The Moons - 'Fables Of History'

Garage, soul and psych of a ’60s vintage for The Moons' second album

Recorded in Edwyn Collins’ studio, previewed in support slots with Beady Eye and on the Tour de France by Bradley Wiggins, the second album by The Moons – the solo project of Paul Weller organist Andy Crofts – is, as you might ascertain from all that information, rooted in garage, soul and psych of a ’60s vintage. Singles ‘Double Vision Love’ and ‘Jennifer (Sits Alone)’ are typical of the two distinct sides on offer in ‘Fables Of History’: the former a fuzz-riff-driven shuffle, the latter acoustic, whimsical Ray Davies dreamer-pop. The quality – of the harmonies, the instrumentation and most importantly the songs – is high, and remains so throughout.

Hamish MacBain
8 / 10

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