The Moul Factory is stationed in somerset and pre-production for album 4 is well underway…more on that soon, but Here’s a taste of what we’ve been eating…
Tropical me, tropical you, tropical Stew!
Recipe no. 1 from the experimentmoul cookery book “What we Ate During the Making of Album No. 4”
This is a fruity booze meat soup, perfect for a sunny monday.
First, after a good roast, save all the interesting goo, stock and leftover gravy. saute an onion, and add to the stock and goo pot. Add sweet potato, carrots, standard potatoes, bay leaves, 3 cloves, crushed cumin and a large sploosh of Wilkins infamous somerset cider. Add some fierce habenero chilli, though scotch bonnet is also nice. Beetroot gives an interesting hue. Can substitute vegi sausages. On a whim, I add an old pear that Pooth Kipper gave me in a tupperware on friday. tastes mostly fine so in it goes. Meanwhile, lightly cook some good quality sausages. then chop these roughly up and put in stew pot. Wait for a while, and then enjoy!
Tropical me, tropical you, tropical stew!
Aubergenie flaps and butternut squashed Risotto balls (Arancini)
And what might 2015 hold…?
Writing has begun for the next record, and we are back on the road in March and happy to be exploring new territory- including Stüttgart, München, Heidelberg, Düsseldorf, Köln, Berlin & Hamberg on the first leg. We are thrilled to be playing 6Music Festival on 21st February alongside some of the very best current artists. Lots of festivals in the pipeline too! More announcements to come soon!
WINTER ROUND UP 2014
Last year we ended our Autumn/ Winter tour on the 21st December, at Lewes All Saints hall at a most special event with the wonderful Union Music Store, and collapsed happily in to our chairs with the cheeseboard in close range. Between October and December we did 52 gigs, and more than 13000 van miles, fuelled by in excess of 80 litres of Coffee, across mainland Europe and in the U.K. Thanks to all of you who came to the shows, we had a lot of fun and made many friends. Thanks to Bellowhead for taking us as support round some of the U.K’s best venues, and for being such great company. For our London show in Cecil Sharp house we invited some of our favourite players from the ‘Constellations’ album session back to join us; Marcus Hamblett, Emma Gatrill & Campbell Austin and were able to recreate the more symphonic moments of the record. Big thanks to Robin Deneslow for his fine review…in which he describes us as “remarkable for their blend of immaculate and thrilling female harmony vocals and unexpected instrumentation.”
read it here:
We were also delighted to be included in Dom Lawson’s best albums of 2014 in The Guardian, which you can read here:
Some pictures from our travels in 2014…
Bird in a Berlin Subway- October European Tour
Spring in Norfolk!
Dead moles pegged to a fence in Yorkshire
What is the meaning of this molestation?
Playing the wonderful Sage in Gateshead
Ice-Cream opportunism at Cambridge Folk Festival
Beautiful Fanfret Guitar made by Alan Miller to commemorate the release of ‘Constellations’
round-the-clock meat dispensary machine in Freiburg
Arriving at the legendary Caberet Sauvage in Paris for our gig with Three Friends- Prog heros!
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE ALONG THE WAY!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO ORDERED ‘CONSTELLATIONS’ SO FAR!
We got to No. 51 in the Album Charts, No. 7 in the Independent Album Top 40 and No. 1 in the Independent Breakers Top 20
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For the next 5 days we are honoured to have been asked to be guest editors for Spiral Earth. Read about the making of ‘Constellations’, studio techniques & its esteemed cast of players and guests; the making of the artwork & illustrated story book; and our schemes for the future. x http://www.spiralearth.co.uk/attitude/moulettesGE.asp
After dipping our toes in the sea and hopping on the Isle of Wight boat for saturday’s first gig of the season, we are back on the road from THIS TUESDAY 22nd April.
Supported by the Magnificent Kate Young, a fantastic fiddler and singer who will also be joining Moulettes on stage…
NEW SONGS A GO GO!
come and say Hello
Join us this Friday 28th March for a night co-curated by Alisdair Roberts and Emily Portman, celebrating the darker side of music and storytelling….
This gig falls at the start of Moulettes next chapter, the ‘Constellations’ tour, after a busy year of music making, recording, illustrating and storywriting here at Moul Towers.
So expect new songs and new stories as we delve in to new realms
KINGS PLACE, KINGS CROSS 10 pm late show in Hall 2
FRIDAY 28th MARCH
Hope to see you there x