Formed in Glastonbury in their teens just over a decade ago and theoriginal stomping ground of several former members including Ted Dwane (Mumford & Sons bassist) and multi-instrumentalist Robb Skipper (The Holloways, Hares), female-fronted Moulettes have been my favourite musical find of 2013 since I saw them bring an overwhelming amount of west country talent to London's O2 Academy Islington back in May.
Currently a five-piece, still consisting of three of the original members, Hannah Miller (vocals, cello, guitar), Ruth Skipper (vocals, bassoon, autoharp) Ollie Austin (drums, guitar, glockenspiel, backing vocals) plus multi-instrumentalists Jim Mortimore (double bass,banjo, guitar, backing vocals) and Anisa Arslanagic (violin, glockenspiel, backing vocals) the band already have three EPs, ('Horses for Hearses', 'Sing Unto Me', and 'Uca’s Dance') and two albums (self-titled debut album, 'The Bear’s Revenge').
This summer has seen Moulettes gain a formidable reputation on the festival circuit and they are all set to start work on a third album tentatively titled 'Constellations' with a headline in November. Happily genre-undefined, their sound covers a breathtaking hybrid of indie-rock-pop-prog-classical-gypsy-jazz-blues. Impulsive, unpredictable, enchanting and spine-tingling striking, Moulettes take you on a gripping and remarkable journey that ends on such a high you'll need a ladder to get down from. There is no one like them on the current British music scene and this quirky edge makes them thoroughly
Catch them live:
30/08/13 FARSUND NORDSJOFESTIVALEN (NORTH SEA FESTIVAL)
06/09/13 COALVILLE, LEICS BOOZE FUSION ALTERNATIVE FOLK FESTIVAL THE VICTORIA, WHITWICK RD
07/09/13 ISLE OF WIGHT BESTIVALTIME: 5:45PM. SWAMP SHACK STAGE
08/09/13 ISLE OF WIGHT BESTIVALTIME: 4:15PM. REPLAY WITH ROB DA BANK STAGE
14/09/13 MARTOCK, SOMERSET FANNY’S SEPTEMBER PARTY
21/09/13 ULLAPOOL, ROSS-SHIRE LOOPALLU BROOMFIELD HOLIDAY CAMP, WEST LANE.
19/10/13 WHITBY MUSICPORT FESTIVAL
20/10/13 NR LEWES APPLEFESTTIME: ONSTAGE APPROX 3PM
15/11/13 CLITHEROE, LANCASHIRE THE GRANDTIME: 7:30PM. ADDRESS: 18 YORK STREET.
16/11/13 WAVENDON THE STABLESTIME: 7:30PM. ADDRESS: STOCKWELL LANE.
20/11/13 NEWBURY ARLINGTON ARTS CENTRETIME: 7:30PM. ADDRESS: MARY HARE.
21/11/13 OXFORD THE JERICHOTIME: 7:30PM. ADDRESS: 56 WALTON STREET.
22/11/13 SHEFFIELD THE GREYSTONESTIME: 7:30PM. ADDRESS: GREYSTONES RD.
23/11/13 DONCASTER THE LEOPARDTIME: 7:30PM. ADDRESS: 2 WEST ST.
24/11/13 MARNHULL, DORSET MARNHULL VILLAGE HALLADDRESS: BURTON STREET.
28/11/13 BARNSTAPLE, DEVON THE FACTORYTIME: 7:30PM. ADDRESS: GRATTON WAY, ROUNDSWELL IND ESTATE.
29/11/13 SOUTHAMPTON THE JOINERSTIME: 7:30PM. ADDRESS: 141 ST MARY’S ST.
30/11/13 LONDON ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL TIME: 7:30PM. ADDRESS: UPPER ST.
04/12/13 NOTTINGHAM GLEE CLUBTIME: 7:30PM. ADDRESS: BRITISH WATERWAYS BUILDING, CASTLE BLVD, CANAL STREET.
05/12/13 BURY, LANCASHIRE THE METTIME: 7:30PM. ADDRESS: DERBY HALL, MARKET STREET.
06/12/13 BRISTOL THEKLA TIME: 8:00PM.
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