Moulettes have been playing together for several years now. After a couple of EPs and singles they released an acclaimed debut album on Balling The Jack/Sotones in 2010, which found its way on to several Best Of The Year lists. They also 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 – enthralled crowds at many festivals, including Larmer Tree, Glastonbury, Big Session and Latitude, where they played BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction stage.
Members of Moulettes have recently performed and/or recorded with Seasick Steve, John Paul Jones, Paloma Faith, Bonobo and Paul Heaton of The Beautiful South. While ex-Moulette (2005-2007) Ted Dwane, now of Mumford & Sons returned to the fold in summer 2011 to help record the band’s second album, The Bear’s Revenge, due out in June 25th, 2012, preceded by the single Sing Unto Me on May 28th 2012. Other guests include acclaimed folk-blues songstress Liz Green, Irish flute and whistle player Ríoghnach Connolly of the estimable Honeyfeet, silver-throated Laura Hockenhull and virtuoso banjo-ist, Matt Menefee of American nu-bluegrass band Cadillac Sky.
Moulettes’ entrancing combination of strings and the celestial; wind and weirdness; rhythm and murder has lead to comparisons with the the Unthanks, Tom Waits and Shostakovitch. But, they have a sound and presence all of their own. Unmissable and destined for the heights.
“This delicious music is played with acoustic virtuosity…Complex and beautiful…Intriguing and unique” **** MOJO
“Divine harmonies…Orchestral folk at its very finest.” ***** Time Out
“The best music I heard [at Latitude] was by Moulettes…” The Independent
Hannah Miller – Cello, vocals, guitar
Ollie Austin – Drums, guitar, backing vocals
Georgina Leach – Violin, backing vocals
Ruth Skipper – Bassoon, vocals, autoharp
Rob Arcari – Percussion, backing vocals
Jim Mortimore – Double bass, banjo, guitar, backing vocals
Ted Dwane – Double bass, backing vocals
Faye Houston – Vocals