profile image

The Moon

CHARLES LATHAM  – AMERICAN TRADITIONAL

http://ift.tt/2q1geyY A great opening track from a great LP. Check it out on the The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

BILLY BRAGG –  WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?

illustration

A 2011 rewrite from Mr Bragg As mentioned in A Guide to the 2017 General Election on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

STATE BROADCASTERS – BRACED AGAINST THE COLD

illustration

One of many gorgeous moments on a great LP. Check it out on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

BRAVECAPTAIN – I PLEDGE RESISTANCE TO THE FLAG

illustration

A Bravecaptian track from 2003 from Mr Carr , but one that is as relevant as ever: “you never vote the way I vote and every time, every time it’s the same old people with the same old lies”. It is from a cracking EP that is still downloadable here Check out A Best of …

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

MARTIN CARR – GOLD LIFT

illustration

A new Song from Mr Carr that says it all. It is also most reminiscent of Bravcaptain, his initial post-Boo Radley incarnation. A Best of Brave Captain on The Moon is now playable directly on The Moon on any old device via the rather wizzy Playmoss

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Hurray For the Riff Raff: Rican Beach

illustration

Great video of one of many great tracks on the album on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Trimdon Grange Explosion – Christians’ Silver Hell

illustration

At their most Teenage Fanclub like. Check out the album on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Moon Film Reviews: Loving, Gold and Hidden Figures

illustration

Your Cultural Correspondent (Film & Theatre) went to see 'Loving' with a dear friend. At the end of the film, as we departed the cinema, said dear friend commented, 'it was a bit slow'. To which Your Cultural Correspondent (Film & Theatre) replied, 'you're being very kind – it was very slow'. And dear readers, …

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Churchillian Ken #TheresaTheAppeaser and Quisling Farage

illustration

Like Churchill in the 1930s, Ken Clark now stands virtually alone in a party dominated by appeasers and is regarded as a veteran nearing the end of his political career.  Both are/were  not infallible with both enjoying success and failure in long political careers. They also became or have become wiser and more moderate with …

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Lana Del Rey – Elvis

illustration

As featured on Sparkle Jump Rope Queen and No Kung Fu now exclusive to The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Aidan John Moffat – I’m A Rover

illustration

http://ift.tt/2iOTauZ One for Hogmanay and from The Moon album of the year. Check it out on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Beyond The Wizards Sleeve – Door To Tomorrow

illustration

A top slice of electronic psychedelia. Find more on A Best of 2016 on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Teenage Fanclub Some People Try (To Fuck With You)

illustration

A cracking B-Side. Sadly not on A best of Teenage Fanclub on Spotify on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

illustration

Your Cultural Correspondent (Film & Theatre) must without delay issue an immediate applauso to Mr David Oyelow for his magnificent performance in 'A United Kingdom'. Applause is also due to those players who took the part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials and their spouses (including Mrs Oyelow). Read more »

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Honeyblood – Ready for the Magic

illustration

A vision of a near future. Check out the album on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

El Michels Affair feat The Shacks – No Surprise

illustration

No Surprise indeed, as mentioned on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Moon Film Review: Queen of Katwe

illustration

Your Cultural Correspondent (Film & Theatre) fears that 'Queen of Katwe' will not do as well at the Box Office as it should. That is a great shame because it is a film that should be seen by many, many people. Read more »

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

ALEX REX – SONG FOR DORA

A brilliant slice of Copianesque derangement . Check out the LP on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

CleP means Brexshit: The 2017 General Election Guide from The Moon

illustration

Image courtesy of Martin Carr from his new single – a song that says it all. The guide to voting in the 2017 General Election from The Moon is just the same as the one for 2015. For more detail check it out. You need to register to vote by 22 May and you don't …

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Moon Film Reviews: Their Finest, The Zoo Keeper’s Wife and Rules Don’t Apply

illustration

Your Cultural Correspondent (Film) thinks that 'Their Finest' is one of the finest films they've seen this year, boom, boom. It boasts a collection of our finest actors (boom, boom) acting at their finest (boom…ok that's done). The story is superb, the script is superb and we must make a special mention of Miss Arterton's …

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

HANNAH LOU CLARK – IT’S YOUR LOVE

illustration

Ms Clark at her most Poptastic. Check out a top playlist on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

A New Moon, Goodbye Simple and Hello Soho

illustration

Thankfully, the kitten is optional.  Don't adjust your set as you have landed on The Moon, as Google have finally released some new funkay responsive themes. For years the only responsive option was the Dynamic theme, but it is a bit of a workaround as all it does is present posts using the blog feed, …

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Moon Film Review: The Viceroy’s House

illustration

Your Cultural Correspondent (Film – theatre's fallen off) thinks that apart from a) the shocking and appalling miscasting of Hugh Bonneville, b) the shocking and jarring 'Princess Lilibet', and c) the shocking and ludicrous ending to the below stairs love story, 'Viceroy's House' is a very enjoyable and interesting film. Read more »

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Open Water

illustration

A floor filla for your local psych-rock disco. Check out the album on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

All Your Life Live

illustration

As featured on Damon Albarn Live on The Moon  It is great version of a Beetlebum B-side, check out the original on Blur 20 Moonmix

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Moon Film Reviews: Hacksaw Ridge & Denial

illustration

Your Cultural Correspondent (Film & Theatre) thinks that although the 'gore' was in parts to ridiculous as to be almost comical, 'Hacksaw Ridge' is a sensational and important film. They would, in fact, go so far as to say that it is faultless.    Read more »

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Moon Film Reviews: Silence and A Monster Calls

illustration

Mr Garfield with the offending facial and cranial hair.  Your Cultural Correspondent (Film & Theatre) thinks that some people may say that a state of silence is the best thing to adopt when asked their views about 'Silence'. Although not once boring, it was strangely unmoving, except towards the end when the voice overs almost …

