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Friday, 17 May 2013

Moulettes are sexually deviant pagans, says Liverpool Echo

Word from the front: specifically Shepley spring festival, whose meagre springlike aspects are in immediate danger of being splattered by a wheelspin of muddy field. And yet what of it, I hear you say?

For Moulettes, who absolutely electrified the main tent on Friday night, recently got a review in the Liverpool Echo that they won't forget in a hurry.

Much as I enjoy watching Ruth Skipper, who bears an uncanny resemblence to Velma from Scooby Doo, wearing a dirndl and playing a bassoon - or "doom stick" as she rather knowingly refers to it - the guy from the Echo was evidently even more overwhelmed.

"The review said we were sexually deviant pagans," she giggled, doom stick dangling. "And it wasn't even a busy night," added Hannah Miller.

Read all about it here and decide how much of it was going on in the head of the reviewer. For instance the, um, French horn (which is presumably what he thought the bassoon was).

If that doesn't pack 'em in, I don't know what will...

* You should really listen to this Moulettes song, Unlock the Doors.

* You might be interested in this interview with Moulettes' Hannah Miller from last year.

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  1. Aw, I was half-hoping for a good old-fashioned 'Angry of The Wirral'-type panning, but it turns out that the Echo chappie really rates them "as thrilling as modern folk gets", so yay for the Moulettes. But if they ever feel the need for an image makeover (do folk bands have those?) yer man has surely given them some food for thought.

    Incidentally, do you have anything juicy and exclusive for us on the new Josienne Clarke outing?

  2. Did you see April 21st's post, SBM?

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  4. Of course, you are required over the toast reading in this house.

    Was hinting at the possibility of some er, tangibles..ideally of an audiovisual nature.

    In the new e-conomy, the whole label/DIY issue is so interesting/scary (depending on whether your rent depends on it).

    My heart says the Chris Wood/Martha Tilson full-on DIY route is the way of the future, but I think you probably have to be ideologically committed to it to stay the course.

    "I believe we are on our own. I believe all we really have is ourselves and what we make, and, the most precious of what we make lies in our connection to each other. They have not found a way of taxing what flows between us and our loved ones."(CW)- of the other types of connection, Bandcamp take their 15% and I have no idea what a Proper contract looks like.

    If only we could all be trusted to download whatever we like from and also mail off a tenner here and there, directly to the artist, there'd be no issue. (typo corrected)

  5. It's 'Velma' from Scooby Doo.


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