Elaine Malone - 'Moontread'

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Fresh off the back of supporting Lankum in Dublin's Vicart St, Elaine Malone, the gifted Irish musician known for her hauntingly evocative sound, returns with her captivating new single, 'Moontread'.

Following the success of her previous works, Malone's latest offering delves into the realms of 90s Shoegaze and '60s psychedelia, weaving a mesmerizing tapestry of shared pain under the enchanting glow of the moon.

Recorded by the acclaimed Cathal MacGabhann (The Altered Hours) and featuring the collaborative talents of Sam Clague (guitar, percussion, vocals), Ruairí Dale (bass, guitars), and James Christie (drums, guitar, vocals), "Moontread" represents a pinnacle of musical artistry. Malone's distinctive vocals and masterful guitar work are beautifully complemented by the instrumental prowess of her bandmates, resulting in a sonic experience that resonates with fans across the globe.

Drawing inspiration from revered musical icons such as The Velvet Underground, Nico, and Lee Hazlewood, Elaine Malone showcases her versatility and inventiveness through a fusion of genres. Her multi-instrumental abilities shine through as she skillfully incorporates harmonium, guitar, percussion, and bass into her entrancing compositions.

Having made her mark in Cork's thriving DIY music scene for over a decade, Elaine Malone has established herself as an influential figure. Her 2018 debut EP, 'Land', received critical acclaim, with reviewers praising her timeless instrumentation and exceptional storytelling skills. Since then, Malone has fearlessly explored new sonic territories, releasing two albums as part of the experimental folk-horror project Mantua and collaborating on various musical ventures, including the punk outfit Land Crabs and the Krautrock-led Soft Focus.

With 'Moontread' Elaine Malone and her exceptional band of talented Cork musicians, including Jimmy Christie, Sam Clague, and Ruairi Dale, push the boundaries of their artistry to new heights. Already amassing over 2 million streams, Malone's music has captivated a devoted following, and her upcoming album promises to solidify her position as one of the most exciting and innovative artists in contemporary music.

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