THE MOSS POLES
The Moss Poles have never stopped delivering top-drawer guitar-based songs over the last 25 years, and by top-drawer read brilliant.
The music ranges from Jesus and Mary Chain meets the Beatles to more wistful, touching tunes that bring a tear to your eye.
The constant focus over the years has always been on the quality of the songs with a truthful, often ragged edge, but always meant.
Never doubt there's a Moss Poles song for almost everyone.
Explore the site and check out all of their music.
Behind the Music
The Moss Poles formed in the late 80's and were essentially a three-piece band with Nick Potter and Sean Bergin as the core with a variety of drummers (and drum machines) over the years.
They met and formed in London and were quickly spotted by MCA records who then passed the group on to work with Idea Records as the development label for Warner-Chappell. Jeff Chegwin was the publisher with Harry Barter as the Manager and Andrew Fryer the Producer of the band's various releases. The band then moved over to Mayking Records.
The first single - One Summer - and first album - Shorn - created huge interest and led to a second single - Underground - and a third single and second album that were never released (Mayking went bust).
After constant gigs and a national tour the band in its original format fell away.
The new album 'You're No Good' includes tracks from the previously unreleased 2nd album along with a number of newer tracks recorded over the last few years and is in response to renewed interest in a band that never really fulfilled its true potential, but has never been forgotten either.
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on.
BROKE ON A WHEEL
More, more, more
Another single - geez, they keep coming!
New single - new album coming
Taken from the last three albums, Maw shows the band at their varied best - how can you say no!?
2019 album showing what the Poles can do - a song for everyone!
I CAN'T LET YOU GO
Personal favourite - I Can't Let You Go.
YOU'RE NO GOOD
First full album for some time - absolute stonker.
A previously unreleased album dating back a few years so sorry for the quality, but hopefully the songs shine through.
Where it all started - the NME album of the year and so much potential blown away.
It is what it says - Moss Poles and friends over the years.
Bits and pieces for the sake of completeness sake
LIFE IN THE 20TH CENTURY
Really old songs taken from home recordings, studio sessions and others. For the true fan!
LIFE IN THE 20TH CENTURY - PART 2
More from the vaults.
Top 14 single at a time when summer was all we had.
2nd single that was never the preferred option, but great version anyway.
Never released - record company went bust. Bit of a hurdle that one.
CHERRY RED COMPILATION - C88
Check out the competition!!
CHERRY RED COMPILATION - C89
Not forgotten it would seem - thanks CR!
IDEA COMPENDIUM 1988
The Poles and all their stable mates - Marble Arch studios and Andrew Fryer.
NO CURE FOR MY BROKEN HEART
A few lazy covers just for laughs. Apologies......