AN indigenous foursome rocked up out of a mass movement in Liverpool back in 2013, shooting to new-found fame with tracks such as 'Show' and 'Snakepit', you may have heard of them - Moats.

Originating from multi-various places in the UK, the four lads have bags upon bags of talent waiting to burst, reminding of an early Vaccines.

After a few years hard graft, taking to the likes of Texas to perform at Austin City Limits festival (ACL), Moats announced they were to embark on an exclusive six-date tour around some of the UK's biggest cities to coincide with a brand new EP, 'Rough' - just one more to add to the other eight they have up for grabs upon their Bandcamp.

A little taster came in the shape of track, 'Hungry' - a jumped up drone of sulky guitars and rusty echoes. Dishing out a the numbing vocality, frontman Matthew Duncan provides a comatosed state of mind, fully gorging listeners into a world of soul-searching emptiness. The rich instrumental it possesses rips through any sentimentality, with commercially apt beats from Nathan Price matched with the raw decadence of harrowing chord sequences. Sown together by heavenly ripples of bass, 'Hungry' proves just how attractive a gloomy tonality has become.

Be sure to get down to one of the six dates Moats have on their upcoming tour, support comes from Manual favourites, FLESH - what more could you ask for. 

Words by Lauren Jones


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