Over The Hedge Music is a specialist boutique record label and music publishing company currently specifically representing, promoting and publishing the songs of Alex Moran.
Alex Moran was born in London in 1984. Throughout his childhood and teen years he and his family moved around frequently from Warwickshire, to Brisbane to Adelaide, Australia. Alex studied English Literature at the University of Adelaide, were he started singing, writing and learning guitar. He decided to return to UK and Edinburgh in 2006.
Moran first began as a solo artist; intent to learn and develop his craft of songwriting. He initially performed at open mics and small venues then moved onto larger shows at Barrowlands 2 in Glasgow and The Jam House in Edinburgh. However, Alex began to feel a number of his songs would benefit from accompaniment so The Seven Deadly Sins started to emerge.
Although a number of high profile shows soon followed; Glasgow’s Barfly and Edinburgh’s Cabaret Voltaire, The Seven Deadly Sins didn’t start to truly find their feet as a band until 2010, when the initial line up of Kevin Turner, Euan Fullarton & Callum Norris gave the band a real sense of stability. This helped Moran’s writing, depth and confidence, seen in the development in his work from ‘Work Me Like a Dog’ to ‘21st Century Man’ to ‘I Hate The Smell of a Rat’ to ‘Dandelion Tea’.
The Seven Deadly Sins have recorded in London and at Ca Va Sound in Glasgow, where their debut EP ‘Misery Lake’ was recorded, mixed and mastered. The group have played a number of acclaimed venues in Edinburgh and Glasgow from King Tuts Wah Wah to Liquid Room having supported a number of national and international touring acts.
Alex Moran is at a very exciting point in his career and we are very pleased and proud to be able to publish his excellent songs.
We hope you enjoy his songs and work.
"With the arrival of Edinburgh-based band The Seven Deadly Sins, indie just found its dirty side. From the Cobain-inspired rhythmic moans serving to structure “An Accident Waiting to Happen,” to the mean-spirited guitar opening of “Work Me Like a Dog,” Alex Moran has created a sound fusing early 90s grunge with the peppy indie of contemporary times: think Bloc Party meets Nirvana” Electric Harmony, Bristol
"Inspired in part by the shimmer of Teenage Fanclub and the heaviness of Nirvana. This blend seems to have won them a few admirers, mohawk-haired Scottish music impresario Jim Gellatly among them. Now is a good chance as any to seize the day and say 'I was there' before their popular reference points elevate them to a bigger festival stage than the Tall Ships festival." Edinburgh Evening News
"Very much contemporary, have an eye to reviving some of the best alternative sounds from previous decades. On discovering the band I was immediately impressed with "French Bullet Blues" which reminded me of Teenage Fanclub and The Pixies. “An Accident Waiting to Happen" also has a great feel to it too, infectious and almost creepy, with a massive chorus." Brighton based Publicist/Manager
Anyway, for people who enjoy artists such as Dinosaur Jr, Lemonheads, a wee bit Elliot Smith, Blind Melon and Teenage Fanclub then we guarantee you will like listening to at least ONE if not ALL of their songs." Feed the Fish Music Blog
“’Misery Lake’ - how could a track firmly embossed in the bottom string not entice, well this is the heart and soul of the release. This is a challenging track and a dichotomy for the ears as it takes a completely different direction as the music lays back in tempo and the vocal is given the canvass in which to play. Let it develop and you will find The Seven Deadly Sins in superb form, sometimes the best does lie in the final moments, patience will be rewarded.” Indie Bands Blog
“Even though I’m more than comfortable sharing these guys with all you wonderful readers, SDS almost feels like the kind of band I resist from sharing with others… For the only reason so that I can seem super cool when I drop their name or recommend them to someone else. Its like the Smiths seductively found a way to get into Teenage Fanclub’s pants which spawned this delightfully sin-laden fruit of adultery known to us today as the Seven Deadly Sins. Just try going from their tracks ‘Yesterday’ to ‘I Hate the Smell of a Rat’ and tell me you can’t picture the same loud and lively yet laid-back love child.” Independent Music News
“Their new EP 'Misery Lake' starts and ends with rocky, rollin' shagging numbers that remind me of (eeek!) The Gun Club, one of my favourite bands of all time! Now, The rather fantastic 'An accident waiting to happen (Awoo woo woo)' could fit easily on 'Miami' with its confident vocals, start/stop guitar drum crashes and leading bass. A+ for studying your album history lads.” Beard Rock
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