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Will Varley – To Build A Wall

illustration

A song of the year and for the year. From the one album on Groove but not on Spotify etc and so not featured on A Best of 2016 on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Peaness – I’m Not Your Problem

illustration

http://ift.tt/2h0OqkT A cracking slice of TOP TOP featured on A Best of 2016 on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Teenage Fanclub – Kylie’s Got A Crush On Us

illustration

The original soundcheck recording. Sadly not on A best of Teenage Fanclub on Spotify on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Fight the Algoritham and Make Facebook a Bit Less Rubbish

illustration

The offending Water Vole.  The image above of a water vole recently entered my “news” feed on Facebook. It is very cute and it is a great image which made me smile. However, I did not engage with it and despite this, it was at the top of my news feed for days which was annoying …

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Honeyblood and Hooton Tennis Club on The Moon

illustration

This week we have two new albums from Brexity Blighty bands, proving that we can still produce some great rock n' roll despite having a deplorable rate higher than the good old US of A. Both bands are not new to The Moon as they a have featured on previous Moon best ofs, and they …

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Communist Daughter  – Roll A Stone

illustration

A Great American video from a Great American band. Check out the album on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan – Ever Fallen in Love

illustration

From Take It, It’s Yours as mentioned on Springtime Carnivore on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Alex Rex and Charles Latham on The Moon

illustration

The Moon presents two more recently discovered artists brought to my attention by the excellent Folk Radio UK blog, and both can also be streamed directly from The Moon on any old devices thanks to the wonder of Bandcamp.Read more »

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

ANGHARAD DRAKE – MAJESTY

illustration

A highlight from her 2015 mini LP . Check out her debut full length LP on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

State Broadcasters and Angharad Drake on The Moon

illustration

The Moon presents another double whammy of releases brought to you by the wonder of Bandcamp. Both artists were recently brought to my attention by the excellent FRUK blog. First up is a newish new album from State Broadcasters who hail form Glasgow in The Land of Enlightenment to the north of The North. It …

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Hannah Lou Clark on The moon and the Disappearing Streaming Tracks

illustration

Ms Clark is from Hampshire, Leaverland, EU (for now) and had a previous incarnation as the lead singer in Foe, who released an album back in 2011. Since November 2014, she has since released 3 EPs since November and has been  featured in Moomblogsfromsyb via both GIITTV and VPME. Read more »

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Dear Reader – Then Not Now

illustration

A top track from a top LP on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Dear Reader and Hurray for the Riff Raff on The Moon

illustration

There has been a number of recent new releases from some talented and established female singer-songwriters, including fine new albums from Laura Marling and Valerie June, both previous offenders on The Moon, but I have been most taken by two artists new to the The Moon. Read more »

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Trimdon Grange Explosion on The Moon and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Return to The Moon

illustration

The Moon presents a double whammy of improvised psych-folk from Brexshity Blighty and some microtonality tuned Aussie psych-rock. Both are streamable from any old device via the wonder of Bandcamp. Read more »

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Blur 20 Moonmix

illustration

It is now just over 20 years since Blur released their 5th LP and 1997 now feels like more than just last century, but from another universe entirely. For many, it was a time of hope and a time to look forward to the new millennium, but the year or so before had not been …

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Moon Film Reviews: La La Land, Lion and Jackie and #ABitofTelly: The Young Pope

illustration

Your Cultural Correspondent (Film & Theatre) thoroughly enjoyed 'La La Land'. The acting was top notch (especially the sublime Miss Stone and Mr Gosling), their singing was ropey although endearing, and the music and the dancing was lovely. Plus the film ended as it should have: showing us the price we sometimes have to pay …

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Goodbye 2016 and Welcome to 2017…

illustration

In Blighty and the US 2016 was the year of the deplorables or populists or the self-described anti-establishment. Except they are not really all that popular and definitely not anti-establishment. The reactionary wing of the establishment have power in the US, but they will hopefully be constrained by a strong system of checks and balances. …

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Baby Queens – Red light

illustration

A brilliant slice of Super Furry produced TOP POP soul from Wales. Featured on A Best of 2016 on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

A Best of 2016 on The Moon

illustration

2015 was not a great year politically, but 2016 has managed to Trump it by being simply deplorable. However, like 2015 and despite the loss of some great cultural icons, it has been another good year for culture, especially in film TV and Music. Below is a 107 track playlist of the albums and new …

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

A Best of Teenage Fanclub on Spotify on The Moon

illustration

Earlier this year Teenage Fanclub released Here their 10th Album. It is another solid LP and their most stereotypically Teenage Fanclub-like album since Songs From Northern Britain. It is also one of their most consistent, but as their first in 6 years and with three songwriters it ought to be, though Norman Blake did write half …

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Hooton Tennis Club – Statue of the Greatest Woman I Know

illustration

One that is more Coxon than Gallagher. Check out the album on The Moon

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Moon Film Review: A Street Cat Named Bob

illustration

Your Cultural Correspondent (Film & Theatre) thinks that if a rainy day puts paid to the planned walk you had hoped to do with a friend visiting from The North you could pass the day in worse ways than seeing 'A street cat named Bob'. Read more »

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window
profile image

The Moon

Communist Daughter and The Shacks on The Moon

illustration

The good old USA has come up Trumps this week as thanks to The A.V. Club we have two bands new to The Moon. First Up is Communist Daughter from Saint Paul, Minnesota who are named after a song by Neutral Milk Hotel. The A.V. Club describe their sound as "Like a more expansive Grandaddy, only fused to the …

Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on PinterestComment on FacebookOpen link in new window