Moonlandingz have had quite extensive coverage recently, mainly focussed around the scuzzier end of their stage antics. A band created to perform the role of a fictional band on someone else’s concept album – I found the original concept resistible enough not to pursue further. Likewise Fat White Family who provide some of the beef, or Slow Club who provide some of the more decorous elements. On reflection a psychotic(demonic?) glam rock band from the wrong side of Sheffield has to have something going for it? Some serious patronage too (Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and others). And now we have an actual album (Top 10 definitely), and an actual sold-out tour, even on Sunday. Leading to less than 60 minutes or so of over refreshed mayhem. Oh and a fistful of glorious songs. An unholy mixture of Glitter Band, The Cramps, Baby Bird, early Human League and Uncle Lou Reed and all. Some bloke called Adrian appears to be the evil genius behind it all(aren’t they always) – who knows what dark secret the shades and beany are hiding? Go and see them (if you can get a ticket) if you want some raucous fun and don’t mind being seriously jostled.
PS Support band Goat Girl are worth another look too.
Lively, over refreshed, over-excited. Big Jeff was one of the quieter ones.
It made me think..
2017 – quite a year!