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.
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:
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.
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.
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