Moulettes’ entrancing combination of strings and celestial harmonies; woodwind and weirdness; rhythm and devilry has lead to comparisons with the Unthanks, Tom Waits and Shostakovitch. But, they have a sound and presence very much their own.
After a couple of EPs and singles, they released an acclaimed debut album on Balling The Jack in 2010. This found its way on to several Best Of The Year lists. and won an Innovation Award from the prestigious Fatea roots-music website. Their charismatic, idiosyncratic brand of modern folk music – which incorporates elements of prog-rock, gypsy, Classical and swing – has enthralled crowds at many festivals, including Larmer Tree, Glastonbury, Big Session and Latitude, where they played BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction stage.
Ex-MouletteTed Dwane, now of Mumford & Sons has recently returned to the fold to help record the band’s second album, The Bear’s Revenge, due out in May 2012, preceded by the single Sing Unto Me. Other guests include acclaimed folk-blues songstress Liz Green, Irish flute and whistle player Ríoghnach Connolly of the estimable Honeyfeet and virtuoso banjo-ist, Matt Menefee of American nu-bluegrass band Cadillac Sky.
Members of Moulettes have recently performed or recorded with Seasick Steve, John Paul Jones, Adrian McNally of The Unthanks and Paul Heaton of The Beautiful South. The following festivals have been confirmed so far for 2012 End Of The Road, Knockengorroch – World Ceilidh, Trowbridge, Rhythm, Bournemouth Folk and Purbeck Folk.
Another Lazy Sunday, a group of dedicated music promoters, was lucky enough to stumble upon this bewitching band. Artist promotion, through our evocative music videos and concert events, is our greatest pleasure.
Watch out for this group, there is more to come! Much, much more to come…
Filmed and Assistant Editing: Annabella Maneljuk
Sound by: Panagiotis Papagiannopoulos
Direction & Editing by: Sarah Doody
Produced by: David Cordon