The Moon Kids is the psychedelic pop quartet of David Barr (Lead vocals / Guitar), Taylor Wright (Backing Vocals / Bass), Rory Buchanan (Drums / Percussion) and Magnus Collie (Guitar) from Fife in Scotland.
The Moon Kids
Giving psychedelic rock an upper leads directly to The Moon Kids who bring in a zesty fillip to a genre which can, in its most esoteric moments, become an unfathomable conundrum, not so with these guys from Scotland.
It would be possible to fill in paragraphs about how it sounds like this and that, but to do so would be to miss the point, what The Moon Kids have done is to bring in a wide range of influences to produce music which has a lightness of touch, whilst simultaneously composing material of originality.
The trippy infectious tunes sweep the listener in to a good space as they take the audience of a flight of fancy which retains an easy pivot point of acoustic and electric guitars around which the percussion / bass swirls in carefree abandonment and a lyric, which is slightly echoed, adds to the sense of a magical mystery tour.
Not to play if you are attempting to write a thesis on Greek Mythology, but for any other time of the day when you just need a pick-me up – The Moon Kids – should be close to hand.
Just over a year behind them and an LP set for release, their second year is looking set fair for the quartet.
Priory Jones And The Mission – Keep Your Mouth Shut Tim
I ask for a moment of your time with this one – as it is a circular composition. After my review and subsequent thread of personal conversation I found that there was a band who took the time to respond to my thoughts in song.
It somehow seems churlish not to post the thoughts of Priory Jones And The Mission with their response to my comments.
A song of value, with a diatribe sharply focused within an ever narrowing funnel as the instrumental swirls around like the flow of water into a bath plug. The eviscerating vocal distils from the ethers of the eddies of the whirlpool, ever drawing the ears inwards until the conclusion, which, discards the extraneous external postulations.
Priory Jones And The Mission demonstrate their ability to create commentary, in a track which is far from their home territory and I look forward to when they head back to the home-straight, as ‘Tim’ demonstrates these are song-writers able to deliver pin-point relevant compositions.
A quartet of musicians with much to offer to the world of music and long may they continue to paint the images which they see.
My advice – Keep with Priory Jones And The Mission, regardless of their antagonism towards this website and this editor.
I will now do as suggested – ‘Keep Your Mouth Shut Tim’.