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Friday, 31st Jan 2014
Speaking to Bradley Wiggins shortly after his history-making wins at the 2012 Tour de France and the London Olympics, we asked the cycling champion whether there had been a soundtrack behind his incredible summer of successes. A preview of The Moons second album Fables of History had been brought along to the Tour by Team Sky photographer Scott Mitchell, who had recently worked with the band. Bradley recalls travelling back to the team hotel and listening the album, saying: "songs like English Summer and Jennifer became a bit of a soundtrack for the third week of the Tour for us, as well as the Olympics".
We caught up with Andy Crofts, vocalist and guitarist with The Moons to talk music, influences and what's up next for the band.
How did The Moons get together as a group?
The Moons originally started as a solo project. I'd worked on many demos, so I decided to go into a studio and record a collection of the best songs I had at the time. I soon got lots of good feedback and decided to get a band together from there. The spirit of The Moons as a band is very free: we have musicians and friends who have been involved over different periods of time and we like that way of doing things. I write all of the songs, so I keep a lunar thread through it all.
Monday, 25th Nov 2013
The newly reopened Tate Britain has teamed up with Warp Records for a free evening of performances and installations, inspired by former Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller. Focusing on the artist's 'History of the World' piece, which shows a diagram of Acid House's relationship with brass bands, the evening will feature live performances by Jeremy Deller's Acid Brass collective and Warp Records' patten.
Jeremy Deller, The History of the World, 1998. © Jeremy Deller
Installations on the night will include work by Warp artists Hudson Mohawke, Oneohtrix and Rustie. The Warp x Tate evening will take place on Friday 6th December, and forms part of a series of bi-monthly 'Late at Tate' events, featuring music, film, fashion and live performances.
Thursday, 14th Nov 2013
London's CHELSEA Space Gallery has just opened a new exhibition dedicated to the American letterpress art of Hatch Show Print, based in Nashville, Tennessee. Established in 1879, well before TV advertising and the internet, Hatch Show Print used their bold letterpress designs to promote Country, Americana, Blues and Jazz musicians. Their bright and colourful artworks have featured the likes of Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Hank Williams.
Though best known for their work with musicians, Hatch Show Print originally began by making posters for religious meetings, local businesses and political rallies. Nashville Calling features archive artefacts, photographs, film and many of the signature poster designs created by the company from the 1920s to the present day. The exhibition explores Hatch's unique history and positioning as an information network, universally respected art and design agency and cultural icon.
Nashville Calling will run until 14th December 2013, and will be accompanied by a series of talks, lectures and music events to celebrate Hatch Show Print and its history. As with each exhibition at the CHELSEA Space gallery, a new illustrated publication will accompany the show.