The Glorious Sound of Army of Moths, the band you should be listening to right now!
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The flitttering, the fluttering, they’re coming, they’re coming…

Three minute warning.

The guy you occasionally saw in the bar always seemed amiable enough. You know, funny. Could talk football and politics and tell a joke—someone you’d perhaps say “hello” to and have a beer with. But sometimes you thought there was a hint of something more. You got the feeling, he knew his own mind and knew his own worth and had plans he wasn’t going to share with you yet—if at all. He supposedly had a good voice. Thinking maybe karaoke, belting out a few Smiths tunes or “Karma Chameleon,” that kind of thing—good for parties, bar mitzvahs, and weddings. But what you didn’t understand was this guy could do more than sing, he hadn’t just any voice, he had the voice of a fucking rock god.


Two minute warning.

The Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai said his talents as an artist became better with age. He was struck by lightning at the age of fifty in 1810 and once said “Until the age of seventy, nothing that I drew was worthy of notice.”

It doesn’t necessarily follow that being young makes you good—age teaches you how best to use your talents, how to make better art. How to make great art.

...closer now…

One minute warning.

This is your invite to be in at the start of the career of a truly great band—to have something to tell the grandkids about in those far-off years. To be among that handful of people who were there at say, the Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall in 1976, or among those who elbowed their way through the crowd down some dank cellar steps to hear a band play at lunchtime in Liverpool.

...they’re here…

Army of Moths are a three-piece band consisting of David Sheridon, Debz Joy, and JP Coyle. Their talents spread across the map between Glasgow, Scotland, and Bristol, England and everywhere in between. The band formed in January 2018, after a brief run-out with an EP as the Polymorphic Love Orchestra late last year. All being over the age of thirty means just like Hokusai they have honed their talents over the years to produce better music, better art. This month, Army of Moths released their debut album, Sorry To Disturb You, which to be frank is one of the best debut records ever released by any band. While the music industry pumps out the same dull crap week in, week out, Army of Moths have stolen their jewels, taken top prize, dropped an A-bomb of brilliance on their on merits, on their own terms, with very little publicity, hardly any promotion, just their talents as collateral.

Sheridon, Joy and Coyle know their stuff.  Sorry To Disturb You a DIY, lo-fi classic that mixes pop, rock, ambient, and indie, with nods to Bowie, the Damned, Gong, the Stranglers, Adam and the Ants, Syd Barrett, and the Cardiacs. I’ve had it stuck on repeat play since I got it on Monday, and know many of you will be doing the very same soon.

In an exclusive interview with Dangerous Minds, David Sheridon fills you in on what you need to know about the band you should be listening to right now.
Read more about and listen the brilliant debut album from Army of Moths, after the jump…

Posted by Paul Gallagher
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