Sunday, 30 September 2012

Fables of History - The Moons

One of the biggest bands in the current Mod community are The Moons. They're a project started by Andy Crofts, who is better known as the Modfather's keyboard player. But let me tell you, this guy can do way more than keyboards.

Before I bought the album, I only had the single that was released from it to go on, Double Vision Love.

I think you'll agree that it's a pretty good tune. It makes you want to move a bit, and that's never a bad thing. Anyhoo, they release their album, Fables of History last Monday and I haven't stopped listening to it since. If you haven't heard The Moons before then your first introduction is Be Not Me, the albums opening track. Right from the off it gets you tapping your feet, and has just enough of a 60s influence I think.

My personal favourite from the album is Jennifer Sits Alone. Its a bit different to the others in the album, as its slower. I also find it to be quite a relatable song, buts that's probably because of good ol' teenage angst.

"Jennifer wants to live on Jupiter, biggest in the universe, and far away from earth."

They released the video only yesterday, so here it is....

The rest of the album is just as superb, My other favourites being Can You See Me? And Something Soon. The latter is the sort of song that makes you want to get up and do things if you get me. That's why I like The Moons, they can write songs for a variety of moods but still have their own unique sound.

So that's me little album review, basically I thoroughly recommend it. I'm lucky enough to be seeing The Moons as well as Parlour Flames on the 30th November, so I'll do a live review as well.

Keep The Faith

Saturday, 29 September 2012

We Are The Mods.

Hey I'm Lucy. I mainly set up this blog for selfish reasons (OBSESSED with the Mod scene), but also because there is definitely a resurgence of young Mods like myself recently. There are loads of amazing new bands, new brands and events going on, so I thought I'd document them here, as well as my own discoveries in the Mod world.

I have always loved dressing smartly, but recently decided that my hair needed a dramatic change. How dramatic I hear you ask? Well, see for yourself...

I went from this untameable and quite frankly, unsophisticated 'do

Ewwww. Just eww.

To this....

But now I have cold ears.

The main reason I got my hair done as because of my newly found love for all things Mod. I wanted something completely different and began searching for inspiration from 60s models and designers such as Twiggy and Mary Quant. The thing I love about both these women is that their hair is so simple, yet so striking and instantly recognisable as 60s. If you're a Modette, you gotta have a 60s do.

Plus it's easier to wear scooter helmets.

I finally settled on something inspired by Vidal Sassoon's Five point cut, which is modelled here on Mary Quant.

I love this cut. I manage to keep my fringe as well as being striking. I took this picture into the hairdressers and asked her to give me this. Not only did she call me brave for choosing this cut, but she also referred to me as 'one of the funny ones'. That's what you get in today's society for trying to be a little different. But I love the finished result. It shocked everyone, and have had loads of compliments about it. Unfortunately, I have also been laughed, called a bloke, and (perhaps the most hurtful) have been likened to Ann Robinson. You can't let these remarks get to you, and even if they did there's not much I could about it. I personally love it and in the immortal words of Jimmy from Quadrophenia:

"I don't wanna be like everybody else, that's why I'm a Mod."

Feel free to comment and ask questions, be back soon.

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