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The Moods


The Moods

The Moods – The Rise and Fall of America – Explosive new single that everyone is talking about

The Moods once again display their innate social commentary skills in this defiant Hip-Hop anthem. An intelligent spin on the words of the American national anthem is driven home by powerful Hip-Hop beats and heavy synths. An earworm of a hook and a truly astounding Jazz-laden trumpet solo are the cherries on the cake. This is The Moods’ doing what they do best. Shining light on the ills of today whilst displaying a musicality that is rarely matched.

The Moods Biography

Mancunian 9-piece party band The Moods are borne out of a celebration of their home city’s musical heritage. But it’s not what you think; Whilst the majority of Mancunian bands are jangly, guitar-based indie bands, The Moods definitely are not. Instead they celebrate the city’s rich heritage in dance music. For a city who brought House music to the UK, this is surprisingly something of a rarity.

Inspired by nights out raving to DJs who played old-school House, Drum & Bass, Dubstep and Jungle they noticed a distinct lack of bands who delved into these genres. This led to a collection of unlikely accomplices to join forces. Classically trained musicians, council estate rappers and bedroom producers all aligned to bring these typically DJ dominated genres to the live stage. 

On paper this should never work. Two live drummers, a violinist and a trumpet player join bass and synths to produce an unusual line up of musicians. Throw a poet, a singer and a rapper into the equation and the result is as enthralling as it is unorthodox. The Moods live shows have built something of a reputation for being one of the most energetic on the circuit and once you see them live, you will understand how easy it is to get swept away in the raucous atmosphere that they create.

The Moods – The Rise and Fall of America

The Moods – Strong

The Moods – P.O.P (Profit Over People)

The Moods – Joy

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