Artist Alert: Al Moses

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Can you tell us who you are, where your from, and a little bit about the music you make?

We are Al Moses. We’re a four piece rock n roll band from South Wales. We play a raw and raucous brand of punk/indie rock, mainly inspired by bands such as The Libertines and Manic Street Preachers.

Why did you decide to start making music?  

Jack writes the songs for the band, and he’s been writing since a young age. Everyone loves the idea of being in a band but we always felt we had the vision to do it more imaginatively than most lads with guitars, so we’ve just given it a right go.

Who are your biggest influences?

We take big inspiration from bands from the late 80’s. We draw on the gravitas of the Manics music, partnered with the haziness of The Jesus and Mary Chain. Jack is a great lover of Nick Drake’s writing, and a lot of our melodies are of a similar complexion.

What has been your biggest highlight of this year as an Artist?

We’ve sold out 3 headline shows in Cardiff, with each one being bigger than the one before. The last one we did was a 300 capacity sell out, and it was an insane night. That along with getting out debut single ‘I Want More’ on the Radio would have to our favourite moments.

What do you think of your local music scene at the moment?

It’s alright ye. South Wales is full of bands, some of which are exceptional. We do think we are a very unique breed of band though, there’s not really anyone else in Wales who’s grown from being completely useless to what we are now.

Have you got any exciting plans you can tell us about going on in 2019?

Ye we are gonna be playing in a lot of more different cities around the UK, plus probably releasing 2 new songs. They are both fuckin awesome.


Best cure for a hangover?

Bottle of Oasis and full fat coke (courtesy of Mrs C’s recommendation)

What new bands are you listening to at the moment?

The Blinders, Sunflower Bean, Telgate

Dream gig?

Supporting Manics at Cardiff Castle, never gonna happen

Describe your sound in three words?

Angsty, Hearty, Anthemic