CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN : FEVER DREAMS

I’d like to announce the upcoming release of my brand new album FEVER DREAMS. You may have already heard the first taster track – the title song FEVER DREAMS I. The whole album is now mixed, mastered, artwork is prepared and standing by for manufacture. The new tracks have been produced by Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss/Infinity Broke/The Tall Grass).

It has long been a dream of mine to release an album on vinyl and to make this dream a (hopeful) reality I will be crowdfunding the vinyl pressing via the Pozible platform. I have tried to be as imaginative as possible so that there are plenty of interesting rewards for anyone who can help by pre-ordering from my POZIBLE PAGE. There you can also read some history about the album, my band and the fact that I recorded this record with a group of my oldest friends. The campaign will be live on Tuesday 12th March.

You can out my introductory Pozible video here:

I was lucky enough to have French-Canadian artist Lenny Piroth-Robert paint a series of portraits of me which he submitted for the album art. Lenny is a man of many talents – his main day gig is working as a guitar luthier at Daddy Mojo Guitars and over the years he has created incredible instruments for bands such as Wilco, U2, Band Of Horses and Jack White. I was lucky enough to have a guitar built especially for me (Rosetta!) which you can see me holding in the painting above. On the side he is an extremely talented artist and the surreal atmosphere that he has created in the album art will be something to marvel at in a vinyl sized format. I’m still pinching myself at how lucky I am to be surrounded by such creative types that are willing to lend a hand to my musical projects.

Finally Fever Dreams I has already been receiving some airplay on Sydney radio and the Doubtful Sounds website had this to say about the new track:

“‘Fever Dreams I’ is a jaunty, noisey and unsettling journey into the psychology of virally-induced broken sleep. Moldre’s previous releases have been more melodic and often folkier in nature where this track points to a wider embrace of noisier textures and a wider palette of sounds, Distorted guitar sprays hard panned from the right speaker while a competing and complementary banjo adds a manic, fevered quality to the song and the rhythm section marches on with ominous insistency.”

More News Soon
Love Mark X

NEW MUSIC : FEVER DREAMS I

Yellow Moon Records would like to announce the first “taster” track, FEVER DREAMS I from Mark Moldre’s upcoming album Fever Dreams.His first new music since 2013’s critically acclaimed, An Ear To The Earth. (Laughing Outlaw Records)

We say “taster” track as this is not a single – it’s more of a musical introduction that opens a door into the new album.  In fact it’s a sprawling 5-minute plus epic alt-folk/blues racket about bad dreams/insomnia and waking up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night.

You’ll hear a band at the height of their powers, re-energised after a successful mini-tour of France. This performance was captured live to 1” tape at a small mobile studio in a home at French’s Forest.

Fever Dreams Iwas produced by Mark’s long-time musical partner & friend Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss/Infinity Broke/The Tall Grass).

For a limited time Fever Dreams I will be available as a free download on Moldre’s BANDCAMP PAGE.

Or for your viewing pleasure a kooky/eccentric clip created by Scott Hutchings, Infinity Films.

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Plagued by Fever Dreams and can’t sleep? Hearing strange noises from the kitchen? Insomnia has a grip on you? Waking up in a cold sweat? Here’s “Moldre’s Top 10 Tips For Insomniacs”

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*vintage illustrations from Wikipedia Commons

2018 Round-Up

BINIC, FRANCE

2018 certainly had a few highlights here at Moldre HQ – particularly our French mini-tour culminating in shows at the Binic Folks Blues Festival. We debuted a handful of new songs over there which will be tickling your ears early next year. More info on a brand new album very soon.

A few live clips have surfaced from the festival in Binic. You can have a squiz at a couple below:

If you missed reading my Tour Diary you can check it out here.

MYAGE PODCAST

I also had the pleasure of having a very long chat with my old friend, Joel Attenborough, who runs a podcast called MYAGE PODCAST – we just about covered most of my musical life and history in an epic (almost) 3 hour chat including songs from Neil Young, Midnight Oil, The Beach Boys, Midnight Oil, Miles Davis and Tom Waits. Listen in below:

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THE SUPAHIP: THE TWO SIDED FACE

2018 also saw the release of the long awaited Supahip album – in fact, 12 years since the last. Recently Michael Carpenter and I recorded a clip for our cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Only Living Boy In New York”

You can snag a copy of the album “The Two Sided Face” at Bandcamp.

