Probably the most highly anticipated ‘underground’ band to breakthrough after constant coverage over the past year or so, hence the photo that has been used for the band since their beginning in 1888 (check their Facebook). The Liverpool quartet glistens, with polished guitar hooks that transmute from the behemoth Indie Rock prowess of Editors, to Indie Pop magic found in bands such as The Maccabees. After the bands excellent debut, Singapore, (still available as a free download for 8 of the 11 original tracks via their bandcamp page), Moats press coverage reached a new high when, It’s All Indie, declared Moats as their one to lead people to something that someone will somehow find insanely marketable, just as Arctic Monkeys received from the NME.
Just as the current kings of Indie Rock hadn’t rushed their style to suit a major label, neither have Moats, as astonishingly, the band still remain unsigned to this day. Some might say that the lack of interest from labels show a band that they haven’t reached their true potential yet, or at least a sell-able mark. Moats have had almost the complete opposite problem as they’re a ready made band, bursting to the brim with impressive Indie tracks, boasting future anthems such as Toothache, Skin and their most recent, grimy track Snakepit.
Recently scoring a slot at Austin City Limits thanks to an NME competition, the Liverpool band look set to finally receive the recognition that they have been long overdue. Be ready to leap out of your seat when you find that they’re touring in a city near you in the prominent future.
- What can I expect?
Indie Rock crashing together with a flood of genres ranging from Psych-Rock to more contemporary Pop rhythms.
- When will they release new stuff?
Expect the announcement of new music soon, but stay put with all their free stuff for the moment.
- Where can I find their music?
Their bandcamp, absolutely everything is there. It’s all free, but a few £’s or $’s won’t hurt your wallet.
- Will I like them?
For fans of: The Maccabees, The Editors, Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala.
For all the bands free stuff: