized glitchy type lead over a simple, yet effective beat with the occasional stab of some 90s dance esk chords. It sounds like The Moods have taken from their predecessors and dragged their influences kicking and screaming into the new age.

Sometimes you have to go with your first instinct when listening to an artist and, although they are not entirely similar, mine was that The Moods are like Manchester’s answer to Aphex Twin; I wasn’t even aware we needed one, until now. 5/6

ON THE SOAP BOX

look out for us on the streets of MANCHESTER tomorrow filming for HOPE

MUSICREVIEWUNSIGNED

check the link for a great review of , KIDS CARRY GUNS http://musicreviewunsigned.com/2013/01/09/the-moods-kids-carry-guns/

New Music video for I HOPE

first bit of filming in the can. got a few cold and windy days to film through over the next few weeks and then we will be asking you good selves to come and join us for a final shoot in PICCADILLY GARDENS MANCHESTER.. HOPE to see lots of you there PEACE the moods