“Moulettes are among the frontrunners of the new British acoustic scene thanks to their sophisticated, unpredictable approach, matching exquisite female harmony vocals against complex, swirling backing featuring violin, cello and bassoon… adventurous, charming…edgy as well as upbeat.” ~ Robin Denselow, The Guardian

Moulettes have been playing together for several years now. Drawing together the band member’s previous experience of playing folk, classical and prog rock, the result is arresting music that not surprisingly defies categories. Their sound palette is colourful, playful and unexpected, a testament to a band who continue to take their music to new reaches.

In early 2015, lead singer and songwriter Hannah began to contemplate an album about the natural world, after reading an article in the New Scientist. The article detailed how the discovery of a microscopic creature that lives miles underground, without oxygen or light, had redefined the perimeters of life as we know it. “It made me think about how much we still don’t know about the planet we live on… the moving space between what we do know, and what is unknowable.” says Hannah. “The animal kingdom holds such a wealth of beauty, creativity, humour, ingenuity and artistry- we wanted to celebrate it, underline its fragility, to hold up a mirror and compare our own species to others.” The result is ‘Preternatural’, an eclectic but cohesive 11 track collection, which marries the mind-expanding concept with elements of folk, prog, pop and rock.


The band’s superb musicianship is given centre stage on this record, their tightness and synergy a testament to their relentless tour schedule and breathtaking live shows. It’s a beautifully orchestrated piece of work, experimental in parts but still accessible, fusing rich vocal harmonies, persuasive melodies, big riffs, detailed arrangements and sharp song-craft to make a genre defying album that explores the moving gaps between electronic and acoustic; DIY and big production.

Moulettes’ entrancing combination of strings and the celestial, wind and weirdness, rhythm and roots, has led to comparisons with the the Unthanks, Tom Waits and even Shostakovitch. But, they have a distinct sound and presence all of their own, unmissable and destined for the heights. How can any one possibly forget the sound of Moulettes?

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