Moons return from Beady Eye support for Roadmender show

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IT’S been a busy 2011 for The Moons, who return to the Roadmender on Saturday night.

This year the Northampton band finished recording and mixing their second album – the follow up to last year’s Life On Earth.

The record is due out next year and The Moons recently released a video for Double Vision Love, which will be on the record and finished a stint supporting Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye in Europe.

“It’s been a great few months”, explains singer, songwriter and guitarist Andy Crofts.

“Supporting Beady Eye was one of the best things we have done

“I knew Liam and Gem a bit but it was great to support them and show The Moons off.

“Liam was watching from the side of the stage most nights and really enjoyed what we’re doing.

“We went down well with the fans there as well – all in all it was a great experience.”

The Moons joined Gallagher’s band for about half a dozen shows.

Crofts is joined in The Moons by drummer Ben Gordelier, guitarist James Edward Bagshaw, bassist Thomas Warmsley and keyboard player Tom Van Heel.

The Moons initially mixed their second album themselves, before Paul Weller put them in touch with Stan Kybert.

Kybert previously worked with Oasis on their 2000 album Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants.

Crofts said: “We where happy with the mix but wanted it to be better and Weller put us in touch with Stan.

“We’d have liked it to be out by now but there’s no point releasing an album at this time of year.

“By the time it’s out it’s ‘last year’s record’ so we hope to get it out at the end of February.”

The Moon’s Christmas show is at the Roadmender in Northampton on Saturday, December 10.

Support is by Civilians and An Army Of Lights

Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets cost £5.

For more information visit www.themoons.co.uk.