“Not a single note of filler here, and considering the quality of the tunes it makes my top ten list for 2018. Super Highly Recommended. 9/10” POWERPOPAHOLIC.COM

“The Two Sided Face is easily one of my favourite albums of the year so far.” POWERPOPNEWS.COM

DADDY MOJO GUITARS

One of my favourite guitar luthiers – Lenny P. Roberts at Daddy Mojo Electrics – has recently featured me playing their Rosetta model, which has been my go-to guitar for the past few years. Lenny has created guitars for Jack White, members of Wilco, Band Of Horses and even The Edge. This clip contains a guitar solo from the upcoming new album.

 WIRE BLUTHE

Finally, I had the pleasure of meeting a really interesting gent a couple of years ago and ended up co-producing an album for him with Michael Carpenter. The result is “Stuck In The Songs” – for fans of 70’s AM radio singer/songwriters and lovers of Cat Stevens take note. You can have a listen and show him some support on Bandcamp.

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That’s the end of year wrap. Lots of musical plans to be unleashed in 2019. We’ll keep you posted. All the best to everyone over the New Year.

Love Mark x

BINIC FOLKS BLUES FESTIVAL 2018

What a time was had in France at the Binic Folks Blues Festival. A trip that went way too fast and was cram packed with goodness. If you’d like to hear the whole story – head on over to the Doubtful Sounds website where our good friend Chris Familton has uploaded my Tour Diary. A warning first – grab a cuppa or beverage of your choice, it’s a long read. There’s also loads of great snapshots too, many taken by Infinity Broke drummer Jared Harrison.

DOUBTFUL SOUNDS

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Moldre se dirige vers Binic!

 

FRANCE MINI TOUR

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Sideshows and Festival dates have been confirmed for our upcoming visit to the north of France for the 10th Binic Folks Blues Festival. This tour will feature my complete band line-up – they’ll be busy bees as they will also be completing the line ups of fellow Oz travellers Infinity Broke and The Tall Grass.

BON VOYAGE SHOW (SYDNEY)

Fri July 13 : The Factory Floor with Infinity Broke + The Tall Grass
8pm $18 pre/ $20 at the door
Tickets HERE 

FRANCE DATES
24th July : Le Galion-Lorient : Infinity Broke + Mark Moldre + The Tall Grass

25th July : Place aux Artistes-Saint-Quay Portrieux : Mark Moldre + The Tall Grass

26th July : Folks Blues 10th Anniversary Party-Binic : Escape-ism + Bench Press + Infinity Broke + Mark Moldre + The Tall Grass

27/28/29th July : Binic Folks Blues Festival-Binic (2 shows) : Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July

For more info on the Binic Folk Blues Festival go to http://www.binic-folks-blues-festival.com

Bon Voyage: The Factory Floor

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For the first time in a long time my full band line-up will tread the boards in Sydney. So here’s an opportunity to hear a smattering of new/old songs before we head to France.

Infinity Broke, The Tall Grass and myself have all been invited to play the 10th Anniversary of the Binic Folk Blues Festival on the 27th – 29th July. Sideshow dates are also to be confirmed very soon.

So, before we leave, a Bon Voyage Fundraiser of sorts has been confirmed at The Factory Theatre (Marrickville) on Friday July 13th with all 3 groups performing and sharing members. This is the first time Infinity Broke have performed in about 18 months and it’s my first Sydney show in close to a year. So if you grab some tickets now we can all afford our French etiquette/language tutors and sumptuous French cuisine when we arrive.

Tickets available from The Factory Theatre website:

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Binic Folk Blues Festival July 2018

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Big news just in. I’ve been invited, with the full band in tow, to play in Binic, France at the 10th Anniversary of the Binic Folk Blues Festival from July 27-29 2018. I’ll be heading over with an Australian contingent including Infinity Broke and The Tall Grass. Jamie Hutchings, producer of my upcoming album, will be particularly busy playing in all three line ups. Much excitement. More dates to be announced.

PS Slowly but surely we’re chipping away at the mixing of the new album. More news on that front sooner or later….