Hannah Moule & the Moulettes + Blythe Pepino

Live Music
Fri 14th October 2022 8pm £9 - £13

Venue Space, Cobalt Studios, 10-16 Boyd Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP

The Venue Space is fully wheelchair accessible.
If you have any specific requirements please contact us before your visit.

Unique. Delicious music” ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ MOJO

Autumn is full of all the bands we’ve always wanted to book! INCLUDING Hannah Moule & the Moulettes

Impossible to describe but truly worth seeing, read the blurb & check them out or just trust us and come see something wonderful…

Composer, vocalist and cellist Hannah Moule is famous for her surreal song worlds & sonic adventures (you may have seen her on stage here with Alabaster de Plume way back when)! A prolific collaborator and a pivotal figure within a very well-respected DIY scene, Hannah Moule brings extraordinary musicians together to create beautiful alt folk that’s full of resonant voices and unexpected moments.

Now embarking on the biggest musical adventure in their career so far, Hannah Moule & the band are continuing to challenge expectations with this extraordinary project. In place of a fifth album, Xenolalia is 55 pieces of music; a set of songs about communication told 5 ways for 5 ensembles: Strings, Horns, A Cappella, Electronica & Electric.

An experiment in composition, collaboration & production, with full access to the project through Patreon.The 2nd Xenolalia Tour: The Strings Ensemble, is coming to Cobalt Studios. From the Chamber Pop of their debut, through the prog-folk of The Bears Revenge, the cinematic expositions of Constellations & the big riffs of Preternatural, a love of string music has always been at the heart of Moulettes, led by Cellist & songwriter Hannah Moule.

In this configuration, the multi-instrumentalists of the group push what can be done with a traditional chamber ensemble, moving between classical & steel string Guitars, Cellos, Viola, Piano, Violin, Harp, Nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed fiddle) Percussion & close trademark use of harmony vocals.Here, as ever, they bring their independent spirit & experimental tendencies to the table: shades of Hildur Guðnadóttir, Scott Walker & Johnny Greenwood alongside the virtuosic exuberance of ensembles like the Danish String Quartet & Väsen; from long form moods that echo the drama of Shostakovich and the psychedelic landscapes of Ravel to the familiar & comforting patterns of UK & Irish roots music.

As they inhabit different spaces across the country, equally at home in a warehouse, concert Hall, brewery, church or the backroom of a disc world tavern, Moulettes music is given the opportunity to explore the sinew, resonance & lushness of acoustic instruments that are so sympathetic to the human ear, playing new material alongside reimagined old favorites.Players from The Strings Ensemble have been called to arrange & play on stage and in the studio with Nick Cave, Bonobo, Anchorsong, Alabaster de Plume, Floating points, Seasick Steve, The Levellers, Unthanks, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Stopgap Dance & Arthur Brown, & written & performed scores for Theatre, Video games, TV & Film productions.