Moulettes at the Apex...
Few bands have the creative range of the genre-blending Moulettes. Sounding like 'a cross between Pentangle, Kate Bush and early Pink Floyd' (Reuters) they weave folk, prog, pop, rock and classical music together with divine harmonies and exceptional multi-instrumentalism.
The eclectic style of the Brighton-based band has drawn a varied ensemble of featured artists, including legends Arthur Brown (God of Hellfire) and Herbie Flowers (Lou Reed, Bowie), as well as contemporaries Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets), The Unthanks and Emma Richardson (Band Of Skulls) and many more.
Their music weaves in and out of several genres with 3 part harmony female vocals, in a manner similar to Fleet Foxes. Singles from their eponymous release in 2010 (****Mojo), their follow up 'The Bear's Revenge' in 2012 (**** The Guardian) and third studio album 'Constellations' (Best Album: Spiral Earth Awards) have been played by several DJ's on BBC’s 6 Music and Radio 2 (Cerys Mathews, Mark Radcliffe, Mary Anne Hobbs, Bob Harris, Tom Robinson and Laura Laverne).
From playing together at school in Glastonbury to residencies on Tin Pan Alley, to a multitude of festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival, Cropredy, Cambridge Folk and Green Man, along with relentless world touring, the band have become renowned for their breath-taking live shows. On their travels, the band have shared both the stage and studio with many well-known artists, including Mick Jagger, Nick Cave, Seasick Steve, Mumford and Sons (Ted Dwane was a founding Moulette), Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Bellowhead, The Levellers, and many more.
If you are looking for unique but accessible surreal pop tunes, then Moulettes is the band for you!
The Moulettes play at The Apex on Tuesday 26 April at 8pm. Tickets are £16, ring The Apex box office on 01284 758000 or see www.theapex.co.uk for more details or to book.