Free Music Friday! The June Brides - "A January Moon"

The June Brides crammed a lot into their short first life: NME cover stars, invited by Morrissey to tour with The Smiths, leaving a beloved album and clutch of singles when they bowed out in 1986. Their influence has since been acknowledged and songs covered by acolytes including the Manic Street Preachers.

STREAM: "A January Moon" -

"A January Moon" is the silver lining and a classic example of Phil Wilson's way with a melody whereas "Cloud," a previously unreleased Granite Shore song, shows the darker shadow cast upon this moon. Taken together, they show that Phil and The June Brides are still a very potent pop force, and that age has only deepened their talents.