Here’s a band I’ve been listening to all day today, Matt Norris & The Moon. They’re a five-piece folk outfit who supported Chasing Owls at their EP launch a couple of weeks ago, and they’re pretty darn good.
Their sound is influenced by the current folk revival, underpinned by lovely harmonies and energised guitar melodies. Their songs are infused – no, drenched in – optimistically driven lyrics and snowflake-chic backing vocals, giving each track a fantastic timeless quality; it’s not anchored to the folk-lite “Mumford thing” or tethered through opposition of nu-folk to the mast of Laura Marling. Either way, that’s enough words because I’ve just this minute worked out how to embed SoundCloud players (I kind of thought I wasn’t allowed to put other people’s ones in. If I was right the first time and I’ve just breached copyright, then please tell me) in the blog.
From now on, I’ll try and let the music speak for itself a little more.