Moonlandingz + Hank Haint and the Cruickshanks – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds – 26/8/15

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A fun night with Moonlandingz – the UK’s best imaginary band who played an entertaining, if rather short set

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First up were Hank Haint and the Cruickshanks, last seen supporting the wonderful Meatbodies. There were a few technical hitches tonight but thankfully, Moonlandingz drummer stepped in and saved the day by re-routing them through the main bands amp. Rock solid riffs all the way – Great stuff!

Now if you were putting together an imaginary band….who would you have in it………..? Frank Zappa, E from the Eels……

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…2 drummers, one from the Stranglers and one from Status Quo (but let one of them play keyboards)…..

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….Nick Drake…no, Nick Drakes sister Gabrielle and the guy from the 118 adverts….

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What a beautiful noise they’d make……

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Tonights imaginary band were first mentioned in a ‘Eccentronic Research Council’ song who feature the coolest woman in showbiz – Maxine Peake. Read about them here. I first heard them earlier this week on Marc Rileys 6Music show (where else) and thought ‘I’ve got to see these!’ 60’s acid tinged synth + guitar with driving drums and bass – reminded me of another moon – Moon Duo. I just wish they had played a longer set as what they did play, was awesome. Lias Saoudi is a fantastic front man – Fat White Family are now firmly on the ‘must see’ list….

It was all over by 10.15 so Sledge and I were in Wharfe Chambers by 10.30 for a quiet end to a lovely evening. If you’re going to see them, my advice would be………don’t be late!

Bob the Chiropodist

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