Guest Playlist :: ArdentJohn

ArdentJohn PlaylistScottish indie-folk five-piece ArdentJohn are firm favourites here at Moon & Back – just press play on their song Where All Paths Lead on the right to see why. We explore the curious playlist that’s (musically) keeping them up and night and helping to hone their own unique blend of sound.

Richard Hawley – Remorse Code
Elbow – Scattered Black and Whites
TV On The Radio – Family Tree
Devotchka – Dearly Departed
Bob Dylan – Let Me Die In My Footsteps
Beach House Used To Be
Camera Obscura – Away With Murder
Sigur Ros – Gong
Flaming Lips – Waitin’ for a Superman
Sufjan Stevens – Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois


Many thanks to ArdentJohn for taking the time out to compile this playlist and giving us an insight into their sound. We highly recommend their debut On The Wire which can be purchased here

Guest Playlist :: Frank Turner

Not since last month has Frank Turner’s name graced the pages of Moon & Back Music, but now he’s back with more musical recommendations.

It’s already been established that Mr. Turner isn’t a fan of typical ‘chart music’. In our first interview he actually talked about having a fight with Fearne Cotton and that Reggie bloke from the radio, after listening to their chart show. In this playlist Frank has highlighted some of his favorite artists and tracks and there’s a good mix of styles here. Have his recommendations let us down before? Thought not.

Loudon Wainwright IIIMotel Blues
Tim Barry – On & On
Fairport Convention – Matty Groves
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
The Weakerthans – Tournament Of Hearts
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – There She Goes My Beautiful World
Bob Dylan – North Country Girl
Billy Bragg – Levi Stubbs’ Tears
The Hold Steady – Yeah Sapphire
Frightened Rabbit – Heads Roll Off


Thanks a lot to Frank for putting this together. Please go and give him your hard earned cash by buying an album from iTunes or maybe Amazon. How about a T-shirt? Hoodie? Hot pants? Get your other Frank Turner merchandise right here. Oh yeah, he’s touring the UK in March and you can find tickets for the appropriate venues here.

Guest Playlist : The Drums

To kick things off, The Drums share with us their mix-tape, whilst we share with you their new video. Enjoy

N.b.: Links are to YouTube videos, when available…

Camera ObscuraFrench Navy
The Young Friends – Makeout Point
Cats on FireThe Borders Of This Land
GlasvegasIt’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry
Champagne Riot – The Champagne Anthem

The Field Mice – That’s All This Is
Harvey Williams Don’t Shout at Me
My Favorite 17Berlin
BlueboySo Catch Him
The WakePale Spectre

And now, for our part of the deal…


Thanks to Jacob from The Drums for providing the first of many pretty awesomely kick ass playlists. You can check out our interview with The Drums from last week, or go ahead and just buy their album on the strength of our recommendation, here!