Sunday, December 9, 2012

Introducing: Matt Norris & The Moon

Today's weekend introduction is Edinburgh-based folk rock band Matt Norris & The Moon.  The band's origins date back to 2009, when Matt Norris and Tom MacColl met while attending university in Edinburgh.  The group was completed with the addition of Dave Law, Helen Cookson and Dale Birrell.  Their style includes multi-part harmonies and a full arrangements featuring guitars, fiddle, drums, flute, accordion, stand up bass, keys, and trumpets.  Listening to this band is improving my rainy Sunday by a considerable measure.

"Roots Below" is the lead track on their This Kingdom EP, which was released earlier this year on 17 Seconds Records.

This video for EP track "Shadow From the Sun" includes clips from Edinburgh's Hogamanay celebration.

Here is a stream of the entire EP, which is available at the Bandcamp link.

Twitter ( @mattnandthemoon )

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